Fourth place KIA and sixth place Doosan will play the 11th game between 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League teams at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 5th. KIA’s second-year Hwang Dong-ha and Doosan’s veteran sidearm Choi Won-jun were predicted as starting pitchers.
KIA beat SSG Landers 8-6 in Incheon on the 3rd to sweep three consecutive weekends. It has won eight consecutive games in two years since the 2021 season, rising from fifth to fourth, showing off its terrifying performance in the second half. 스포츠토토
KIA will face Choi Won-joon as a starting lineup with Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (third baseman), Na Sung-bum (right fielder), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates (left fielder), Kim Sun-bin (second baseman), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Oh Sun-woo (first baseman) and Choi Won-joon.
Doosan aims to turn the mood around in its home turf with a 3-4 victory over the Lotte Giants in Sajik the previous day. The key is whether he will be able to continue his strong performance against KIA with an absolute advantage of 7 wins and 3 losses against KIA this season.
Doosan took the batting order that led to Jung Soo-bin (center fielder), Kim Jae-ho ( shortstop), Rojas (left fielder), Yang Eui-ji (catcher), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), Kim In-tae (right fielder), Kang Seung-ho (second baseman) and Huh Kyung-min (3rd baseman).
However, as rain poured down in Jamsil from 6 p.m., 30 minutes before the start of the game, a red light was turned on for the normal progress. The home team Doosan immediately installed a tarpaulin in the infield to prevent worsening ground conditions.
According to the current weather forecast, rain clouds are expected to stay near Jamsil Baseball Stadium until 7 p.m., so it will not be easy to start the game at 6:30 p.m. Even if the rain stops, the start of the delay is inevitable considering the ground maintenance time.
KIA has 36 games left in the regular league with the most rain cancellations among the 10 clubs this season. Doosan also failed to play one out of three Sajik away games due to rain in Busan throughout the weekend. The game was held until Monday on the 4th, so it is consuming a lot of physical strength.