Lotte-Dusan ‘8 days, 9 games’ in jeopardy… 2nd resignation game rained out, ‘baseball day’ coming Monday
The Lotte Giants, who have been struggling with rain, have been hit with a bad news: four of their five games this week have been rained out. The Giants are now forced to make up the games.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced that the Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants’ 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan has been canceled due to rain.
The rain that had been falling in Busan since the previous day had stopped in the morning. However, it started raining again in the afternoon, and it became unclear whether the game would be held. In the end, the game was canceled at 4:15 p.m., 45 minutes before kickoff.
The game will be rescheduled for Monday, April 4. The KBO decided last month that if a game is canceled on either Saturday or Sunday between May 5 and 10, it will be rescheduled for the following Monday at 18:30. This is the first time a Monday game will actually be played since the move was announced.
This puts Lotte in the position of having to play a forced march. Assuming the three-game series goes well, Lotte will play two games against Doosan and then immediately begin a three-game home series against the Samsung Lions in Ulsan on May 5. They will then travel to Changwon NC Park for a three-game series against the NC Dinos, with the ninth game being a doubleheader as per the KBO’s schedule for the remaining games.
If the 10th game remains rain-free, Lotte will have to play nine games in eight days. Also, with four games canceled this week alone, the remaining games will be difficult to schedule. The team will also be traveling to Busan, Ulsan, and Changwon, which will increase their fatigue.먹튀검증
The same goes for Doosan. After playing two games in Busan, they will host the KIA Tigers for a three-game home series starting on the 5th, followed by a four-game series against Samsung on the weekend, including a doubleheader on the 9th. The good news is that they’ll be playing at home all week, but the traveling won’t be easy.