The match was fierce, but the weather was mean. Eventually, the game was suspended due to rain.
Lotte Giants played against Kiwoom 스포츠토토 Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 23rd.
Kiwoom’s attack in the top of the sixth inning when the two teams faced 4-4. Lee Yong-kyu entered the batter’s box with one out and runners on first and second base, and Lotte replaced the pitcher with Koo Seung-min.
Lotte’s senior coach Lee Jong-woon then came out of the bench and appealed to Kim’s referee. Because it was raining on the ground. It was judged that it was difficult to proceed normally.
The referees continued the game, but declared the suspension of the game after Koo Seung-min threw the first ball. The game was suspended at 7:26 p.m. It was raining too much and there was no sign of stopping, so I decided to watch the trend for now.
Meanwhile, Lotte manager Larry Sutton was sent off for protesting against the strike-ball decision at the center. Lotte was leading 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning with no outs and runners on first and second base. Lotte faced a full base crisis as all four balls Shim Jae-min threw against Ronnie Dawson were declared balls. Then manager Sutton came out of the bench and changed the pitcher himself, then approached the referee of Kim and protested against the strike-ball decision.
Judge Kim gave Sutton the first warning, but Sutton continued to protest. The result is a declaration of exit. The referee said, “The referee gave the first warning, but he continued to appeal, so he was sent off.”