In an unusual case, it is unlikely to avoid the cold in autumn baseball, even though international competitions are scheduled to be held without stopping the league.
KBO announced on the 13th that it will cancel the 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan SOL KBO League season between the Doosan Bears and the SSG Landers, which was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.스포츠토토
KBO released the remaining game schedule scheduled until the 10th of next month and vowed to minimize the delay by playing on a doubleheader or preliminary day if a cancellation game occurs during this period. However, the game will be reorganized after the 10th of next month because there is no preliminary date.
Rain began to pour in Seoul this morning. The infield of Jamsil Stadium was covered with tarps, but puddles were created in the outfield grass and the black of the warning track. Over time, the rain did not calm down, and the game supervisor decided to cancel the rain faster than usual.
Beyond autumn baseball, concerns about “winter baseball” cannot help but grow. In recent years, it has been said that the KBO League has played “winter baseball” due to rain cancellations and various international competitions. As a result, in 2021 and 2022, some postseason games were held at Gocheok Sky Dome, the only dome stadium in Korea, even without the home team Kiwoom Heroes.
I expected it to be different this season. The idea was to push ahead with the league by minimizing damage to his team by setting an age limit for baseball national team players to play in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open on the 23rd. The maximum number of transferring players per team is also stipulated.
The problem is that the will of heaven was out of control. Since the beginning of the season, there have been a series of cancellations due to heavy rain. KBO has scheduled the remaining games until the 10th of next month and said it will prevent the season from being pushed back as much as possible by using preliminary days and double headers if a cancellation game occurs during this period.
It is also coincidental that it is Doosan and SSG. The two teams are competing to advance to the fall baseball league. Fifth-ranked SSG is two games ahead of sixth-ranked Doosan. Both teams played 11 games. There are five more games left. Confrontation alone can sufficiently reverse the ranking.
The two teams are one of the teams that have been damaged by a lot of rain cancellations this season. KIA had the most games left with 115 games, followed by NC and Doosan (118 games), followed by Lotte, LG, and SSG (119 games).
Doosan was scheduled to start Park Shin-ji and SSG was scheduled to start Roenis Elias. Doosan changed its starting lineup to Choi Seung-yong on the 14th. Choi Seung-yong, who has been starting with the bullpen this season, has recently strengthened his will to win the SSG match with his card, which has been pitching stably as a starter again. Coach Lee Seung-yeop met at Jamsil Stadium on the same day and said, “I’ll go in order at the beginning or middle of the season, but I don’t have time now. “Only 26 games are left, so players in good condition will play if they have a chance,” he said.
SSG will remain as Elias, who is playing well with 6 wins, 6 losses, and a 3.77 ERA this season.
SSG’s priority is to reverse the mood. SSG, which remained at the forefront, has been on a sharp decline for the past month. He remained in second place until the 18th of last month, but has already fallen to fifth place and is even threatened by sixth-place Doosan. In the last 10 games, he has performed poorly with 2 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. On the other hand, Doosan aims to leap to fifth place with six wins and four losses.
SSG manager Kim Won-hyung said, “I said in an interview yesterday that starting pitchers needed a rebound this week, and I hope it will be a good start to the week,” adding, “I don’t know how a doubleheader is scheduled this week, but I hope the rain will be an opportunity for the team to change the mood.”