NC Dinos defeated SSG Landers at home after a fierce battle and secured a ticket to the playoffs.
The key hitters showed off their clutch instincts and created a thrilling comeback drama.
NC defeated SSG Landers 7-6 in Game 3 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Semi-Playoffs (3 wins out of 5) held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.
After winning the first game 4-3 on the 22nd and the second game 7-3 on the 23rd, they settled in the playoffs with their 3rd consecutive win in the series. 지울프-토토
NC’s starting pitcher Tanner Turley did not meet expectations on this day, allowing 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs in 2 innings, but the bullpen pitchers showed strength.
Lee Jae-hak gave up 1 run in 2⅔ innings, Kim Young-gyu gave up 1⅓ innings of no runs, Ryu Jin-wook gave up ⅔ innings of no runs, Lim Jeong-ho gave up 1⅓ innings of no runs, and Lee Yong-chan gave up 1 inning of no runs.
In the batting lineup, Captain Son Ah-seop gave an even performance with 2 hits and 1 stolen base, Park Min-woo 1 hit, 2 walks and 1 run, Park Geon-woo 1 hit, 1 RBI and 2 runs, Martin 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 2 runs and 1 stolen base, and Seo Ho-cheol 2 hits and 1 RBI.
On the other hand, SSG was unable to overcome the aftermath of an early collapse as starting pitcher Oh Won-seok allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, and 5 runs in 1⅓ innings, and Noh Kyung-eun allowed 2 hits, 1 home run, and 2 runs in 1⅔ innings.
Aside from Choi Jeong’s comeback grand slam in the top of the second inning and Hanyu Seom’s one-run double in the top of the third inning, the batting lineup also bowed out, failing to hit at the right time at every opportunity.
Starting on the 30th, NC will play the playoffs (3 wins out of 5 games) against KT Wiz, 2nd place in the regular league, to advance to the Korean Series.
By securing four days of sweet rest, conditions were created to fight on equal footing with KT.
We can also look forward to the start of the first game of the playoffs by Eric Peddy, a 20-win pitcher who is recovering from an injury.
On the other hand, ‘defending champion’ SSG, which made history by winning the first ‘wire to wire’ integrated championship in KBO League history last year, ended its 2023 season journey in the semi-playoffs. He fell victim to NC Upset and fell to his knees with a series sweep.