Gwangju – Kia fans at Kia Champions Field were cheering. The game, which was 0-8, was rained out.
The game between the LG Twins and the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on Monday was rained out in the bottom of the second inning. The canceled game will be organized at a later date. The game was suspended in the middle of the second inning due to heavy rain, and although the umpires waited for a lull in the rain, they eventually drew an X on the field.
On the same day, KIA received pre-game injury news. Kim Sun-bin, the captain and main second baseman, was withdrawn from the first team due to a sore hamstring, and KIA manager Kim Jong-guk said, “My hamstring is a little bad. I’ve had it for a while, but it’s a micro-injury, so I think I’ll have to rest for about 10 days.” “I think I’ll get treatment for about a week and do technical training for about three days. It will take about 10 days at the earliest and two weeks at the latest.”
Kia rebounded in July with 11 wins, 5 losses, and the No. 1 overall ranking, and is on a roll in August with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. After falling to ninth place with 29 wins, 1 loss and 37 draws by the end of June, the summer rebound has seen KIA climb to sixth place, one game behind fifth-place Doosan Bears through seven games. In a good mood and amid the unfortunate injury departure of their captain, KIA lined up with Choi Won-jun (1B), Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (3B), Na Sung-beom (R), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates (center field), Lee Woo-sung (left field), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), and Kim Kyu-sung (2B). LG fielded its best lineup with all of its left-handed starters, even with KIA’s left-handed ace Yang Hyun-jong on the mound. Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dan (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Park Hae-min (center fielder), and Shin Min-jae (second baseman) were the seven left-handed hitters.
The starting matchup between KIA’s Yang Hyun-jong and LG’s Adam Plutko was expected to be a pitcher’s duel until the middle innings. However, that expectation was shattered in the first inning.
LG’s bats exploded in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hong Chang-ki and a bunt single by Moon Sung-joo in the second inning put runners on first and second with no outs, LG scored a run on a single to right by Kim Hyun-soo and another run on a single to center by Austin Dean in the fourth inning. With runners on first and second, No. 5 Oh Ji-hwan bunted in front of the pitcher, but Yang Hyun-jong threw to third to catch the runner at second, putting runners on first and second. A failed sacrifice bunt seemed to dampen LG’s spirits, but Moon Bo-kyung singled to right, followed by Park Dong-won’s sacrifice fly and Park Hae-min’s single to right to score three more runs and make it 5-0.
LG’s bats didn’t cool down in the top of the second. Shin Min-jae, the top of the order, drew a walk and failed to steal second base, but the momentum shifted again when Hong Chang-ki’s hard-hit ball was misplayed by first baseman Choi Won-joon. Moon Sung-joo and Kim Hyun-soo followed with back-to-back doubles to make it 7-0. In the second inning, Oh Ji-hwan’s double to center made it 8-0. It was a close game early on.
At the end of the second inning, when Lee Woo-sung batted in the first inning, the game was suspended due to rain, but the game was not resumed. The umpires waited 55 minutes and tried to resume the game until the end, but due to the heavy rain, the game was declared a no-game.메이저사이트
On the day, LG scored eight runs on nine hits in two innings. Yang Hyun-jong gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits in two innings, but the rain washed it all away.