2020-07-04 05:00:00 EDT
The KT Wiz Suwon and Kiwoom Heroes meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The KT Wiz Suwon look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The KT Wiz Suwon offense has produced four or more runs in six of their last eight games. In their last effort, Hwang Jae-gyun and Park Kyung-soo combined for three hits and two RBI while Odrisamer Despaigne allowed one run and six hits in seven innings of work. The KT Wiz Suwon have won 11 of their last 16 games overall. William Cuevas gets the ball tonight for the KT Wiz Suwon.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in nine of their last 12 games. In their last effort, Lee Jung-hoo and Park Byung-ho combined for two hits and one RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed one run and six hits in six innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 14 of their last 19 games overall. Choi Won-tae gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The KT Wiz Suwon and Kiwoom Heroes have split their last 12 meetings and the four meetings this year have also been split down the middle. The last three games between the Wiz Suwon and Heroes have produced a combined 42 runs.
Both of these teams are playing terrific baseball, so you can make a strong case for either side. However, it’s the Kiwoom Heroes who have been slightly more consistent and have the better starting pitcher on the mound for this contest. Cuevas has an ERA of 4.75 and a 1.22 WHIP in 41.2 innings this season, while Won-tae has a 3.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 57 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. This is a toss up series, but Won-tae has been the better pitcher this season and gives the Heroes a boost.
I give the Kiwoom Heroes the slight edge in this contest due to the starting pitcher advantage, so I’ll lay the slightly more expensive price.