Rainy Jamsil forces KIA-DUSAN season 11 to start with minimum delay
Just before the KIA Tigers and Doosan Bears meet for the 11th time this season, an unwelcome visitor appeared in the Jamsil sky: rain clouds.
The fourth-ranked KIA and sixth-ranked Doosan will play the 11th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Friday at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. Second-year pitcher Hwang Dong-ha is expected to start for KIA and veteran sidearm Choi Won-jun for Doosan.
KIA swept a three-game weekend series against SSG Landers, beating them 8-6 in Incheon on March 3. The team has been on a tear in the second half of the season, winning eight straight games to move from fifth to fourth in the standings for the first time since the 2021 season.
KIA will face Choi Won-jun on Sunday with a starting lineup of Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (third base), Na Sung-beom (right field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates (left field), Kim Sun-bin (second base), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Oh Sun-woo (first base) and Choi Won-jun (center field).
Doosan will be looking to turn things around at home after dropping a 3-4 decision to the Lotte Giants in Sajik the previous day. With an absolute dominance of 7-3 against KIA this season, it will be crucial for Doosan to continue its dominance against KIA.
Doosan came out with the following batting order: Jung Soo-bin (center fielder), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Rojas (left fielder), Yang Ji (catcher), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), Kim In-tae (right fielder), Kang Seung-ho (second baseman), and Heo Kyung-min (third baseman).
However, rain poured into the dugout at 6 p.m., 30 minutes before the start of the game, putting a red light on the game 메이저사이트. The home team Doosan immediately installed a tarp in the infield to prevent the ground conditions from deteriorating.
According to the current weather forecast, rain clouds are expected to linger near Jamsil Baseball Stadium until 7pm, making it difficult for the 6:30pm start time. Even if the rain stops, a delayed start is inevitable given the time required to maintain the grounds.
KIA has the most rainouts of any of the 10 teams this season with 36 games remaining in the regular season. Doosan was also forced to cancel one of its three games against Sasik due to rain in Busan over the weekend. The team was forced to play a game on Monday, April 4.