2020-04-27 01:00:00 EDT
The Hanwha Eagles and KT Wiz Suwon meet Monday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The Hanwha Eagles still have yet to win a preseason game, as they’re 0-2-1 through three games and have failed to produce a victory in each of their last six games overall. The Hanwha Eagles are coming off a 0-3 shutout loss Saturday morning to the Samsung Lions and have failed to score a run in 17 of their last 20 innings. In their recent contest, Jared Hoying and Lee Sung-yeol combined for two hits while Jang Shi-hwan pitched five shutout innings with two walks and two strikeouts. The Hanwha Eagles pitching staff has held up for the most part, but their lack of offensive firepower has really been their downfall, and they’ve been held to three or less runs in four of their last five games overall.
The KT Wiz Suwon are 2-1 in preseason action, but they’re coming off a 8-1 beatdown loss at the hands of the Doosan Bears. Still, the KT Wiz Suwon are averaging five runs per game in preseason ball and have won seven of their last 10 games overall. In their last meeting, Bae Jeong-dae and Kang Baek-ho combined for two hits and one RBI while Odrisamer Despaigne allowed six hits and four runs in 3.2 innings while walking two and striking out two. The KT Wiz Suwon have been a fairly balanced team the last several times we’ve seen them, so it’s kind of easy to overlook their poor pitching performance their last time out. You have to go to early September since the KT Wiz Suwon have lost back-to-back games in any form.
The Eagles and KT Wiz Suwon have split the last eight meetings, but it was KT Wiz Suwon that won the most recent meeting last week, 4-2. Seven of the last nine meetings have produced seven or less runs.
The Hanwha Eagles have yet to win a preseason game and have failed to win each of their last six games overall. Eventually the Eagles have to show us something before we can confidently bet on them. The KT Wiz Suwon have been rather consistent on both ends and haven’t lost back to back games in quite some time. This is a spot where form is everything to me, so give me the KT Wiz Suwon and the rather cheap price.