KT-NC PO Game 5 to be held in Suwon on Nov. 5
If canceled due to rain, the PS schedule will be pushed back by one day.
Rain is threatening to disrupt the fall baseball schedule.
The KT Wiz and NC Dinos will play Game 5 of the best-of-three playoffs (PO-5) at KT Wiz Park in Suwon at 2 p.m. on May 5.
With the series tied at two games apiece, the two teams are set to play a ‘double-header’ and go to the wire.
NC, which went undefeated in the wild card decider against the Doosan Bears and the
semifinals against the SSG Landers (best-of-five, best-of-three), utilized its momentum
by dropping Games 1 and 2 of the PO, but KT won Games 3 and 4 in Changwon to even the score.
The LG Twins have only one game left before the Korean Series (best-of-four KS-7).
However, there is a rain forecast for all day on the 5th in Suwon. According to the
Korea Meteorological Administration, rain is expected to fall in most parts of the
country on the 5th. The probability of rain in Suwon is about 60%.
This wouldn’t be a big deal if the series didn’t go to Game 5, but with both teams tied
at 2-2, the weather has become a concern.
If the game is canceled due to rain, the postseason (PS) will be disrupted.
If Game 5 is not played on the 5th, the entire schedule will be pushed back by one day.
Game 5 of the PO will be played on the 6th, the original travel date, and the KS, which
was scheduled to start on the 7th, will begin on the 8th.
If the PS schedule is pushed back by one day and the KS goes to Game 7, it will
overlap with the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), which starts on the 16th in Tokyo, Japan. Game 7 of the KS is currently scheduled for the 15th.
Worse, there is a forecast for rain on the 6th, which could push the schedule back by two days.
However, the rain could be a welcome relief for NC.
After finishing fourth in the regular season and earning a wild-card berth, NC has
already played eight games in fall baseball this year. And they were fighting for third
place until the final day of the regular season.
“Considering that we were fighting for third place at the end of the regular season, it’s practically like we’ve been playing PS for a month,” 카지노사이트랭크 said NC coach Kang Myung-ho.
The physical demands of a big game are much greater than in the regular season. NC
players are suffering from extreme fatigue.
They started to show signs of exhaustion in the second game of the POs. The batting
lineup cooled off a bit, and the bullpen’s overall performance dropped. Mistakes are also increasing due to lack of concentration.
Starting shortstop Kim Joo-won had a black eye, and veterans Son As-seop and Park Geon-woo had cupping on their eyes.
If the game is postponed due to rain, NC will get a sweet break.
If Game 5 is postponed, the team may even be able to start specialty ace Eric Peddie.
NC has announced Shin Min-hyuk as the starter for Game 5. Peddy was expected to start Game 1 of the PO on April 30, but his recovery was slow and he was unable to make the start.
Since Pedi is not injured, postponing the game will give him an extra day to recover. 섯다