KT-Samsung’s 13th game of the season, scheduled to take place at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 29th, was ultimately canceled due to pre-game rain.
The field was drenched after heavy rainfall in the morning. The lull in the rain came at around 3 p.m., and the downpour intensified around 4 p.m. Kim, who was scheduled to start the day, appeared in the first base dugout during KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-cheol’s briefing.
He checked the amount of rain outside the dugout and turned around with a slightly disappointed expression. Lee Kang-cheol, the head coach, tried to console him.
“Min, what can I do? I can’t stop it (the rain) and…. You just have to go out on Sunday (Sept. 3 against Gocheok). You’re an old friend, so you can go out even if it rains.”
He turned away with a thin smile, as if comforted by the coach’s reassurance.
The game was eventually canceled. It was actually a rainout that wasn’t too bad for KT.
A game to be played with a substitute starter who had to withdraw due to a microfracture in his ribs. There’s no guarantee of victory, and depending on the situation, they may have to mobilize their bullpen from the first game of the week.
For Kim, however, the rain was a disappointment. 스포츠토토
It had been a whopping 1175 days since his last start against Suwon KIA on June 10, 2020, before joining the mercantile industry. He was washed away by the rain. However, there is some consolation in that he only has to wait five days to get another chance to start. It will be interesting to see the outcome of his first start in 1180 days against Gochuk Kiwoom on June 3.
Choi Ha-neul, Samsung’s longest-serving pitcher, is also in trouble.
He was originally scheduled to start against Suwon KT on the 30th. Buchanan was called up at short notice and was scheduled to start last weekend when his start was postponed due to a sudden back soreness.
The long-awaited first-team call-up and start.
Choi leads the entire Futures League in ERA (2.49). However, his call-up had been delayed because his velocity wasn’t up to par for the first team.
He hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since May 20, when he gave up seven runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings at NC.
His return to the mound after 102 days was washed away by the rain. Choi Chae-heung, who was scheduled to start on the 29th, will start against KT on the 30th. Taylor Widener will start on the 31st.
Unlike KT’s Kim, it’s hard to say what the future holds.
Samsung manager Park Jin-man said, “I tried to list him as the most stable player among the Futures League starters. We will have to wait depending on the situation, such as the doubleheader next week.”