The Doosan Bears and KT Wiz Suwon will do it all over again on Wednesday after the Bears put a beating on the Wiz yesterday. The Bears throttled the Wiz early to take a 10-1 lead. Odrisamer Despaigne who was pitching so well for the Wiz took it on the chin. He wasn’t giving up anything until getting rocked yesterday.
Despaigne allowed 15 hits and 10 earned runs in 5 innings. His ERA was terrific going into that matchup, but the Bears did a number on it in just one outing. It was abundantly clear on Tuesday why Despaigne isn’t pitching in the majors any longer. Despite Despaigne throwing up meatballs and the Wiz getting behind by 9 runs, the offense made it interesting late with a strong push.
They cut the lead down to 11-8 and had a chance to tie the game up in the 9th. It didn’t do anything for the Wiz in the standings, but they were picking up momentum, which may spill over into today. At least that’s what the Wiz are hoping for. Their offense has been deadly this season, but the pitching has let them down in several spots. Despaine was the exception until he got drilled last night.
If the Wiz can’t get more reliable pitching then their offensive production will be meaningless. Despaigne was one of the only pitchers that I trusted, and I think he can still bounce back next outing, but it got ugly last night. If Despaine can’t hold things down, the Wiz are going to have a lot of issues. They don’t have the depth in their rotation to compete.
The Wiz head into Wednesday with a record of 10-14. That’s not going to improve any if the pitching doesn’t get better. They could easily score 10 runs tonight and still lose. So Hyeong-jun has been running into issues of his own. The 18-year-old looks out of place as he gets his feet wet in the KBO.
If you haven’t followed the KBO, 18 might seem really young, and it is, but this isn’t like the majors. Youngsters get thrown out on the mound right out of high school. Lee Yong-chan will counter for the Bears. He has not been too good either. Head below for our free Doosan Bears vs. KT Wiz pick for June 3, 2020 in the KBO.
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If one of these pitchers just has an okay game, that might be enough to get the win for their team in this one. Lee Yong-chan is the veteran of the two with 12 years of experience in the KBO. He has been solid throughout his career and has a career ERA of 3.86 and 1.38 WHIP. However, Lee has been getting busted in 2020. There hasn’t been any juice on his arm and he’s been paying for some poorly located pitches.
Lee heads into Wednesday with an ERA of 8.72 and 1.75 WHIP in four starts. In 21.2 innings of work, Lee has surrendered 21 earned runs and 32 hits. That must change quickly Lee. Overall, the Bears are next to last as a team with an ERA of 5.65. The pitching staff has been a mess for the Wiz as well.
The Wiz are first in the KBO with a batting average of .306, though they’re on the opposite side of the spectrum pitching. As a team, the Wiz are dead last with an ERA of 5.81 to put them behind the Bears in the bottom of the league. So Hyeong-jun has contributed to the iffy numbers in 2020 for the Wiz.
He boasts a 7.06 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 21.2 innings on the bump. In his previous two performances, So has gotten drilled for a 13.50 ERA and 9.00 ERA. That includes a WHIP eclipsing the 2.00 mark. With the Bears’ bats hot, it’s likely that he doesn’t get out of Wednesday with pretty numbers. This is a high total, but the OVER should be able to get there with Lee and So starting.