Four KBO League games were canceled on the 30th due to nationwide rain.
The match between Lotte Giants and Hanwha Eagles, which was scheduled to be held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 30th, was the first to be canceled. While both teams are in a long losing streak, Lotte is in 7th place with 50 wins and 58 losses with 7 losses in a row, and Hanwha is in 9th place with 42 wins, 6 draws and 59 losses with 6 consecutive losses.
On this day, it rained heavily in the Daejeon area from the morning. At noon, the raindrops weakened for a while, but after 1:00 p.m., it rained again on Eagles Park.
The home team, Hanwha, prepared for deteriorating ground conditions by installing large tarpaulins in the infield even before the cancellation of the rain the day before. However, it became impossible to play the game normally, such as dugouts on first and third bases and water puddles all over the outfield warning track, and in the end, it was decided to cancel at 4:50 p.m.
Lotte and Hanwha had to leave the stadium without conducting outdoor training as the game was canceled early the previous day due to rain. When the rain stopped for a while, some players lightly warmed up by playing catch balls and stretching in the outfield.
For two days in a row, it was difficult to maintain the sense of the game as the game could not be played amid the influence of the rainy season in late summer. Lotte postponed the challenge to escape from 7 consecutive losses and Hanwha lost 6 consecutive losses to the 31st. On the 31st, Lotte changed its starter from Charlie Barnes to Aaron Wilkerson, and Hanwha Lee Tae-yang prepares to start again.
The match between the NC Dinos and the KIA Tigers at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field was also canceled for two days in a row. On this day, NC changed their starting lineup from Shin Min-hyuk and KIA from Kim Kon-guk to Thomas Panoni the day before. After two consecutive days off, NC’s ace Eric Peddie will face Panoni on the 31st.
It is an important confrontation as it is two teams on the rise with rankings attached. 4th place NC is recording 55 wins, 2 draws and 49 losses with 3 consecutive wins, and KIA, which swept Hanwha in the series last weekend and ran 4 consecutive wins, is marking 52 wins, 2 draws and 50 losses. The difference between the two teams is two games.
The ‘Jamsil Derby’ between Doosan Bears and LG Twins, which was scheduled to be played at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, also failed for two days. They were scheduled to start on the 29th, but Doosan’s Brandon Waddell and LG’s Lee Jung-yong, who took a day off due to rain, ended up being delayed.메이저사이트
Due to the cancellation of the rain, on the 31st, Doosan Kwak Bin and LG Kelly will play against each other. Kwak Bin achieved his first 10 wins in his debut with 8 scoreless innings against SSG in Jamsil on the 25th. Kelly, who had some ups and downs this season, became the winning pitcher with 6 scoreless innings against Lotte in Jamsil on the 24th, and played a scoreless game in 9 games.
Lim Chan-gyu, Choi Won-tae, and Kim Yun-shik are scheduled to pitch in turn against Hanwha on the following weekend. Regarding the situation where foreign pitcher Adam Plutko is missing, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “From now on, I think Yoon-shik is the ‘key’ for Plutko’s missing position. It’s going to depend on whether we go more comfortably or go harder with the bullpen moving quickly like we did at the beginning of the season.”
The match between Samsung Lions and KT Wiz, scheduled for Suwon KT Wiz Park, was also canceled for two days in a row. 2nd place KT marked 62 wins, 2 draws and 47 losses with 3 consecutive wins, narrowing the gap with leader LG to 4.5 games. Samsung, which has risen to 8th place, is in close pursuit of 7th place Lotte with 48 wins, 1 draw and 61 losses.
Samsung Choi Chae-heung, who was scheduled to start for two consecutive days, and KT Kim Min and Ko Young-pyo, who were announced on the 29th and 30th respectively, were eventually delayed. On the 31st, a match between Taylor Widener and Wes Benjamin against foreigners will be held. Meanwhile, the match between the two teams has a preliminary date, so the canceled match will be played on October 6th.
And the match between the lowest Kiwoom Heroes and the third place SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon was the only match to be held on this day, avoiding rain. Kiwoom Ian McKinney and SSG Kirk McCarty’s starting matchup unfolded, and Kiwoom took the lead first in the first inning and started the game.