Day 1, Busan Sajik Stadium.
Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants were scheduled to face off, but the game was postponed due to a typhoon.
It had been raining heavily since the previous day, and there was even a heavy rain warning in the Busan area, so the game was canceled early.
The KBO announced the remaining games on March 29. The KBO did away with the two-game series this season and organized the league into a three-game series. There are 66 games that need to be rescheduled, including 50 unrescheduled games and rainouts. A total of 116 games have been scheduled through Oct. 10.
After the announcement of the remaining games, the reserve dates for canceled games were also set.
Doosan and Lotte’s canceled game in Busan was scheduled for Oct. 6. However, the KBO announced the cancellation of the Busan game on Oct. 1 and designated the canceled game as a “makeup” rather than a reserve day.
The KBO has set the maximum number of games a team can play in a series, including reserve days and doubleheaders, at nine. However, games that are rescheduled after Oct. 11 will not be subject to the nine-game limit.
“If the Doosan-Lotte game was scheduled on October 6, Lotte would have played 11 games, so it was announced as a later date,” the KBO said.
The decision was made in anticipation of the later game being canceled.
Lotte is scheduled to host Kiwoom on Oct. 26 and 27, followed by a two-game series against the Hanwha Eagles in Busan on Oct. 28 and 29. The 30th is set aside as a reserve day against either Hanwha or Kiwoom.
On October 1, they will play a three-game home series against Samsung. On the 2nd, it’s a doubleheader. The 4th and 5th will be a doubleheader against LG.
The KBO explained, “If the earlier games are canceled, Lotte could play a total of 11 games, so we scheduled them for a later date,” adding, “Doosan and Lotte’s game in Busan, which was canceled on October 1, will be played after October 10.”
Meanwhile, Doosan and Lotte will play the second game without changing their starting pitchers. Doosan will use Brandon Waddell and Lotte will use Charlie Barnes.먹튀검증
Brandon is 6-3 with a 3.10 ERA this season. Against Lotte, he has appeared in two games this season, throwing 12 scoreless innings.
Barnes is 9-7 with a 3.57 ERA in 23 games this season. Against the Doosan, he was strong in three appearances, going 2-1 with a 0.87 ERA.