Rain washed away Kiwoom’s big inning and Jang Jae-young’s first win.
The game between the Kiwoom Heroes and the KIA Tigers at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field was declared a no-game due to heavy rain. Kiwoom exploded for four runs in the top of the first inning. They had won two straight games the day before and were expected to sweep, but the heavens were not kind to them.
Kiwoom came out hot in the first inning. Kim Jun-wan ignited the fire with a single to right. Kim Hye-sung followed with a single to right that slipped by the second baseman on an Anderson fastball. Lee Jung-hoo led off the inning with a single to center field. Lee Won-seok drew a walk to load the bases.
Soon after, Lim Ji-yeol singled to center field to load the bases. Song Sung-moon and Lee Ji-young retired the next two batters with outfield singles, but Lim Byung-wook hit a line drive to left field that slipped by third base. In no time, the score was 4-0. Anderson induced Kim Joo-hyung to ground out to first base to end the inning.카지노
Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young got off to a good start in the top of the first inning, walking the first three batters he faced. However, the rain started to fall and turned into a downpour as soon as the Kiwoom offense started in the top of the second inning, and the umpire called a rain delay at 6:53. Soon, the ground began to fill with water. Even the tarp was soaked and impossible to move.
The downpour continued and the field was flooded. When it stopped raining, the maintenance crew got to work. Dozens of sponges were used to remove the standing water. It was time-consuming manual labor. At the same time, dark clouds were gathering in the sky and threatening another round of rain.
During the repairs, it started to rain heavily again and the staff had to evacuate. The umpires decided that it was not possible to continue the game and declared a no-game at 7:27pm. Much more rain was forecast for 8 p.m., making the game impossible. The KIA players’ faces lit up. So was Anderson, who gave up four runs on five hits and one walk.
Jang Jae-young’s chance for his first professional win was dashed. Kiwoom was also disappointed not to get the sweep, but at least he left with a two-game winning streak. Kiwoom will play a three-game series against SSG Landers at the Gocheok Dome this weekend. KIA travels to Jamsil for a three-game series against leader LG. After receiving heavenly help from the heavens in their three-game losing streak, it will be interesting to see if they can turn things around in the weekend’s three-game series.