Kia, rain forecast a challenge…doubleheader to be revived after 2 years

The postseason-bound Kia Tigers are facing a rainy forecast.

The Tigers are preparing for a three-game series against the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon starting on the 22nd.

Led by 10-win pitcher Lee Yi-ri, the Tigers are looking to return to the top five with a five-game winning streak. With 48 wins, two ties and 49 losses on the season, the sixth-place KIA is closing in on the fifth-place Doosan Bears (50 wins, one tie and 51 losses).

However, the forecast calls for a lot of rain in the Seoul metropolitan area from the 22nd to the 24th.

KIA is the team most nervous about the rain.

KIA has only played 99 games this year. This is the lowest number of games among the 10 teams. The Kiwoom Heroes have played the most games, with a whopping 113. 메이저사이트

The KBO is scheduling the postseason for the second week of October this year. The KBO had planned to play a full slate of games without doubleheaders this year, but if more games are canceled by the KIA, doubleheaders are virtually inevitable. Midweek rainouts cannot be rescheduled for Monday games.

Kia’s schedule is at a breaking point for doubleheaders.

Playing doubleheaders late in the season will only deplete players’ stamina faster and make it harder for them to stay in shape. This is very unfavorable for players fighting for position.

The KBO will announce the rest of the second half schedule next week. It will be interesting to see if doubleheaders will be organized for the first time in two years.

The last doubleheader was on October 28, 2021, between the Suwon NC Dinos and KT. In 2021, due to the Tokyo Olympics and the aftermath of COVID-19, the regular season had to be played until the end of October.

Due to the cold, the Korean Series between Doosan and KT was held at the Gocheok SkyDome, home of Kiwoom.