Reporter Lee Sang-cheol of Maekyung.com MK Sports
‘NC-Doosan-Doosan-NC.’ It is a winning team from Game 1 to Game 4 of the Korean Series. I wondered if the weight was put on a team, and it was quickly balanced.
The Korean series was opened and the second rest day ended. There are no rest days anymore. From Game 5 (24th) to Game 7 (26th), you have to run’every day’.
There is a very high probability that the direction of the championship will be determined by the results of the 5th match. Therefore, the two command towers also pulled out the best faith card in order to win the 5th game.
|↑ NC and Doosan are in close confrontation with 2 wins and 2 losses. Game 5 of the Korean Series will be held at 6:30 pm on the 23rd at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Photo (Gocheok, Seoul) = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan|
Koo Chang-mo (NC) and Flexen (Doosan) fight again following the second game. I rest for four days and am back. The reason NC was able to push Luchinski’s 2⅔ innings save in the fourth game is because Koo Chang-mo is standing behind. Chang-mo Koo scored 3 runs (2 ERA), but after recovering from injury, he played the most innings (6). There were also 7 strikeouts.
Doosan also introduced Flexen first, not Alcantara. Flexen is the ace of November. Following the semi-playoffs and playoffs, the Korean series is also showing off its iron wall. However, in the Korean series, it shook with five hits and five four pitches. NC doubled out five times. Lucky for Flexen.
Victory in Game 5 is very important. Three wins and three losses have different experiences. In particular, the probability of winning the 5th game after 2 wins and 2 losses in the previous Korean series was 77.8%.
Interestingly, the probability is increasing. Samsung in 1984 and Lotte in 1995 won the 5th game after 2 wins and 2 losses and stepped on a very favorable point, but they did not get their fourth victory. This is an example of two failed wins.
From Haitai in 1996, after 2 wins and 2 losses, the winning team in the 5th game has a 100% chance to win the championship cup. Even if the scope is narrowed down to the 21st century, six teams, including Hyundai in 2003, SK in 2007, KIA in 2009, Samsung in 2012, Sangseong in 2014, and SK in 2018, walked the’flower path’.
This is the winning formula that history tells us. Therefore, NC and Doosan will do everything in order to catch the 5th game. You can take out another surprise card. Because you have to win unconditionally. [email protected][ⓒ 매일경제 & mk.co.kr, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]