The Kia Tigers and Lotte Giants face off on Wednesday in a KBO baseball showdown at Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The Kia Tigers come into this game with a 12-13 record overall and last week they finished with a 3-3 record. The Kia Tigers swept the Hanwha Eagles before losing the last game against KT Wiz Suwon. In the last game the Kia Tigers offense really struggled scoring only two runs and the pitching staff gave up nine runs. Overall this season the Kia Tigers have hit only five home runs total. Hyong-woo Choi has been the best player for the Kia Tigers hitting four home runs and 14 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Lotte Giants who sit with a 10-15 record overall and they were swept in their last series against the Hanwha Eagles. In two of the three games, against the Hanwha Eagles, the Lotte Giants gave up 11 runs. Dae-ho Lee has been the best player for the Lotte Giants hitting five home runs and driving in 22 RBI’s. Four different players have hit at least three home runs for the Lotte Giants.
On the mound for the Kia Tigers will be Danel Mengden who comes into this game with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 3.45. In his last start he went six innings giving up one run on two hits.
On the mound for the Lotte Giants will be Dan Straiily and coming into this game he sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 2.73. In Straily’s last start he went six innings giving up zero runs and only two runs.
The weather in this game is expected to be clear, with a 10-12 mile per hour wind blowing from 1st to 3rd base.
I expect both teams are going to lock down in this game and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total.