The double header schedule between Hanwha Eagles and Kiwoom Heroes was already difficult to understand. The previous day’s 12th overtime match was added, making it the worst of the worst.
Hanwha and Kiwoom will play the 13th and 14th games between teams in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 9th. It was a double header that both coaches Hong Won-ki and Choi Won-ho expressed dissatisfaction with from the moment the remaining game schedule was announced. However, in the end, two games were played under the most difficult conditions without any schedule changes.메이저놀이터
Kiwoom, which uses Gocheok Dome as its home, does not have home games canceled due to rain, so there is relatively less time to rest compared to other teams in the middle of the season when the season is hot and exhausting. However, in the second half of the season, games can be played on a loose schedule. This season, Kiwoom has already completed many games, and can prepare for games with as many as four days off. From Kiwoom’s perspective, there is enough room to play one game, so it makes no sense to play a double header.
Kiwoom and Hanwha’s schedules are not so conflicting that it is difficult to fit in one game. Hanwha will rest on Monday after playing this weekend series against Kiwoom, and there will be no games for the two days following the Jamsil match against Doosan on the 12th. The same goes for Kiwoom. The three days of rest in between were scheduled as a reserve day for Kiwoom and Hanwha, but there is virtually no chance that the game will be postponed to this reserve day due to rain pouring down on Gocheok Dome.
Although Hanwha does not have as much time as Kiwoom, it is much better for Hanwha to play one game on an off day rather than a double header. If one of the games had been played on one of the days set aside as a reserve day, there would have been no burden of travel since it was the same trip to Seoul, even though it was held in Jamsil and Gocheok. Hanwha requested a change to the schedule from the KBO, but there was no movement, so both Hanwha and Kiwoom had to accept this hardship.
To make matters worse, Hanwha and Kiwoom had an even tighter schedule by holding an extended 12th game on the 8th, the day before the double header. On this day, Hanwha and Kiwoom used eight pitchers. Hanwha selected Kim Ki-joong and Nam Ji-min as the starters on the 9th, and Kiwoom plans to select Kim Dong-hyuk and another bullpen as the starters due to Ariel Jurado’s elbow pain. However, as the game dragged on on the 8th, the two coaches suffered more headaches.
A double header that starts at 2 p.m. after overtime ends at 11 p.m. is also a problem, and once the double header is played, the next one is also a problem. The game on Sunday the 10th begins at 2 p.m. Playing a daytime game the day after an evening game is not easy in itself, and you have to return to the ballpark a few hours later after an avoidable doubleheader. It is difficult to guarantee performance due to accumulated fatigue.