It is ‘Wednesday without baseball.’ All five KBO league games were canceled due to heavy rain. There is a long way to go, but the number of postponed games keeps increasing.
The KBO was scheduled to hold the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ starting at 6:30 pm on the 20th, with Doosan Bears-NC Dinos (Jamsil Stadium), KT Wiz-LG Twins (Suwon KT Wiz Park), Hanwha Eagles-Lotte Giants. (Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park), Samsung Lions-SSG Landers (Daegu Samsung Lions Park), and KIA Tigers-Kiwoom Heroes (Gwangju-Kia Champions Field) were decided to be canceled due to rain. All stadiums are canceled due to rain.
On this day at Jamsil Stadium, Doosan announced Choi Seung-yong and NC had Tanner as starting pitchers, but their matchup did not take place. NC registered ‘left-handed ace’ Koo Chang-mo as a first-team entry and deleted outfielder Han Seok-hyun. The previous day (19th), the match between the two teams was a 2-1 win for NC, led by ‘foreign ace’ Peddie.
At KT Wiz Park in Suwon, KT and LG met and attracted attention as a match for 1st and 2nd place in the regular season, but the match between the two teams ultimately failed. KT had Ha Jun-ho and LG had Kim Yun-sik as their starting pitchers, but they could not stand on the mound.
At Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park, the meeting between Hanwha and Lotte did not take place. Hanwha announced Felix Pena and Lotte announced Na Kyun-an as their starting pitchers, but their matchup did not become a reality.
A match between Samsung and SSG was scheduled to take place at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Samsung announced Choi Chae-heung and SSG announced Elias as their starting pitchers. However, this match was also canceled due to rain.
At the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, the starting matchup between KIA Kim Ki-hoon and Kiwoom Jang Jae-young attracted attention, but they had to face the reality of cancellation due to rain.
Among the games canceled due to rain on this day, only the Suwon LG-KT match was scheduled for October 2nd, and the remaining four games were all decided to be scheduled at a later date.
The matchups will all change on the 21st. First, Kiwoom and NC meet at Gocheok Sky Dome. Kiwoom announced Hurado and NC announced Tanner as starting pitchers. While Kiwoom changed the starting pitcher, NC is pushing Tanner as is.
SSG and LG will face off at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. SSG announced Song Young-jin and LG announced Kelly as their starting pitcher. Both teams changed their starting pitchers.
A match between KT and Lotte will be held at Suwon KT Wiz Park. KT decided on Bae Seong-seong and Lotte decided on Na Kyun-an as their starting pitcher. Na Kyun-an will make his final appearance before joining the national team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
At Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park, Hanwha and KIA will face off. Hanwha decided to push Pena as is, and KIA changed the starting pitcher to Lee Ui-ri.메이저놀이터
The meeting between Samsung and Doosan took place at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Samsung will send Buchanan and Doosan will send Brandon as their starting pitcher, resulting in a competition for foreign starters.
If this continues, ‘winter baseball’ will become a reality. Currently, the regular season of the KBO League is scheduled to end on October 10th, but the regular season deadline is expected to be delayed due to the increase in rain-cancelled games.