2020-07-18 05:00:00 EDT
The SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium.
The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing 12 of their last 18 games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 10 of their last 20 games. In their last effort, Choi Jeong and Kim Kang-min combined for four hits and five RBI while Kim Joo-han allowed five runs and seven hits in three innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 24 of their last 33 games overall. Park Jong-hoon gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 16 of their last 24 games. In their last effort, Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-sung combined for five hits and eight RBI while Lee Seung-ho allowed four runs and three hits in 2.1 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 19 of their last 31 games overall. Han Hyun-hee gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won four of the last five games against the SK Wyverns and 13 of the last 16 meetings overall. Six of the last 11 meetings between the Heroes and Wyverns have produced double-digit run totals.
Neither of these teams are worthy of being backed in their current form and the pitching matchup yet again is awful, so we’re going to lean toward the over like we did last night. Double-digit runs have been produced in six of the last 11 meetings between the Heroes and Wyverns. Jong-hoon has a 5.20 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 64 innings this season, while Hyun-hee has a 6.87 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 55 innings. Hyun-hee has also allowed 17 earned runs and 19 hits in his last 3.2 innings and he’s given up four or more earned runs in five of his last nine games overall. It’s hard to find a worse starting pitching matchup than this one.
Give me the over.