5th reverse sweep of all time…What’s the fate of the kt Korean Series?
The KT Wiz, who finished second in the regular season, pulled off a miraculous comeback to win three games after losing two to advance to the Korean Series for the second time in franchise history.
KT pulled off a 3-2 come-from-behind victory in the final five games of the 2023 KBO League Postseason against the NC Dinos at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Friday.
With the victory, KT, which won the series 3-2, dramatically punched its ticket to the Korean Series and will begin a best-of-seven series against the regular-season champion LG Twins on April 7.
KT’s playoff run can only be described as miraculous. KT was on the verge of elimination after dropping both games 1 and 2 against NC, who came up from the semifinals.토토사이트
Especially since NC’s momentum was at its peak after winning the Wild Card Decider and the semi-playoffs, it looked like KT would fall under the feet of the dinosaurs.
However, KT’s magic began in Game 3. With a no-hitter from starter Ko Young-pyo to turn the tide, KT’s bats exploded in Game 4, and they were able to pull off a miraculous upset in the fateful Game 5 to stifle NC’s momentum.
In all five best-of-three postseasons (Semi-Po, PO), teams have only had a 15.4% (4 out of 26) chance of advancing to the next round after dropping Games 1 and 2 and taking the remaining three games. KT accomplished the impossible.
Fans are eager to see if KT, who used up all of their cards for the five-game series, will be able to put on a solid performance against the regular season champions. For that, we need to take a look at what past teams have done to complete a reverse sweep with three straight wins after two losses.
The first team to complete a reverse sweep was the 1996 Hyundai Unicorns, who made it a three-game series against the Twins in the playoffs before falling to HaeTae in the Korean Series in four games.
In 2009, the SK Wyverns finished as runners-up in the Korean Series against Kia, losing three games to two, but the team was recognized for creating an epic game that went all the way to Game 7.
The original miracle team, Doosan, has completed a reverse sweep in the semifinals twice before, in 2010 and 2013. In the 2010 semi-finals, Doosan was swept by Samsung in the playoffs, but three years later, after a reverse sweep, Doosan swept past LG in the playoffs to advance to the Korean Series, where they were forced to play another seven-game series.