Jamsil Stadium canceled again due to rain, Doosan now 20 games behind… Winter baseball becomes a reality

The fierce autumn baseball battle at the end of the KBO League regular season has been disrupted by frequent rain. In the case of the sixth-ranked Doosan Bears, the number of rain cancellations has already reached “20.”

KBO announced that the 12th match of the season between Doosan and the fifth-ranked SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League, which was scheduled to be held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 13th, was canceled due to rain. As SSG is set to play a doubleheader with the No. 1 LG Twins on the 17th, the game will be organized later.

Baseball fans are paying attention to the game between the two teams. It was an important game that could be a watershed in the fight for the semifinals as sixth-ranked Doosan was chasing fifth-ranked SSG by two games.

There was also a difference in the team atmosphere. Doosan beat the Hanwha Eagles 8-3 the previous day and won three consecutive games. Based on the recent rise of 6 wins and 4 losses in 10 games, the goal was to accelerate the pursuit of SSG.

On the other hand, SSG had been slowing down with two wins, one draw and seven losses in the last 10 games and was completely defeated 0-3 by the KT Wiz the previous day, making the atmosphere bad. In particular, it was worrisome that the batters had only one hit and no score.

However, the sky did not allow Doosan to clash with SSG. Raindrops poured down in the Jamsil area early in the morning. Starting at noon, precipitation increased more and more, and puddles of water gathered throughout the first and third base dugouts and outfield warning tracks.

Home team Doosan installed a large tarpaulin in the infield early after the match against the Hanwha Eagles the previous day and prepared for rain, but the ground condition deteriorated significantly as the rain became thicker.메이저사이트

The KBO game supervisor dispatched to the scene quickly decided to cancel the rain at 4:50 p.m., considering the weather forecast and ground conditions. The Korea Meteorological Administration expected rain clouds to stay in Jamsil until the dawn of the next day, and even if it stopped raining, it would take a considerable amount of time to maintain the ground for the normal game.

Both the home team Doosan and the away team SSG took an unexpected break. Most of the Doosan players went home from 5:30 p.m. SSG moved to an away accommodation near Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

In the case of sixth-place Doosan, Rain is not very welcome. Until this day, a total of 20 rain cancellations have been made this season alone, making it more difficult to play the rest of the game. With the fourth-ranked KIA Tigers (21st), who suffered the most rain cancellations this year, they will have a breathless race until mid-October.

Doosan will play a doubleheader with fifth-ranked SSG in Munhak on the 27th and will have to face the leading LG in Jamsil on the 29th and 30th after a day off. It is not a very good situation for the schedule to be pushed back amid the need to wage an all-out war in every game.

SSG’s 16th rain cancellation is not a positive sign. However, there is a difference in perspective from Doosan, which has been winning three consecutive games, in that it has time to settle the team’s atmosphere after the defeat against KT the previous day.

Shortly after the rain cancellation, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung expressed a not-so-bad view on an unexpected holiday, saying, “I hope today’s rain will be a day that changes the atmosphere of the players.”

After the rainy season, the end of the regular league of the KBO League 2023 season was further delayed as rain poured down at the beginning of autumn. KBO has currently announced the remaining game schedule for the second half of the year until October 10. If the number of rain cancellations increases further, the start of the postseason will be postponed until mid-October.

Doosan replaced the starting pitcher against SSG on the 14th. Choi Seung-yong will face SSG hitters instead of Park Shin-ji, who was scheduled to take the mound as a starting pitcher in the game on the 13th. In SSG, Elias will play against Doosan as it is.

Meanwhile, the start of the game has been postponed due to dark clouds and rain in Gwangju Champions Field, which was unlikely to rain. In Gwangju, KIA, which aims to advance to the playoffs by ranking fourth with 60 wins, 2 draws and 53 losses (0.531) and Lotte, ranked seventh, failed to turn the mood around after manager Chris Sutton’s resignation and lost three consecutive games.

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