It really kicked off at the end of the season. Won 7 games in a row. Kim Ha-seong’s team, the San Diego Padres, blew the whistle for consecutive wins. But it was too late. That makes me even more disappointed. 안전놀이터
San Diego won 3-2 in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League home game against the Colorado Rockies on the 21st (Korean time). With Kim Ha-seong absent and Choi Ji-man stepping in as a pinch hitter, the team declared victory. They achieved victory thanks to the performance of Choi Ji-man, who came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning and hit the final sacrifice hit.
It is showing a steep upward trend. Starting with a 6-1 away win against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 14th, they recorded 7 consecutive wins. They defeated the Oakland Athletics in a row from the 16th to the 18th, and swept all three home games against Colorado from the 19th to the 21st.
With the win on the 21st, the season reached 75 wins and 78 losses. The winning percentage was still below .500 (0.490). Finished in 4th place in the National League West Division. The gap with the 3rd place San Francisco Giants was reduced to 1.5 games. He maintained 7th place in the National League wild card race. They are 5 games behind the Chicago Cubs (79 wins, 72 losses), who are in 3rd place, which is the Maginot Line for the fall festival.
So, can San Diego achieve a miraculous fall festival? To conclude, it is close to impossible. It has already become impossible to win the district, and we have no choice but to look to the top three in the National League wild card rankings. In order to catch up with the Cubs, who are currently in third place, the gap must be narrowed to five games. Even if they win all of the remaining 9 games, it will not be easy to close the gap. As expected, the Cubs, who have 11 more games to play, will not be able to turn things around even if they only get 6 wins. It seems very difficult to overtake the wild card 4th place Miami Marlins (79 wins, 74 losses) and 5th place Cincinnati Reds (79 wins, 75 losses).
San Diego will play a three-game series with St. Louis from the 23rd to the 25th. The regular season will then conclude with a three-game series against San Francisco and a three-game series against the White Sox. It is too late to expect to advance to the fall festival.