2020-07-04 05:00:00 EDT
The Samsung Lions and LG Twins meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.
The Samsung Lions look to keep the ball rolling to build on their four-game winning streak. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 12 of their last 17 games. In their latest effort, Kim Dong-yeop and Song Jun-seok combined for three hits and four RBI while Baek Jung-hyun allowed six runs and six hits in five innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 16 of their last 23 games overall. Heo Yoon-dong gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The LG Twins need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. In their last effort, Yoo Kang-nam and Oh Ji-hwan combined for four hits and five RBI while Tyler Wilson allowed eight runs and 10 hits in six innings of work. The LG Twins have lost 14 of their last 25 games overall. Lim Chan-gyu gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.
The Samsung Lions and LG Twins have split the last 10 meetings, but the Lions have a slight 4-3 edge this year. Seven of the last 11 meetings between the Lions and Twins have produced single-digit run totals.
We’re getting the hotter team in the Samsung Lions and the slightly cheaper price. It’s hard not to side with the Lions in this spot. The LG Twins have lost three straight games and their pitching staff has had issues putting up zeros. The complete opposite can be said for the Samsung Lions, who have not only won four straight games but their pitching staff has allowed five or less runs in 12 of their last 17 games. These clubs are heading in opposite directions. Yoon-dong has also bene highly impressive this season with a 3.60 ERA and 1.75 WHIP with seven strikeouts in 20 innings. Chan-gyu has a 3.99 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 50 strikeouts in 47.1 innings.
Give me the Samsung Lions to win their fifth straight game.