The SK Wyverns and LG Twins meet for the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. The Twins let a game get away from them yesterday in the first contest, as the Wyverns stole a win in extra innings by a score of 5-3. With a chance to close out the game, the Twins came up short in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded.
The Twins obviously didn’t come through, and the Wyverns didn’t slip up when they had an opportunity to take the lead. They had runners on base with no outs and couldn’t do anything. All it would have taken is a run to put an end to the game for the Twins.
With the loss, the Twins weren’t able to get into a tie with the Doosan Bears. The Bears were 12-8 losers at NC Park against the NC Dinos, so neither the Twins or Bears gained positioning. The Twins are one of those teams that are good, but probably not good enough to put a dent in the Dinos or Bears.
They’re a second-tier club that will likely find it difficult to get over the hump in 2020. That’s not to say they can’t have a big season and maybe pull off an upset. They are looking for their first Korean Series championship since 1994.
The Twins went 81-67-1 last season, and ultimately lost to the Kiwoom Heroes in the semifinal of the playoffs. Good, but not good enough. That’s likely going to be the theme for the Twins in 2020 as well. As of Wednesday, prior to their matchup against the Wyverns, the Twins have a record of 18-12.
That is just about where most people likely would have put them at this point in the season. The Twins will be looking to bounce back on Wednesday against the 11-19 Wyverns. The Wyverns got off to a slow start, and now they’ve stabilized a bit, but they’re probably nothing more than a run of the mill average .500 team in 2020.
They can do better than what their record indicates so far, but don’t expect much more out of the Wyverns. They will send Kim Tae-hoon to the bump, while the Twins are expected to give Lee Min-ho the nod. Head below for our free SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins pick for June 10, 2020 in the KBO.
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Lee Min-ho has been holding his own for the Twins this season. The young 18-year-old has made a bold case to be the rookie of the year in 2020. It’s a little too early to confidently say that Lee is going to be the best player, but his stuff early on has been rather impressive. Lee has pitched in four games and has been nice. He holds a 1.10 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in four games, which includes two starts and two outings out of the bullpen. In 16 innings of work, Lee has allowed 2 earned runs in 16 innings. For an 18-year-old rookie that’s fantastic work by Lee. Again, we don’t have a large enough sample size to say that Lee is rookie of the year material, but early indicators are promising.
The Wyverns are hoping that Lee has an off game on Wednesday. If he doesn’t, then the Wyverns could be in for some problems with Kim Tae-hoon on the bump. Kim has been serviceable, but his numbers could need a boost. He enters this matchup on the road with a 4.94 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 27.1 innings of work in five games. He’s coming off a brutal start with 7 hits and 7 earned runs allowed in 3.1 innings against the NC Dinos on the road. In his previous 14.1 innings, Kim has gotten hit for 13 earned runs for a 9.50 ERA. I think the Twins can respond after blowing what should have been a win yesterday. I’m on the Twins to get a win back and force a rubber-match tomorrow in this three-game series.