The rebellion of the ‘6th seed’… Arizona advances to WS for the first time in 22 years
The Arizona Diamondbacks of the American Major League (MLB), founded in 1998, played in 2001 when Kim Byung-hyun played as a closing pitcher. After winning the World Series (WS, 4 wins in 7 games) for the first and last time, he went through a long period of hardship.
\Arizona will create a sensation in the 2023 postseason (PS) and enter the WS stage for the first time in 22 years. Arizona advanced to WS by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in the final 7th game away game of the National League Championship Series (NLCS, 4 wins out of 7) held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 25th. Philadelphia missed the opportunity to shake off the disappointment of finishing runner-up to the Houston Astros in last year’s WS.토토사이트
Arizona’s fall baseball season was truly a twisted drama. ‘6th seed’ Arizona, which had the fewest wins among PS advancing teams with 84 wins and 78 losses in the regular league, defeated Milwaukee (92 wins, 70 losses), the Central Division winner, with two wins in the Wild Card Series, and then won the National League in the Division Series. They repeated the upset by overwhelming the Los Angeles Dodgers (100 wins, 62 losses), who ranked second in winning percentage, with three consecutive wins. And in the NLCS, they even defeated Philadelphia (90 wins and 72 losses). PS Ketel Marte, who hit in 16 consecutive games, was selected as the series MVP.
Arizona’s opponent, which is looking to win its second WS championship since its founding, is the Texas Rangers, who have conquered the American League (AL). Texas defeated Houston in a close Game 7 in the ALCS, which ended the previous day. While Arizona waited 22 years for a WS championship ring, Texas waited over 60 years. Texas, founded in 1960, has yet to wear a WS championship ring. Texas advanced to the WS for two consecutive years in 2010-2011, but has painful memories of being defeated by the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in succession. The first game of the WS between Arizona and Texas will be held at Texas’ home on the 28th.