It rains again and again’ Gwangju Lotte-KIA match canceled due to rain… KIA 22nd this season
- on Sep 14, 2023
I’m sick of it. It’s already the 22nd game.
The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match between KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants, scheduled to be held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju at 6:30 pm on the 14th, was canceled due to rain. It will be organized later.토토사이트
KIA has a particularly bad relationship with ‘Rain’ this year. It suffered the most rain cancellations among the 10 teams. Including this day, a total of 22 games were canceled and pushed back. There are 12 home games and 10 away games. This is against the backdrop of only 116 games being played. It is 15 games behind Kiwoom (131 games), which uses Gocheok, a dome stadium, as its home. The schedule for the second half of the year is becoming even tighter.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk expressed concern ahead of the two-game series against Lotte in Gwangju on the 13th and 14th. This is because rain was predicted early on. Coach Kim said, “It’s something we can’t help. But they say it’s going to rain until the end of the week. It’s a bit disappointing because it’s raining too much. If we can’t play, the starting rotation will become complicated. We may have to use players who are being prepared in the second-tier Futures team.” “There is,” he said.
Two members of the KIA starting lineup are missing due to injury. Mario Sanchez was out of action on the 26th of last month due to elbow ligament damage. It is encouraging that bullpen pitching was conducted on the 14th. A total of 50 pitches were played in 2 sets of 25 pitches each. There was no pain or abnormality. Lee Eui-ri, who returned after recovering from his shoulder injury, was expunged from the last 10 entry due to a finger blister. It is a situation where there is no choice but to worry about the management of the starting team.
On the 13th, we lost to Kang Woo 1-3 against Lotte, which made us feel even more disappointed. A large tarpaulin appeared on the ground due to the drenching rain before the game that day. The game started on a 40-minute delay and started at 7:10 p.m. KIA, who gave up 3 runs in the 3rd inning, made up for 1 run in the 5th inning and trailed 1-3. I didn’t get a chance to fight back any further. The game was stopped before the bottom of the sixth inning due to heavy rain. 46 minutes have passed. At 9:56 p.m., a cold game was declared due to rain. This was the moment when KIA’s defeat was decided.
Coach Kim expressed his true feelings, saying, “It’s disappointing. It’s so disappointing. It was a game where we could have scored more points in the second half. It kept raining, so there was nothing we could do.”
On this day, KIA consisted of Kim Do-young (shortstop) – Lee Woo-sung (right fielder) – Na Seong-beom (designated hitter) – Choi Hyeong-woo (left fielder) – Kim Seon-bin (second baseman) – Socrates (center fielder) – Kim Tae-gun (catcher) – Hwang Dae-in (first baseman) – Choi Jeong-yong (Third baseman) was the starting lineup. The starting pitcher was Kim Ki-hoon, who was called up after about a month. Pitcher Park Jun-pyo was eliminated.
Coach Kim said, “(Kim) Ki-hoon has been preparing to be a starter in the Futures team. He is efficient because his innings are long compared to the number of pitches. I think he is on the rise overall.” Kim Ki-hoon pitched in 8 games and 27⅔ innings in the 2nd Division Futures League this year, recording 2 wins, no losses, and an average ERA of 2.28. On the 8th, the previous pitch, Sangmu Jeonseo won with 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings.
However, the start date became complicated due to rain cancellation. Coach Kim said, “Tomorrow’s (15th match against Doosan in Gwangju) will be Yoon Young-cheol. It would have been easier if Ki-hoon had rotated as scheduled,” and added, “I plan to use him as a starter because I have prepared according to the selection. There may be cases where he appears with pitcher Kim Jae-yeol. “It seems,” he explained.
On this day, Lotte had Dong-hee Yoon (right fielder), Hoon Jeong (first baseman), Chi-hong Ahn (second baseman), Jun-woo Jeon (left fielder), Kang-nam Yoo (designated hitter), Geun Jeong (catcher), Dong-hee Han (third baseman), Hak-ju Lee (shortstop), and Seong-bin Hwang (center fielder). ) was formed as a lineup. It is the same as the KIA game on the 13th. The starting pitcher was Park Se-woong.
On the 14th, Lotte acting manager Lee Jong-woon smiled, regarding the team’s cold win due to rain the day before, saying, “I think they gave us another chance. You need this kind of luck when playing (playing baseball), but I think we got a little bit of luck due to the rain.”
Regarding Han Dong-hee, who was given the opportunity to start for two consecutive games, he said, “I hope he finds good points in himself and regains his confidence. Only when Han Dong-hee comes back alive can the team go up as well.” Han Dong-hee is struggling with a season batting average of 0.215 (59 hits in 274 at-bats). He started as a starter against KIA on the 13th and walked 3 times. Acting manager Lee encouraged, “It’s very positive. (Han) Dong-hee saw the ball well. Although (his hitting feeling) is not good right now, he has to pick the ball so he can hit the ball he wants.”
Lotte announced Charlie Barnes as the starting pitcher for the Sajik Kiwoom game on the 15th.