2020-05-23 04:00:00 EDT
The Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The Samsung Lions need a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Samsung Lions are coming off a game where they allowed 12 runs and 15 hits, and they’ve allowed double-digit runs in four of their last eight games. In their last effort, Lee Hak-ju and Lee Won-seok combined for three hits and three RBI while Ben Lively allowed zero runs and zero hits in 0.1 innings. The Samsung Lions have lost eight of their last 11 games overall. Kim Dae-woo gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Doosan Bears look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Doosan Bears have produced 18 runs and 26 hits in their last two games and have scored double-digit runs four times this regular season. In their last effort, Jose Fernandez and Choi Joo-hwan combined for four hits and seven RBI while Lee Yong-chan allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5.2 innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won nine of their last 14 games overall. Raul Alcantara gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won seven straight meetings against the Samsung Lions and 11 of the last 13 meetings. Six of the last eight meetings between the Lions and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions continue to pile up the losses and their pitching staff gets rocked more times than not. The Doosan Bears have run hot and cold dating back to the preseason, but they’re still one of the most explosive offensive teams in the league and right now they have hot bats with 18 runs produced in their last two games. The Doosan Bears have also dominated the Samsung Lions with wins in seven straight meetings and often having their way on the offensive end in those games.
It’s hard not to side with the hot hand and pick the Doosan Bears to win another contest.