The LG Twins-NC Dinos game scheduled to be held at Changwon NC Park on the 14th was canceled due to rain. The rain that had been falling since noon did not stop, but rather intensified as the day progressed, causing puddles of water to form on the outfield walking track.
Supervisor Kim Si-jin came out several times to inspect the field, and the decision was made at 5:20 p.m. to cancel the game. The game will be organized at a later date as there is no reserve day.
LG traveled to Changwon with three days off until the 13th after finishing a four-game series against the KIA Tigers on the 8th and 10th, including a doubleheader, but the game was canceled due to rain. It was a four-day break.
LG traveled straight to Daejeon to face the Hanwha Eagles on the 15th, before returning to Seoul for a home game against the SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 16th and a doubleheader against SSG on the 17th.
The starting rotation has also changed. Initially, Casey Kelly was scheduled to start the day, followed by Kim Yoon-sik against Hanwha on the 15th, Lee Jung-yong against SSG on the 16th, and Im Chan-gyu in the doubleheader against SSG on the 17th.
However, due to the rain cancellation, the rotation will be adjusted. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Kim Yoon-sik will pitch against Hanwha on the 15th and Kelly will pitch against SSG on the 16th. For the doubleheader on the 17th, Lee Jung-yong and Lim Chan-gyu will pitch.”
On the 19th, an alternate starter was needed for the game against the Gwangju KIA, and Yeom decided on Lee Ji-gang. Due to the cancelation of the game on the same day, he also needed to make a selection for the game against KT Wiz in Suwon on the 20th, but Yeom did not reveal the selection. Due to the rainy weather, LG’s schedule became complicated as they had to make back-to-back substitutions against KIA and KT next week. It’s not easy for LG, which still hasn’t secured its top spot, as it will have to use substitutes against top teams with strong bats.
While the four days off may have helped the players’ stamina, it may not have helped their game sense. The match against Hanwha, followed by a three-game series against SSG in two days, is a must-win for LG. Hanwha is the lower-ranked team in terms of power, while SSG is the top team but has been on a downward spiral lately. LG needs to win to stay on top of the standings, and with four days of rest, if the pitchers show good command and the bats hit with power, they can widen the gap between them and the top two teams again.스포츠토토
NC will play a two-game series against the Samsung Lions in Changwon on the 15th and 16th before taking a break on the 17th and 18th.