2020-05-05 01:00:00 EDT
The SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The SK Wyverns head into the regular season on a four-game losing streak and finished 2-4 in preseason action. The SK Wyverns have scored a combined three runs in their last two games and scored four or less runs in four of their last five games overall. In their recent loss to the Kiwoom Heroes, Jeong Jin-gi and Kim Chang-pyung combined for three hits and three RBI while Park Jong-hoon allowed four runs and three hits in six innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost seven of their last nine games dating back to last years playoffs.
The Hanwha Eagles finished the preseason with an 0-4-2 record and haven’t produced a win in each of their last nine games. The Hanwha Eagles are coming off a loss to the KT Wiz Suwon in a game that produced a combined 28 runs. In the losing effort, Jang Woon-ho and Lee Hae-chang combined for five hits and seven RBI while Jang Shi-hwan allowed five earned runs and five hits in four innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles just can’t catch a break and at some point you have to question the confidence of these players, even if most of these losses came in meaningless preseason games. The Hanwha Eagles need a pick me up performance rather quickly.
The SK Wyverns have won the last four meetings against the Hanwha Eagles and six of the last seven meetings overall. Ten of the last 12 meetings against the Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns have produced single digit runs.
I don’t want to lay juice with a SK Wyverns team that’s riding a four-game losing streak and has had issues on the offensive end. However, there’s no way I’m backing the Hanwha Eagles in any shape or form, a team that hasn’t produced a win in their last nine games and just couldn’t win a game when they scored 13 runs. The Hanwha Eagles are fade material until further notice. There’s also a h2h advantage in favor of the SK Wyverns.
Give me the SK Wyverns and the reasonable price.