2020-07-04 05:00:00 EDT
The Lotte Giants and SK Wyverns meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The Lotte Giants look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced four or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. In the latest effort, Jeon Jun-woo and Kim Joon-tae combined for five hits and three RBI while Adrian Sampson allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 12 of their last 17 games overall. Seo Jun-won gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in five of their last eight games. In their last effort, Choi Jeong and Chae Tae-in combined for five hits and four RBI while Ricardo Pinto allowed four runs and seven hits in 5.1 innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 17 of their last 21 games overall. Kim Joo-han gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.
The SK Wyverns have won 14 of the last 17 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but those three losses have come in three of the last four meetings. Seven of the last nine meetings between the Wyverns and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.
The Lotte Giants have the starting pitching edge in this game and that’s about the only reason you can make a case for them being favored. Joo-han has a 5.73 ERA and 1.73 WHIP with two strikeouts in 11 innings, while Jun-won has a 3.88 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 48.2 innings. However, the SK Wyverns are playing head and shoulders the better baseball right now and have won 14 of the last 17 meetings against the Lotte Giants. The Lotte Giants can’t score runs all of a sudden and the losses are piling up at a rapid pace.
Outside of the starting pitching edge, everything points to the SK Wyverns. I’ll gladly take the plus money here.