The first game of the Kia Tigers-Samsung Lions three-game series was canceled due to rain.
Kim Tae-gun and Ryu Ji-hyuk meet their families for the first time since being traded. The monsoon rains are back.
On the morning of the sixth game of the season between the two teams, it rained heavily at Gwangju Champions Field. The infield was covered with a large tarp. The field was drenched. Puddles of water formed on the tarp in the infield. The foul territory and outfield dirt were also soaked.
There was a brief lull in the rain about three hours before kickoff. But after 4 p.m., the torrential downpour resumed. The retracted field was a mess.
Finally, two hours before kickoff, the decision was made to cancel the game.
It was a bit disappointing for the home team, KIA.
The atmosphere was high before the game. After an eight-game road trip, the team returned home like an improved general. It was a successful road trip with 6 wins and 2 losses. Five wins in a row. Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young are back from injury, and Choi Won-joon’s retirement has been followed by the addition of Kim Tae-gun, bringing stability to the defense. Mario Sanchez came out of the gate strong in his debut against the Suwon KT on the 9th with 6⅓ innings of 10 K’s and 1 run. The returning Thomas Pannoni will also start the three-game series against Samsung. One game back of the fifth-place NC Dinos. They wanted to end the first half in fifth place, and they wanted to take advantage of the overwhelmingly strong Samsung, who were at the bottom of the standings with five wins and a tie. Rookie Yoon Young-chul got the start.
“If it rains, we can’t play, and if it doesn’t, we’ll play,” Kia coach Kim Jong-guk said in the pregame briefing. It was an attitude of obeying the will of the heavens.
But Samsung is no slouch either.
They overcame a seven-game losing streak with two consecutive shutout victories in the NC last weekend. It’s been almost a month since they won back-to-back games against Lotte on the 10th and 11th of last month. The bullpen, which has been struggling, is expected to be revitalized by the performance of the Buchanan-Suarez duo. The starter on this day was Won Tae-in, who has been on the rise lately with three consecutive quality starts.
A young ace with a fighting spirit. He is very determined to end his losing streak against KIA. If the game had been played, it would have been a close game. However, the sky did not allow the game to take place. Instead, the two teams switched to indoor training to rest and prepare for the remaining two games of the series.
The rain forced KIA to change their starting lineup. KIA announced the return of Thomas Pannoni for the 12th game against Samsung, replacing Yoon Young-cheol, who was scheduled to start on the 11th. Samsung sent Won Tae-in, who was scheduled to start on the 11th, to the 12th against KIA.스포츠토토
Hwang Dong-jae, who was scheduled to start on the 12th, was hit by a grenade. His last start of the first half with Yoon Young-cheol was stolen by rain. Meanwhile, the final game of the first half, on the 13th, will feature an ace matchup between Yang Hyun-jong and Buchanan.