The Lotte Giants allowed a win to slip away on the road against the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. The Twins took advantage of a wild pitch late to get a runner over from 1st to 3rd, and then a single tied the ballgame up at 2 runs apiece. They went on to win the game on a single to pick up an important 3-2 victory. The Twins needed the win to keep up with the Doosan Bears who were winners over the Hanwha Eagles on Friday.
They are in a two-way tie for second in the KBO, with a four-game deficit on the NC Dinos for the lead. I think you can argue that the KBO is a four-team race involving the Bears, Dinos, Twins, and Heroes. The Heroes are one of the teams that people are sleeping on, but showed last night that they are capable of beating the best teams. They topped the first-place Dinos by a score of 3-2 in extras. Calming down the Dinos’ bats, especially at NC Park, is no easy chore. The Heroes were backed by a terrific performance by Lee Seung-ho.
The Twins stole a win last night. A wild pitch by Straily set in motion a small comeback effort by the Twins. Without that wild pitch, who knows if the Twins find the tying run. In any case, the Twins got the win and came through in the clutch. The Twins are seeking their first Korean Series championship since 1994. It’s unlikely going to come in 2020, but within the next five years could be a realistic goal.
The Giants were on a six-game winning streak before losing last night. They were awfully close to making it seven straight wins, but a wild pitch changed the narrative. We’ll see if the Giants can come back from that gaffe on Saturday and put it in the past quickly. The Giants have been a hot and cold team, they’ve been hot, cold, and now hot again.
It’s equated to a record of 17-16. More consistency will be required out of the Giants going forward. With their six-game winning streak snapped, we’ll see if they can start a new one or regress again. The Giants will send out Park Se-woong, while the Twins give Cha Woo-chan the nod. Head below for our free Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins pick for June 13, 2020 in the KBO.
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The Lotte Giants have been getting a little bit of a mixed bag out of Park Se-woong in 2020. He’s been up and down, with some bright spots and not so bright spots. Park is coming off one of those bright spots against the KT Wiz. He allowed just 1 earned run and 3 hits across 6 innings. That’s great against an offense like the Wiz, who are capable of scoring in bunches. However, leading up to that game, Park was out of sync with 13 earned runs allowed in 14.1 innings. He has allowed at least 3 earned runs in four of his six starts this season. Overall, Park owns an ERA of 5.40 and 1.53 WHIP in 30 innings of play.
Cha Woo-chan will get the call for the Twins at home. The former overall No. 7 pick from 2006, Cha has been picking things up recently. He’s been hot in his previous two outings, with 1 earned run allowed in his last 13 innings pitched. Cha didn’t give up a run in his most recent start against the Kiwoom Heroes. He has a 3.97 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 34 innings this season. Cha was on point in his most recent appearance against the Giants, as he held them to 1 run and 4 hits in 7 innings. This likely isn’t going to be a runaway win for the Twins, but probably get it done before needing extra innings like Friday. I’m on the Twins at home to make it two in a row over the Giants.