Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop (이승엽) let out a sigh as he spoke to reporters while looking at the scoreboard.
His voice was a mixture of worry and relief.
The game against the LG baseball team at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 30th had been canceled due to rain.
Considering the team’s bullpen, which has shown some signs of fatigue lately, and the back-to-back departures of established starters Choi Seung-yong and Kim Dong-joo, it could be interpreted as ‘short rain’.
However, the remaining schedule is no laughing matter.
“There was a rain forecast for the weekend, and we might play eight games next week,” said Lee Seung-yeop.
In order to keep up with the schedule, the KBO plays ‘Monday games’ when weekend games are canceled.
To reschedule the canceled games, the KBO scheduled a doubleheader on September 9.
If one of the games against the Busan Lotte Giants on September 2 and 3 were canceled, as Lee feared, they would be played on Monday, September 4. If Monday’s game is scheduled, Doosan will have to play eight games next week, including the doubleheader on Sept. 9.
“Everyone is in the same situation, and if we play a doubleheader, we can get two wins in one day,” said Lee Seung-yeop, who is hopeful, but warned, “If we lose too many games, it could put more pressure on the team. “If we lose too many games, it can put a lot of pressure on the team.
As the schedule became tighter and there were gaps in the starting lineup, Lee often turned to pitching coach Kwon Myung-cheol.
After the game was canceled, Lee said, “I need to go to the pitching coach as soon as possible.” After consulting with Kwon, he decided to give Brandon Waddell, who was scheduled to start on the 30th, a little more rest, and call up Kwak-Bin on the 31st.
Won could arrive on September 9 for a doubleheader.
Choi Seung-yong, who was scratched from the first team roster after peeling skin off his finger against the NC Dinos on Sept. 19, will pitch out of the bullpen this weekend.
“The best scenario for now is for him to return next weekend (Sept. 9) when the doubleheader is scheduled,” manager Lee Seung-yup said, adding that he expects Choi to return on Sept. 9. 파워볼사이트