The LG Twins welcome the Samsung Lions to Jamsil Baseball Stadium for a Tuesday matchup in what could turn into an entertaining affair. The Twins are coming off a very impressive win over the KIA Tigers on the road. They blasted the Tigers by a score of 13-5 to get the win and take two out of three games off the Tigers on the road. It was a nice showing by the Twins on the road.
The Tigers aren’t spectacular by any means, but they’re a good team that were beaten pretty squarely on their own diamond. Tyler Wilson was serviceable against the Tigers in their most recent outing, but the offense and bullpen really picked him up. Wilson went 6 innings with 4 earned runs and 10 hits allowed. Keeping him out of more trouble was the fact that Wilson didn’t allow
With the successful series for the Twins, they advanced to 16-7 on the season. The Twins are keeping the NC Dinos within reach in the standings. The Dinos are 18-5 and two games ahead of the Twins for the lead in the KBO. Everything is wide open in the KBO right now and the Twins could have a good chance of winning their first championship since 1994. It’s been a long minute since the Twins have tasted what it’s like to win the Korean Series.
The Twins registered a record of 81-67-1 last season, and fell to the Kiwoom Heroes in four games before getting any further. It was a terrific improvement for a Twins club that notched 80+ wins for the first time since 1994. That was the season the Twins won the championship. It obviously didn’t happen again in 2019, but the Twins are legitimate threats to get it done this year.
They will send out Lee Min-ho to get it done on Tuesday. Lee has been on fire whether they’ve used him as a starter or reliever thus far. Pitching well is usually problematic for rookies, but the 18-year-old hasn’t looked intimidated at all. He will look to keep rolling versus the Lions on Tuesday. The Lions will counter with Won Tae-in who has been pitching well, too. Head below for our free Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins pick for June 2, 2020 in the KBO.
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18-year-old Lee Min-ho has done everything that the Twins have asked of him thus far in his career. He was excellent in two appearances out of the bullpen to silence the Doosan Bears in back-to-back outings and the Samsung Lions in his most recent showing. Lee held the Lions to no runs and just 1 hit across 5.1 innings of work. He left the contest with a 0.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. In 9.1 innings of work in 2020, Lee has yet to give up a run and owns a 0.86 WHIP throughout three appearances.
The Lions are hitting just .251 in 2020 to put them ahead of the SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles, but no one else. Won Tae-in of the Lions will have to deal with the Twins’ offense, which has been pretty effective. The Twins are 4th in the KBO with a collective batting average of .294, along with 6.1 runs scored per game. Won was effective against the Twins in his last outing, but not effective enough, as he took the loss. He allowed 2 earned runs and 6 hits for a 2.57 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
Overall on the season, the 20-year-old owns a productive 3.12 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 2020. This is his sophomore campaign and is coming off a 4.82 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 2019. Won isn’t going to be backed by the better offense in this matchup, though. That’s likely going to be the difference, with the Twins protecting homefield for a 6-4 or 5-4 win on Tuesday at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.