Only held nationwide → 4 runs lost → Surprising heavy rain → No game, rain saved Anderson + KIA

Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 29th.

The sky was overcast with dark clouds, but that was all. On this day, while preliminary warnings for heavy rain were issued across the country, a large amount of rain fell in the morning in the Gwangju-Jeonnam region. However, the rain stopped during the day, and about three hours before the start of the game, only the sky was overcast, and the midsummer temperature was restored. Officials from the home team, KIA, started preparing for the game by pulling on a large tarp.먹튀검증

It was a day KIA longed for a ‘rest’. On the 27th, KIA, who lost 7 times in the rain against Kiwoom, played 11th overtime with Kiwoom on the 28th, putting 8 pitchers on the mound, but again tasted defeat. The shock of defeat was even greater because it was a game in which Hwang Dong-ha, who was a substitute candidate for selection, and Kim Yu-shin, showed their will to win. Prior to the Kiwoom game on the 29th, Myeong-Won Jeong, the pitching coach of the 1st team, was notified of the remaining service, and as coach Jae-Eung Seo was called up, Dong-Ha Hwang Dong-Ha and Yu-Sin Kim were also canceled from the 1st team. It was a day when KIA needed a break before the 3rd consecutive weekend match against the LG Twins in Jamsil from the 30th, but the sky turned away.

While 4 out of 5 stadiums across the country were postponed due to rain, the Gwangju Kiwoom-KIA match was the only one to start at the scheduled time. KIA was hit hard from the first inning. Foreign pitcher Sean Anderson was hit 5 times in a row from lead hitter Kim Jun-wan to 5th hitter Lim Ji-yeol. Anderson seemed to breathe a sigh as he dealt with Song Seong-moon and Lee Ji-young, respectively, but allowed Lim Byeong-wook to hit again at the right time. Kiwoom produced a 4-run big inning from the beginning of the first inning. At the end of the first inning, KIA retreated with three batters to Kiwoom Jang Jae-young.

Just 23 minutes after the start of the game, the moment we were about to go over to the second circuit, heavy rain began to pour from the sky. The umpire, who had sent a hand signal to the KIA dugout to “come out quickly,” immediately gave the order to withdraw, and a tarp was laid on the home plate and mound. When the rain intensified, the referees ordered KIA to lay a large tarpaulin. However, in the last two days, as the wet tarpaulin ate water and increased in weight to block the rain, a variable that did not unfold properly occurred. Even on the ground, which had been soaked with water from two days of rain, puddles began to form in no time. The heavy rain stopped for about 10 minutes, but puddles were already formed in various places in the infield.

The referees ordered the drainage of the infield to continue the game. While it was still raining, field officials came out with sponges and continued to drain the water for a while. In the midst of this, it started to rain again, and in the end, a no game in the rain was declared. It was a moment when Anderson and KIA breathed a sigh of relief and Kiwoom sighed.

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