The KIA Tigers will play a home game against the Doosan Bears at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 16th.
From this morning, a large amount of rain began to fall in Gwangju. Heavy rain fell, and Gwangju Metropolitan City sent a safety message on the 16th, saying, “We expect heavy rain of 50 to 150mm with lightning strikes, so please be careful not to access riversides, slopes, and use underground facilities.”
Champions Field was covered with large tarps, but water holes were formed throughout the ground due to the pouring rain.
This season, KIA was frequently canceled due to rain. If the game is canceled on this day, it will be the 23rd rain cancellation. While it was canceled due to rain in Gyeonggi-do on the 14th, KIA coach Kim Jong-kook expressed concern that “If too many games are delayed, it will be difficult until the end because we have to play later.”
In the game on the previous day (15th), Doosan won the game by widening the score from 6-6 to 8-6 in the top of the ninth inning. KIA (60 wins, 2 draws and 55 losses), which was in 4th place, came down to 5th place. Doosan (62 wins, 1 draw and 57 losses) erased the gap with KIA.
KIA announced Hwang Dong-ha and Doosan announced Raul Alcantara as starting pitchers.
Hwang Dong-ha has two losses and a 5.06 ERA in 10 games this season. The start of the season was a relief appearance, but he made his first start of the season against KT on June 23 and allowed three runs in two innings. After allowing three runs in 4 2⅔ innings against Samsung on August 20, he scored two runs in 4⅓ innings against LG on September 9. 온라인카지노
Head coach Kim said, “Hwang Dong-ha will take the mound and Kim Ki-hoon will stand behind. “If Hwang Dong-ha goes only five innings, Ki-hoon will throw it short and put a must-win group on it,” he said.
Doosan’s “Ace” Raul Alcantara will take the mound. Alcantara is 12-6 with a 2.29 ERA in 26 games this season. Against KIA, he played 18 innings in three games and recorded a 0.50 ERA with two wins and a loss.
Meanwhile, if the game is canceled on this day, KBO has set a preliminary. Both Doosan and KIA will play eight consecutive games.