3 hours and 24 minutes The aftereffects of the biggest interruption ever… Chae Eun-seong excluded from selection, DH Noh Si-hwan “Everyone said it was difficult”

The aftereffects of the unprecedented stoppage at 204 minutes were significant. Hanwha Eagles’ key hitters complained of fatigue, leading to major changes to the starting lineup on the 18th. 스포츠토토

Hanwha Manager Choi Won-ho announced that center hitter Chae Eun-seong will be excluded from the starting lineup and Noh Si-hwan will play as designated hitter ahead of the 14th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against KT to be held at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 18th. 

In the second game of Hanwha’s home doubleheader against KT on the 17th, the game was suspended for 3 hours and 24 minutes due to rain. Heavy rain poured down before the tarpaulin could be covered, and it took a considerable amount of time to maintain the ground after the rain stopped. The previous record for the longest suspension was 1 hour and 56 minutes, which occurred twice in the Daejeon Samsung-Binggrae match on August 15, 1987, and in the Daejeon KT-Hanwha match on July 23 last year. Coincidentally, all records were recorded in Daejeon. 

On this day, Hanwha had Jin-young Lee (center fielder) – Hyun-bin Moon (second baseman) – Si-hwan Noh (designated hitter) – Nick Williams (right fielder) – Tae-yeon Kim (third baseman) – In-hwan Kim (first baseman) – Jae-hoon Choi (catcher) – In-ho Choi (left fielder) – Do-yoon Lee ( Shortstop) Soon formed the starting lineup. Kim Jae-young was canceled and Kim In-hwan was called up to fill the void of Chae Eun-seong.

Coach Choi said, “Chae Eun-seong’s bat is not spinning very well. It looks difficult. We have to play another 6 games starting tomorrow. When things aren’t going well, I try to give them a little break. “We needed a replacement for Chae Eun-seong, so we called up Kim In-hwan,” he said. “Noh Si-hwan was also having a hard time, so we hired Kim Tae-yeon as third baseman and Kim In-hwan as first baseman. Noh Si-hwan also has not had a good batting balance recently, and since he could not remove both Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong, he was appointed as the designated hitter. “Chae Eun-seong is on standby as a pinch hitter,” he explained. 

The aftermath of the unprecedented bloodbath the day before was greater than expected. Coach Choi said, “It feels like we played three games. “The bats of both teams did not turn after the game resumed,” he said. “The ground was not in a normal situation.” I protested and asked how they would take responsibility if someone got injured, but they just waited. Professionals have to show good performance, but yesterday was truly a game for the sake of the game. “I was disappointed and wished it would be canceled and do it normally next time,” he said. 

On this day, Hanwha switched to autonomous pre-training to maintain the ground and manage the players’ physical strength. Unlike the previous day, the infield of Hanwha Life Eagles Park is receiving sunlight and maintaining a soft condition. 


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