LG cries, KIA cheers…’8-0 rainout’ upsets Heebee
LG Twins batters pounded KIA Tigers ace Yang Hyun-jong in the first inning. At the end of the second inning, the score was 8-0. It looked like LG was going to win the game early.
However, the game was suddenly canceled due to heavy rain. The game between LG and Kia at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on August 8 was called a no-game at the end of the second inning due to rain.
LG’s starting pitcher against Kia’s Yang Hyun-jong was Plutko. It was his first start in 14 days after being removed from the first team due to a cold and corona. A starting matchup between aces. A tense pitching battle was expected, but the game was dominated by LG from the first inning.
In the top of the first inning, LG’s leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki singled up the middle, and Moon Sung-joo followed with a bunt single to put runners on first and second. After Kim Hyun-soo led off with a single to right, LG scored a run on a single by Austin Dean in the fourth. With runners on first and second and nobody out, LG scored three more runs on Moon Bo-kyung’s RBI single, Park Dong-won’s sacrifice fly, and Park Hae-min’s RBI single to right to take a 5-0 lead.
In the second inning, LG took advantage of a KIA error and back-to-back doubles by Moon Sung-joo and Kim Hyun-soo to take a 7-0 lead. Then, with two outs, Oh Ji-hwan singled to center field to extend the lead to 8-0. The first and third base sections of the stadium quickly became mixed: the Kia fans in the third base area fell silent, while the few LG fans in the first base area grew louder and louder in their support.
However, in the bottom of the second inning, with the bases loaded and KIA on first, it suddenly started to rain heavily. The umpires stopped the game, and the field was quickly covered with a tarp.스포츠토토
The rain was not in the weather forecast for the day. Thinking it was a localized downpour, umpire Lim Chae-seop waited for an hour, but the rain didn’t stop. Eventually, the game, which was suspended at 7:14 p.m., was declared a rainout at 8:08 p.m.
The fans’ feelings were instantly reversed. Kia fans were cheering, while LG fans were crying and disappointed.
The players’ expressions were also in stark contrast. The KIA players, who expected the rain to stop soon, sat in the dugout with a relaxed expression and chatted, while the LG players, who were nervous, were bitter about the rainy no-game.
The game, which was canceled in the second inning with a score of 8-0, will be rescheduled at a later date.