Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers
KBO Baseball: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:30 am
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The Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers meet Thursday morning in game 2 South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The Lotte Giants could use a feel good victory after losing four of their last six games. The Lotte Giants have produced a combined 27 runs and 64 hits in their last six games and have scored five or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. In the latest effort, Kim Joon-tae and Son Ah-seop combined for three hits and three RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 21 of their last 37 games overall.
The KIA Tigers could use a victory here after winning four of their last six games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in seven of their last nine games. In their last effort, Choi Hyung-woo and Yoo Min-sang combined for four hits and three RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed zero runs and one hit in seven innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 23 of their last 37 games overall.
The KIA Tigers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Lotte Giants, which includes six victories this year alone. Four of the last nine meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced double-digit run totals.
It's always tough to predict game two of a doubleheader without knowing what happens in the first game, but we have to lean toward history in this matchup, as the KIA Tigers have owned the Lotte Giants in past meetings, winning nine of the last 10 contests. The Lotte Giants are also a team that's had trouble sustaining success, and right now they're in one of those cool periods where they can't finish games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has also been performing out of its mind during this winning stretch and that should be key in a doubleheader where the bullpen can be taxed playing two games in a single day.
I'll side with the KIA Tigers to win game game two of this doubleheader.