2020-05-27 05:30:00 EDT
The Lotte Giants and Samsung Lions meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The Lotte Giants could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Lotte Giants have been known for their offense this season, but they’ve pitched back-to-back shutouts and haven’t allowed a single run in their last 19 innings. In the latest effort, Lee Dae-ho and Son Ah-seop combined for four hits and one RBI while Dan Straily allowed zero runs and three hits in 6.1 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost eight of their last 13 games overall. Park Se-woong gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The Samsung Lions need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Samsung Lions are coming off a contest where they scored zero runs on four hits, and they’ve been shutout in two of their last five games overall. In their latest effort, Kim Ji-chan and Lee Hak-ju combined for two hits while Choi Chae-heung allowed zero runs and three hits in seven innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 10 of their last 14 games overall. Won Tae-in gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Lotte Giants have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Samsung Lions, but the last six meetings have been split down the middle. Six of the last eight meetings between the Giants and Lions have produced single-digit run totals.
The Lotte Giants have still lost eight of their last 13 games, but they’re starting to find their way out of the hole again and that pitching staff has pitched back-to-back shutouts. The Samsung Lions are in a slump that dates back to over two weeks and the lack of consistent offense makes them a tough sell these days. The Lotte Giants have also dominated the Samsung Lions in past meetings, winning seven of the last 10 contests.
We’re not as high on the Lotte Giants like we were a couple weeks ago, but this is a series that favors them nicely.