An unbelievable turnaround of 8 consecutive wins. KIA Tigers are shaking up the league’s top rankings and box office success.
KIA had an 8-game winning streak. KIA won 8-6 in the Incheon SSG Landers match on the 3rd, sweeping the three-game road trip on the weekend. Since the Suwon KT Wiz match on August 24th, they have won the last 8 games in a row. It’s 8 consecutive wins. Although it was not a ‘complete’ 8 consecutive wins due to rain cancellation in the middle, KIA did not lose once while meeting KT-Hanwha-NC-SSG one after another. The expression ‘I have forgotten how to lose’ is not an exaggeration in the current atmosphere.
The atmosphere could have calmed down due to Mario Sanchez’s injury, but instead, the batting lineup heated up like crazy. KIA, who scored more than 10 team points in three consecutive games from the NC game on August 31 to the SSG game on September 2, has been ranked first in team batting average (0.316) since August. He was the only team batting average to exceed .300. As such, scores are coming out evenly regardless of the center, top and bottom batting order.
In the SSG match on the 3rd, KIA led 4-0 early in the game, but starter Lee Eui-ri was shaken and immediately allowed the score to be tied. They were ahead 5-4, but then allowed the score to come back to 5-6. However, in the 8th inning, he scored 2 runs against Seo Jin-yong, the closing pitcher who ranked first in saves in the league, to secure the victory, and in the 9th inning, he even hit a wedge hit. Final score 8-6 victory. KIA pitchers allowed three home runs, but KIA batters scored more runs.
This atmosphere continued through the excitement in the audience. Incheon SSG Landers Field sold out 23,000 seats for two consecutive days on the 2nd and 3rd. This is SSG’s 6th and 7th home game this season with a full crowd. SSG’s box office performance is also good enough to rank second in the league in terms of home attendance, but with the team’s recent performance slowing down, the support from fans of the away team KIA was noticeable. KIA, which has many away fans from the metropolitan area, even showed off its great ticket power. KIA’s good performance is also good news for the entire KBO League, which has recently surpassed 6 million spectators and is recording box office results faster than before COVID-19.
Not only is it a hit, but the league’s top rankings are also fluctuating. KIA has already risen to 4th place. Although they are in 4th place, only slightly ahead of NC in terms of winning percentage, they have carved out a solid gap.
The key is what comes next. While 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place LG, KT, and SSG are recording consecutive losses, KIA has entered into a full-scale competition with NC for 4th place, and the gap with 3rd place SSG is only 1.5 games. A winning streak is bound to break, but once a crack has occurred, the leaderboard can change at any time.온라인바카라
KIA, which fell to 7th place on July 29th, drew a rapid upward graph after installing a ‘booster’ in exactly one month. How long will the Tigers’ game-changing excitement continue? The key is how the variables of KIA, which has the most games remaining and the full-fledged battle for the top 5, work out.