2020-06-27 04:00:00 EDT
The Hanwha Eagles and KT Wiz Suwon meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park.
The Hanwha Eagles need a win after losing six of their last nine games and splitting their last six games. The Hanwha Eagles pitching staff has allowed seven or more runs in five of their last 10 games. In their last effort, Kim Tae-kyun and Lee Sung-yeol combined for four hits and five RBI while Warwick Saupold allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles have lost 16 of their last 21 games overall. Kim Min-woo gets the ball tonight for the Hanwha Eagles.
The KT Wiz Suwon could use a feel good victory after losing four of their last six games. The KT Wiz Suwon offense has produced a combined 23 runs and 27 hits in their last two games. In their last effort, Kang Baek-ho and Yoo Han-joon combined for two hits and two RBI while So Hyeong-jun allowed six runs and nine hits in 2.2 innings of work. The KT Wiz Suwon have split their last eight games overall. William Cuevas gets the ball tonight for the KT Wiz Suwon.
The KT Wiz Suwon are 5-2-2 in the last nine meetings against the Hanwha Eagles, but they’ve lost the last two meetings. Ten of the last 15 meetings between the Wiz Suwon and Eagles have produced single-digit run totals.
The Hanwha Eagles are a team we’ve blindly faded all season long and despite back-to-back victories, they’re still the worst team in the league and have a pitching staff that gets rocked more times than not. However, let’s not act like the KT Wiz Suwon are world beaters, as they’ve lost three of their last five games, are seven games below a .500 record and their pitching staff is allowing an average of 5.9 runs per game. Cuevas also has an ERA of 5.05 this season and is allowing a hit per inning. So, while the Hanwha Eagles aren’t a team we’re thrilled to back, there’s also zero case to be made that the KT Wiz Suwon should be this big of a favorite.
I’ll take a swing with the Hanwha Eagles.