A big day for us in the KBO yesterday, as all three picks came in for a sweep of the card. The other lean that I had in the Tigers-Wiz OVER was a winner as well, too, so it could have been even better if I published that wager. In any event, there’s nothing wrong with a 3-0 day in the KBO. The KBO has been a pretty nice endeavor thus far, but as they say, you’re only as good as your last pick.
That’s not really true when it comes to sports betting or sports, though the goal is always to win every attempt. There are five games on the docket after six games were played on Thursday. Five plus a doubleheader between the SK Wyverns and LG Twins. The Twins won both of those games. We played the Twins in the early game, and clearly should have backed them in both. A late 2-run bomb was the difference, as the Twins broke up a 1-1 deadlock.
The Twins were able to pick up two wins quickly on Thursday, with not much of a break taken between each game. They advanced to 20-12 on the season, and with the Doosan Bears losing against the NC Dinos at NC Park, the Twins are in a tie with the Bears for second-place in the KBO. You don’t need to be a KBO expert to know how fast the landscape in baseball can turn. That said, the Dinos are still maintaining a comfortable lead with 5 games on the Bears and Twins.
The Giants made easy work of the Hanwha Eagles in their most recent series. They blanked the Eagles by a score of 5-0 on Thursday to complete the three-game sweep. It was the sixth straight win for the Giants, as they bounced the KT Wiz for a sweep prior to that series as well. The Giants were hot as ever to open the season, then they cooled off, and now they’re getting really hot again. It’s hard to say what is going to come of the Giants by the end of the regular season, but they will be better than the 48-93-3 record from 2019.
They will be on the road for the first time since June 4 against the KIA Tigers. The Giants will be at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, armed with Dan Straily to get this three-game series started. The Twins are expected to counter with fellow American, Tyler Wilson. Straily and Wilson were both Orioles at one point in their professional careers. Head below for our free Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins pick for June 12, 2020 in the KBO.
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There is more to it than acquiring Dan Straily, but signing Straily is a reason for why the Giants are going to be in a better position to win more games in 2020. Straily was competent in the major leagues, as he posted an ERA of 4.56 and record of 44-40. He wasn’t an ace or anything, but in most seasons, Straily was a solid mid-rotation guy. His best season in the majors was in 2016 with the Cincinnati Reds when he posted a 3.76 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Straily was a reliable option as early as 2018 with the Marlins. He notched an ERA of 4.12 and 1.30 WHIP, but things got complicated for Straily last season with the Orioles. Straily was rocked for a 9.82 ERA and 1.99 WHIP, which ultimately earned him a trip overseas.
Straily has looked comfortable pitching in the KBO. Other than one bad spot, Straily has been pitching well. He owns a 2.23 ERA and 1.21 WHIP going into Friday. He’s coming off a flawless performance against a dangerous KT Wiz offense. Straily held them to no runs and a 0.71 WHIP in 7 innings of work. Since allowing 5 runs against the KIA Tigers, Straily has surrendered 1 earned run in 12 innings. Straily has allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in six of seven starts in 2020. The 31-year-old will play against the LG Twins for the time in his career on Friday.
Tyler Wilson isn’t a stranger to the KBO. This is his fourth season playing in South Korea. He was one of the better pitchers the last two years, with an ERA of 3.07 and 2.92 in 2018 and 2019. Wilson has an ERA of 4.29 and 1.15 WHIP in six outings across 35.2 innings of work. He will be home for only the second time this season. In his lone home start, Wilson allowed just 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 6 innings for a no-decision. The Giants are hitting .262 for 7th in the KBO, along with 4.56 runs scored per game for 8th. Wilson should be strong enough to hold the Giants’ offense at bay. A low-scoring contest likely unfolds between Straily and Wilson.