Update Starting Pitchers; Games re-scheduled
AMSTERDAM / NIEUWEGEIN (Neth.) -
After the opening games of two 3-game series rained out on Thursday-evening, some pitching rotations have been adjusted.
Also, the KNBSB announced some re-schedulings as well as suspensions.
Both Corendon Kinheim and AamigoO ADO Lakers kept their rotations intact, but moved the pitchers to the next game.
This means that the scheduled Thursday-starters now will start on Saturday, with the Saturday-starters being moved to Sunday.
The pitchers that were announced to start on Sunday now will pitch in the make-up game next Tuesday-evening.
DOOR Neptunus did the same, moving their Thursday-starter Diegomar Markwell to Saturday and switching Kevin Heijstek to Sunday's game.
Bobby Carrington was scheduled to start on Sunday, but it has not yet been announced whether he now will pitch on Tuesday-evening in an already scheduled game vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates.
Vaessen Pioniers, which meets Neptunus, sticks with its announced starters for Saturday and Sunday, meaning that RHP Dennis Buring, who was to pitch on Thursday, lost his start.
Schedule & Pitching assignments
In other news on Friday, some cancelled games have been re-scheduled.
The game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and DOOR Neptunus, which rained out last Tuesday, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, June 5.
But this is a very questionable date, as both teams then just have completed their participation in the European Cup Tournaments which end on Sunday, June 3, while a new 3-game series starts on Thursday, June 7.
Neptunus also got another cancelled game re-scheduled.
The match-up vs. Vaessen Pioniers, which rained out Thursday-evening, is now listed for Tuesday, June 19.
Furthermore, the game between Neptunus and Sparta-Feyenoord, which was declared void, already was tentatively being re-scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 to be replayed in its entirety at the site of Sparta-Feyenoord.
On April 5, Neptunus opened the season at home with a 20-0 win vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, but that game was declared void by the Dutch Federation, because Adonis Kemp coached at first base while being suspended.
Two points were also subtracted from the ranking of Neptunus, which appealed the decision.
Today (May 11), Neptunus, which informed the Federation itself of its omission, was handed a fine, while Kemp was handed an one-game suspension for participating in a game while being suspended.
Neptunus confirmed that the appeal it has filed is still under review.
Talking about suspensions, Bryan Engelhardt of Corendon Kinheim, who was ejected on April 29, was handed a 10-game suspension (including three conditional), retroactive to May 4, for his behaviour during a game against Neptunus.
Mitchel Koot of UVV will be sidelined this weekend with a 2-game suspension for making remarks towards an umpire on May 5 in a game vs. Pioniers.
There is no word yet on the status of the game between Sparta-Feyenoord and Mr. Cocker HCAW, which was halted by the umpires on April 29 in the seventh inning with HCAW leading 6-3.