KBO announced on the 13th that the 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan SOL KBO League season between Doosan Bears and SSG Landers, which was scheduled to start at 6:30 pm at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, would be canceled due to rain about an hour and a half before.메이저사이트
KBO released the schedule for the remaining games scheduled until the 10th of next month and announced that if a game is canceled during this period, it will be played on a double header or reserve day to minimize schedule delays. However, since there is no reserve date for today’s game, it will be rescheduled for after the 10th of next month.
It started raining in Seoul this morning. A tarp was spread on the infield of Jamsil Stadium, but puddles formed on the outfield grass and the warning track. As time passed, the rain did not subside, and the race director decided to cancel the rain event sooner than usual.
Beyond fall baseball, concerns about ‘winter baseball’ cannot help but grow. In recent years, there has been talk about the KBO League being held in ‘winter baseball’ as the season schedule was pushed back due to rain cancellations and various international competitions. As a result, in 2021 and 2022, some postseason games were played at Gocheok Sky Dome, the only dome stadium in Korea, even though the home team, Kiwoom Heroes, was not there.
I expected this season to be different. The idea was to push ahead with the league by minimizing damage to the team by imposing an age limit on the players on the baseball team who will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open on the 23rd. The maximum number of players per team was also stipulated.
The problem was that the will of heaven was uncontrollable. Since the beginning of the season, many games have been canceled due to heavy rain. The KBO has scheduled the remaining games until the 10th of next month, and announced that if a game is canceled during this period, it will use reserve days and double headers to prevent the season from being pushed back as much as possible.
It is also a coincidence that they are Doosan and SSG. The two teams are competing to advance to the fall baseball season. 5th place SSG is ahead of 6th place Doosan by 2 games. The two teams played 11 games. There are five more games left. Just a head-to-head match is enough to change the rankings.
The two teams are among the teams that suffered damage from many rain cancellations this season. KIA played 115 games and had the most games left, followed by NC and Doosan (118 games), followed by Lotte, LG, and SSG (119 games) with one less game remaining.
On this day, Doosan was scheduled to start Park Shin-ji and SSG was scheduled to start Roenis Elias. Doosan changed its starting selection to Choi Seung-yong on the 14th. Choi Seung-yong, who went back and forth between the bullpen and starting position this season, has recently returned to the starting lineup and is pitching stably, reinforcing his determination to win against SSG. Coach Lee Seung-yeop met at Jamsil Stadium on this day and said, “We would go in order at the beginning or middle of the season, but right now we don’t have time. With only 26 games left, players in good condition will step out when they get the chance.”
SSG will continue with Elias, who is performing well this season with 6 wins, 6 losses, and an earned run average (ERA) of 3.77.
For SSG, turning the situation around is an urgent priority. SSG, which was at the forefront, has been in a sharp decline over the past month. It maintained second place until the 18th of last month, but has now fallen to fifth place and is even under threat from Doosan in sixth place. In the last 10 games, they are performing poorly with 2 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. On the other hand, Doosan aims to leap to 5th place with 6 wins and 4 losses.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “In an interview yesterday, I said that the starting pitchers need a rebound this week, and I hope it will be the start of a good week.” He added, “A double header is also scheduled for this week, and I don’t know what will happen, but I hope the rain today will be an opportunity to change the mood for the players.” .