2020-07-14 05:30:00 EDT
The KIA Tigers and Samsung Lions meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.
The KIA Tigers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 15 of their last 23 games. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Na Ji-wan combined for five hits and six RBI while Im Ki-young allowed three runs and three hits in 5.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 16 of their last 26 games overall. Lee Min-woo gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Samsung Lions need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 14 of their last 24 games. In their latest effort, Lee Sung-gon and Choi Young-jin combined for two hits and three RBI while Choi Chae-heung allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 18 of their last 30 games overall. David Buchanan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The KIA Tigers and Samsung Lions have split their last 10 meetings, but it’s the Tigers who have won three of the last four meetings. Three of the last six meetings between the Lions and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions have the starting pitching edge in this contest with Buchanan posting a solid 3.82 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 70.2 innings of work. Min-woo has been far less trustworthy with his 4.92 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 56.2 innings of work. However, the KIA Tigers are playing the better baseball heading into this series and have won three of the last four meetings against the Lions. The Samsung Lions have lost four straight games due to a quiet offense, and now they’re dealing with multiple days off, which usually doesn’t do good for the rhythm of a team.
The KIA Tigers are playing winning baseball and are the team in better form. It’s hard to turn down the plus money with the KIA Tigers in this spot.