The LG Twins and Kiwoom Heroes are in action on Saturday with the Heroes looking for more. They’ve been hot and playing like one of the best teams in the KBO recently. The Heroes and NC Dinos have been the hottest teams. Underrated certainly, as the Heroes trail the Doosan Bears, LG Twins, and Dinos in the standings.
Despite one fewer win than the Bears and Twins, the Heroes and Dinos are my two favorite teams in the KBO. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Dinos and Heroes playing in the Korean Series this season. The Heroes reached the Korean Series last night, but were swept by the Doosan Bears in four games.
The Heroes may very well be the sleeper team of the KBO in 2020. I will say sleeper for people that don’t know the KBO, because the Heroes haven’t gotten off to a red-hot start. However, if you know the KBO, you know that the Heroes aren’t really a sleeper team. And if you’re an intelligent fan, bad blips on the schedule happen here and there. That might have been the case for the Heroes a couple of weeks ago when they were struggling a bit.
Let’s not forget about the Twins either, though. They are going to be contenders, but I think they need something to get them over the hump. The Twins are slightly better than the Heroes in the standings, with a record of 17-10 as opposed to 16-12 for the Heroes. The Twins were coming off a 11-0 win before suffering the 6-3 loss yesterday.
The Twins are looking for a better performance on Saturday against the Heroes. It should be a good one at Gocheok Sky Dome. The Heroes are expected to send out Lee Seung-ho to the bump for this Saturday, as he looks for a response following some struggles in previous outings. Tyler Wilson who has been rather average will counter for the Twins. Head below for our free LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes pick for June 6, 2020 in the KBO.
LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes KBO Baseball Betting Odds:
LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes Prediction:
The Twins are hoping to see improvements from third-year pitcher Tyler Wilson. He hasn’t been terrible, and they aren’t going to be pulling him out of the rotation by any means, but they were hoping last season was a sign of things to come. Wilson was terrific with a 2.92 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 30 starts. This was after he notched a 3.07 ERA and 1.14 WHIP as a rookie in the KBO.
However, Wilson has been tagged with a 4.60 ERA going into this outing on Saturday. His ability to keep the ball in the park has been questionable. Wilson gave up just 7 long balls all of last season. In five starts this season, Wilson has already allowed 3 home runs. Wilson has allowed 13 earned runs in 23.1 innings of work on the road in 2020. He’s a decent pitcher, but he’s running into a red-hot offense today.
The Heroes have scored 9.3 runs per game in their previous four games. It’s taken them a minute to get going, but now that the Heroes have their bats working, they’ve been tough to slow down. Wilson might run into problems against the hot Heroes on the road in this contest. That said, Lee Seung-ho has been abysmal on the bump. Lee has a 7.83 ERA and 1.65 WHIP after getting drilled for 8 earned runs in his most recent performance.
Lee is in his third season in the KBO. The 21-year-old posted ERA’s of 5.60 and 4.48 the last two seasons, and his start in 2020 has been nothing but a mess thus far. Lee has yielded at least 4 runs in three of his five starts this season. In his previous 8.1 innings on the mound, Lee has gotten dinged for 12 earned runs. The Twins have done well at the plate this season, with a .292 batting average in 2020. They should handle Lee in this matchup. I like a 8-5 or 7-6 game here, so the OVER is a bettable option.