The Hanwha Eagles and LG Twins will play a make-up game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. The Eagles were removed from the postseason hunt months ago. After going on an 18-game losing streak, it was pretty clear that the Eagles were done. You can go back ten games early to the eight-game losing streak and that was probably the point where the season was in the toilet for the Eagles. They were getting no pitching or hitting at the plate. Everything was going poorly for the Eagles.
Things are still going poorly for the Eagles, but they’ve managed to avoid long droughts since that 18-game skid. It can’t get any worse than that, which tied a KBO record for the most consecutive losses. The Eagles are coming off a 3-0 loss against the Doosan Bears on Tuesday. The pitching to contain a dangerous Bears’ offense was impressive. However, the Eagles received zero clutch hitting at the plate.
That sounds like the Eagles, but the pitching was unlike them. The Eagles enter Wednesday with a poor record of 44-94-3. That’s good for a 38.5-game deficit behind the NC Dinos for the lead in the KBO. The good news for the Eagles is that they will have the first overall selection in the draft. There is no more deserving team of that than the Eagles. The Twins on the other hand are still focused on the 2020 campaign.
The Twins are in a tie with the KT Wiz for the second seed in the KBO. They’re going into Wednesday with a mark of 79-59-4. With the Dinos clinching first, the Twins can forget about them, but they have the KT Wiz to concern themselves with.
They can’t afford to pass up an opportunity to beat the lowly Eagles, but we’ve seen the Eagles pull off upsets recently. Last night wasn’t their night, though, with a 3-0 loss against the Bears. The Twins will turn to Chan-gyu Lim, who has been a consistent operator in 2020, while the struggling Ee-whan Kim gets the call for the Eagles. Head below for our free Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins pick for October 28, 2020.
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With absolutely nothing to play for and the fire overall selection in the draft in their back pocket, the Eagles are free to experience a bit and empty out their minor league system. Like teams do in the majors, this can be a time audition for spots the following year. 20-year-old sophomore posted an ERA of 4.26 and 1.66 WHIP. That was fine and provided Kim something to build on, but he’s actually regressed in the opposite direction.
Kim has posted an ERA of 6.42 and 1.82 WHIP through 16 appearances. That’s not going to cut it in the KBO. In his previous 9 innings on the hill, Kim has gotten taken for 12 hits and 9 earned runs. In four of his previous five outings, Kim has given up at least 3 earned runs. The Twins should be able to find some offense against Kim in this contest. The Eagles actually got a terrific effort from their relievers yesterday, which isn’t the norm. As a collective unit, the Eagles have an ERA of 5.25.
Chan-gyu Lim has been on fire versus the Eagles with a 1.00 ERA and a record of 2-1 in three starts. Overall, Lim has registered an ERA of 3.97 and 1.37 WHIP through 26 games. This has been his best season since entering the KBO in 2011, and he’s doing his best to finish with an ERA below 4.00 for the first time in his eight-year career. Note that the Eagles are dead last in the KBO with a batting average. The Eagles are the only team in the league with fewer than 600 runs scored, with just 3.8 runs scored per game. I will take my chances on the Twins to win by more than a run on Wednesday.