The sudden rain changed the starting matchups.
Doosan starting pitcher Kwak Bin thanks his teammates after pitching a no-hitter in the eighth inning of the baseball game between the SSG Landers and the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul, 섯다 on Aug. 25.
The Doosan Bears and KIA Tigers will play a three-game midweek series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul starting Aug. 5. The difference between fifth-ranked KIA and sixth-ranked Doosan is three games. Kia needs to defeat Doosan to solidify its fifth place, and Doosan needs to reduce the gap with Kia to re-enter the top five.
So a lot of attention was focused on the first match between the two teams on the 5th, but there was a twist. A sudden downpour occurred just before the start of the game, and it didn’t stop as the start time approached, eventually leading to the decision to cancel the game.
While the game was not played, the rain ended up being a good thing for both teams.
With the game on Monday, April 4, Doosan was scheduled to play nine straight games this week (including a doubleheader on the 9th). With a gap in the starting lineup and a tight schedule that made it impossible to use a normal starting rotation, Doosan announced that Choi Won-jun, who had been working out of the bullpen, would start Game 5.
KIA starting pitcher Panoni throws the ball during the first inning of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ game between the KIA Tigers and KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Jangan-gu, Suwon, on Aug. 24.
KIA also had to find a replacement starter for Game 5, as foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez was sidelined with an injury. KIA announced Hwang Dong-ha as the starter, but it didn’t feel right. Hwang had appeared in nine games (two starts) for the first team this season, going winless with two losses and a 5.29 ERA.
However, due to the rain cancellation, neither team had to make any substitutions. Doosan replaced its Game 6 starter with Kwak Bin, while KIA switched from Hwang Dong-ha to Thomas Pannoni. The alternate starter matchup turned into an ace matchup.
Kwak Bin has been Doosan’s homegrown ace this season. In 19 games, he has a 10-6 record with a 2.58 ERA. 카지노사이트랭크 He’s really blossomed this year, picking up his first double-digit win of the season.
He’s also been good against KIA. In two starts this season, he has pitched well, going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. In 11 1/3 innings of work, he allowed just two earned runs. The success of the game will be determined by how efficiently he can shut down the KIA bats, which have shown tremendous firepower during their eight-game winning streak.
Since rejoining the organization as a replacement for the released Shawn Anderson, Pannoni has been solid in eight games with a 3-1 record and a 3.18 ERA. In his most recent start, on March 31, he earned the win against the NC Dinos with five innings of three-run ball. He earned the decision in a start against the KBO’s top ace, Eric Pedroia, who gave up seven runs in three innings. This will be his first time facing Doosan.
Both Doosan and KIA need to catch each other to improve their chances of advancing to fall baseball. With the rain setting up the starting matchup between the aces, 고스톱 it will be interesting to see which team will pick up a valuable win.