Just another WordPress site

‘Autumn Rain’ 30th KBO League, Daejeon + Gwangju + Jamsil + Suwon 4 games canceled due to rain (Total)

Four KBO games were canceled on Tuesday due to rain across the country.

The Lotte Giants and Hanwha Eagles, scheduled to play at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Tuesday, were the first to be canceled. Both teams are mired in long losing streaks,안전놀이터 with Lotte in seventh place with 50 wins and 58 losses and Hanwha in ninth place with 42 wins and 6 losses and 59 losses.

The Daejeon area has been experiencing heavy rain since the morning. The rain briefly eased off around noon, but after 1 p.m., a downpour soaked Eaglespark again.

The home team, Hanwha, had prepared for the deteriorating ground conditions by installing a large tarp in the infield even before the rainout was canceled the day before. However, water puddles appeared in the first and third base dugouts and on the outfield walking track, making it impossible to play normally, and the game was finally canceled at 4:50 pm.

Lotte and Hanwha also had their games canceled early the day before due to rain, leaving them unable to conduct outdoor training. When the rain briefly eased, some players warmed up by playing catch and stretching in the outfield.

For the second day in a row, the teams were forced to play under the influence of the late-summer rainy season, making it difficult for them to maintain their match fitness. Lotte lost its seventh straight game and Hanwha’s sixth straight, pushing the challenge to end its losing streak to the 31st. On the 31st, Lotte changes its starting pitcher from Charlie Barnes to Aaron Wilkerson, while Hanwha sends back Lee Tae-yang.

The game between the NC Dinos and KIA Tigers at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field was canceled for the second consecutive day. NC switched Shin Min-hyuk and KIA switched from Kim Gun-guk to Thomas Pannoni the day before, and with two consecutive days off, NC’s 31-year-old ace Eric Peddie will face Pannoni.

It’s a crucial matchup for the two rising teams in the standings. Fourth-ranked NC is 55-2-49 on a three-game winning streak, while KIA, which swept Hanwha in a series last weekend, is 52-2-50 on a four-game winning streak. The two teams are separated by two games.

The “Jamsil Derby” between the Doosan Bears and LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul has also been canceled for two days. Doosan’s Brandon Waddell and LG’s Lee Jung-yong, who were scheduled to start on the 29th, were forced to take a day off due to rain.

Following the rainout, Doosan’s Kwak-Bin Gwak and LG’s Kelly will start on the 31st. Kwak-Bin is coming off an eight-inning no-hitter against SSG in Jamsil on April 25 to earn his 10th career win. Kelly, who has had some ups and downs this season, tossed a six-inning no-hitter against Lotte in Jamsil on the 24th, his first shutout in nine games.

Im Chan-kyu, Choi Won-tae, and Kim Yun-sik will pitch for Hanwha next weekend. With foreign pitcher Adam Plutko out of the lineup, Yoon Kyung-yup said, “From now on, I think Yoon-sik will be the ‘key’ in Plutko’s absence. How well he fulfills his role as a starter will ultimately determine whether we can go more comfortably or struggle as we did at the beginning of the season by quickly deploying the bullpen.”

The game between the Samsung Lions and KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon was also canceled for the second straight day. Second-place KT has won three straight games to improve to 62 points and 47 draws, closing the gap on leader LG to 4.5 games. Samsung, which moved into eighth place, is now 48-1-61, closing in on seventh-place Lotte.

Samsung’s Choi Chae-heung, who was scheduled to start for the second straight day, and KT’s Kim Min-ho and Ko Young-pyo, who were scheduled to start on the 29th and 30th, respectively, were pushed back. On the 31st, Taylor Widener and Wes Benjamin will face off against foreigners. Meanwhile, the game between the two teams was scheduled for a reserve day, so the canceled game will be played on October 6.

The only other game to be canceled due to rain was the match between last-place Kiwoom Heroes and third-place SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. With Keum’s Ian McKinney and SSG’s Kirk McCarty starting the game, Keum took the lead in the top of the first inning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *