Last place for 4 years in a row? The worst fear is gone… Hanwha, highest winning season since 2018
I think we can avoid the worst disgrace of being in last place for four years in a row. Hanwha is looking at its highest winning season since 2018, the last fall baseball season.
Hanwha won both double headers against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 9th. In the first game, they won 11-2 thanks to an explosion in the batting lineup, and in the second game, they won 3-1 thanks to good pitching on the mound.
Hanwha, which has been on a 5-game winning streak since the Daejeon SSG match on the 6th, ranks 8th with 49 wins, 62 losses, and 6 draws, widening the gap with 10th place Kiwoom (51 wins, 76 losses, 3 draws), which has suffered 6 consecutive losses, to 6 games.스포츠토토
Hanwha, which was ahead of Kiwoom in terms of riding from the 1st to 5th, but was ranked 10th in winning percentage, escaped the fear of falling to last place with 5 consecutive wins. There are still 27 more games left in the season, but it looks like they will be able to avoid falling to last place with just a half-beating win rate. The number of wins is 49, already surpassing last year’s 46 wins.
Hanwha ranked last in 10th place for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022. If they had not been able to get out of last place until this year, they could have suffered the disgrace of being last place for four consecutive years for the second time in the history of the KBO League. Lotte had the worst history in the KBO League, ranking 8th and last for four consecutive years from 2001 to 2004.
Since the 10-team system in 2015, there has never been a last-place team for four consecutive years. The new team KT ranked 10th for three consecutive years from 2015 to 2017, but avoided ranking for four consecutive years by ranking 9th in 2018.
This year, Hanwha’s team winning percentage is .404.1, the highest since 2018 (.535), when it ranked 3rd in the regular season and entered fall baseball. Hanwha, which had a winning percentage of .400 in 2019 (.403), which finished in 9th place, stayed at .300 for three consecutive years in 2020 (.326), 2021 (.371), and 2022 (.324). We went through a harsh ordeal due to intensive rebuilding.
However, this year, the win rate increased by more than 10% compared to the previous year, and it was out of the ‘win target’ target. Even against the 1st and 2nd place LG (6 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw) and KT (5 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw), they showed a formidable performance even against the top teams, achieving a .500 win rate. There are many young players who lack full-time experience, so there are a lot of ups and downs, but the overall power has improved in two-strokes.
From June 21st to July 1st, they had an 8-game winning streak for the first time in 18 years, and are on the rise again with the last 5 consecutive wins. If young players who have gained experience in pitching take their place and if the team is properly reinforced, including foreign players, it is not a vain dream to jump into the top 5 competition next season. Fall baseball is already a long way off, but the season is moving forward.