“LG is in game 6, KT is in game 7.”
LG and KT expected the Korean series to be a long game. KBO held the 2023 KBO Korean Series Media Day at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 6th.
LG’s coach Yeom Kyung-yeop and captains Oh Ji-hwan and Lim Chan-gyu attended. KT’s coach Lee Kang-cheol and captains Park Kyung-soo and Park Young-hyun attended.
As Media Day began, attendees took commemorative photos and predicted with their fingers how many games the Korean Series would end in. 바카라사이트닷컴
LG spread out six fingers in unison, and KT spread seven fingers as if they had made a promise.
Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop said in anticipation of the 6th game, “KT has a very solid starting lineup, a solid starting lineup, and a good batting lineup, so in terms of power
we had an advantage with 10 wins and 6 losses in the regular season, but KT is always difficult.
We were a team.
There were many games where (we) got lucky at the end.
I hope it ends in Game 6 of the Korean Series,” he said.
Oh Ji-hwan said, “I have the same thoughts as the coach.
KT has a good starting lineup, but we wanted to win the home game, so we thought of it as Game 6.”
Lim Chan-gyu said, “KT came up with 2 losses and 3 consecutive wins.
I expect a tight game in the beginning. KT’s starting lineup is very good.
On the contrary, we have base running play, batting, and technology that can shake up the pitcher, so we expect Game 6. “I do it,” he said.
Lim Chan-gyu said, “The manager has a brilliant strategy. I hope he can win with many steals and many strategies.”
In response, KT spread all seven fingers and predicted the final 7th game.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I think of baseball as a marathon.
I think the end of 42.195km is Game 7. So I expect that we will go until Game 7.”
Park Kyung-soo said, “I expected Game 7. LG is a strong and good team, so I don’t expect it to be decided quickly. Our fans will be even more excited if we go to Game 7 and win the championship trophy.
We also want to show the impressive baseball we are good at.” “For this reason, I will think about it until Game 7,” he said.
Park Young-hyun said, “I expected Game 7, and I know that LG is a strong team.
I saw them as the target of KT’s attention, and I am nervous and excited to meet them in the Korean Series.
think it will be an even more exciting game if Game 7 of the Korean Series is the last game of the season. “I expected it to be Game 7,” he said.
LG won the regular season for the first time in 29 years since 1994 and advanced directly to the Korean Series.
It is the first time in 21 years since 2002 that the team has appeared on the Korean Series stage.
After the regular season ended in mid-October, preparations for the Korean Series began early.
Training camp began at LG Champions Park in Icheon on October 19th, and the team moved to Jamsil Stadium on October 30th and completed the actual inspection with practice games with Sangmu and their own Blue and White match.
With determination ahead of the Korean Series, Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop said, “KT has good experience from winning the combined championship two years ago.
With a solid strategy and starting baseball, they played a good game and advanced to the Korean Series, so I think it is not an easy team.
We, LG, “Although I lack a little experience, I was able to strongly feel the desire and earnestness to win while preparing for the Korean Series,” he said.
He continued, “With the performance that LG showed in the pennant race, we will focus on what we do better in the Korean Series rather than preparing for our opponent.
We really worked hard to prepare. We hope to produce a good result at the end so that we can smile with the fans.” “I will do my best,” he said.
KT won the right to advance to the Korean Series with a series record of 3 wins and 2 losses, winning 3-2 in the final 5th game of the playoffs against NC held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 5th.
In the playoffs, the team that scored first in both games 1 to 4 won. In game 5, KT allowed the first goal and was down 0-2, but came from behind to win 3-2. In the regular season, KT, which was ranked last in early June, won and lost
. They showed a magical journey, miraculously increasing the margin from -14 to +17 and ending the season in second place.
The playoffs, which were pushed to the brink by losing the first and second games, seemed like a condensed version of the regular season.
KT counterattacked with a win in Game 3 and won three consecutive games from Games 4 to 5, advancing to the Korean Series with a miraculous reverse sweep.
Lose, loss, win, win’ is the third record in playoff history. It was the first record in 14 years since Hyundai in 1996 and SK in 2009.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “At the opening media day, KT and LG were mentioned as candidates for the championship, and thanks to that, we were able to have a good season.
This is the first Korean series to be held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.
Our players and the front office support passionately.
I will do my best to rise to the top with the fans who supported me,” he said.
Meanwhile, LG and KT will play the first game of the Korean Series at Jamsil Stadium at 6:30 pm on the 7th. At Media Day, the starting pitchers for Game 1 were announced.
LG’s foreign ace Kelly and KT’s native ace Go Young-pyo will each be the starting pitcher.