2020-06-23 05:30:00 EDT
The Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The Lotte Giants need a win after losing four of their last five games and just lost two of three games against the KT Wiz Suwon. The Lotte Giants have produced a combined 23 runs and 56 hits in their last five games and have scored five or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. In the latest effort, Son Ah-seop and Han Dong-hee combined for two hits and two RBI while Noh Kyung-eun allowed three runs and six hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 21 of their last 36 games overall.
The KIA Tigers look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games and just took two of three games from the Samsung Lions. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in six of their last eight games. In their last effort, Kim Gyu-seong and Choi Jung-min combined for two hits and three RBI while Yang Hyun-jong allowed eight runs and 10 hits in four innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 23 of their last 36 games overall.
The KIA Tigers have won each of their last nine meetings against the Lotte Giants, which includes six victories this year alone. The Lotte Giants haven’t beaten the KIA Tigers since September of 2019. Four of the last eight meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced double-digit run totals.
The Lotte Giants are back to their losing ways, which seems to be a pattern for them, as right when it looks like they’re turning the corner, they experience a rough week and lose all that progress. The KIA Tigers have quietly won six of their last eight games and their pitching staff is downright dealing right now. We also have the one-sided history here that heavily favors the KIA Tigers, winning nine straight games against the Lotte Giants.
I’ll take the KIA Tigers in this spot factoring in everything, and I’ll take the RL for added value.