2020-05-30 04:00:00 EDT
The Samsung Lions and NC Dinos meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The Samsung Lions look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Samsung Lions are coming off a game where they scored two runs in the ninth inning to close the deal and pull off the upset victory to improve their winning streak to three games. In their latest effort, Lee Won-seok and Lee Sung-gon combined for two hits and two RBI while Kim Dae-woo allowed three runs and six hits in five innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 10 of their last 17 games overall. David Buchanan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The NC Dinos look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The NC Dinos had their five-game winning streak snapped in the ninth inning on Friday, and they look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since the preseason. In their last effort, Na Sung-bum and No Jin-hyuk combined for four hits and two RBI while Drew Rucinski allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings of work. The NC Dinos have won 13 of their last 16 games overall. Mike Wright gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.
The NC Dinos have won five of the last six meetings against the Samsung Lions and seven of the last nine meetings overall. Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Lions and Dinos have produced single-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions are playing their best baseball of the season right now and this winning stretch makes them a worthy consideration for the plus money. The problem is the NC Dinos have been head and shoulders the best team up to this point with wins in 13 of their last 16 tries, and they would have won Friday night if the bullpen didn’t full apart in the ninth inning. Either way, the NC Dinos haven’t lost back-to-back games since the preseason.
I’ll keep backing the NC Dinos until there’s a reason not to.