The SK Wyverns and LG Twins will attempt to get a game into today after they were rained out on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t cooperating at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, and that matchup will be made up in a doubleheader today. This is for Game 1 of the doubleheader. The Twins will simply push back Lee Min-ho’s start to today, while the Wyverns will stick with their scheduled rotation and opt for Ricardo Pinto.
The Wyverns have stabilized a bit after getting torched over the first two weeks of the season. They were sinking hard, but have managed to fight up. Having said that, there’s a lot of work to be done for the Wyverns in 2020. The Wyverns are well off the pace of matching their record of 88-55-1 from last season.
The Wyverns head into Thursday with a record of 11-19. Last season they were stopped by the Kiwoom Heroes in the playoffs in three games. While the Wyverns won 88 games in the regular season, they didn’t win one in the postseason. The Heroes ultimately went to the Korean Series, so it wasn’t the worst team to lose to. In any event, that’s really disappointing following a season like that, though.
It’s going to be tough for the Wyverns to get into contention with the likes of the Bears and Dinos in 2020. However, we’re not that deep into the season and the Wyverns have time to flip the script around. They head into Thursday with wins in three straight games, including a 5-3 win over the Twins in their most recent outing on Tuesday.
Since May 28, the Wyverns have gone 8-3 in their previous 11 games. That’s a good step forward for the Wyverns, and I think they’re a much better team than what we saw earlier in the season. The Twins, on the other hand, have been maintaining their pre-season expectations. A record of 18-12 for the Twins right now is about where people saw them at.
Lee Min-ho has been a terrific rookie for the Twins so far. The 18-year-old will look to come at the Wyverns strong on Thursday after getting his start pushed back. Former major leaguer, Ricardo Pinto, will counter for the Wyverns. It’s his first season in the KBO and Pinto has been average. Head below for our free SK Wyverns vs. LG Twins pick for June 11, 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.
Lee was supposed to get the nod on Wednesday, but the Twins pushed him back to today. It shouldn’t have too much of an impact on him. The Wyverns are going with another strategy, as Pinto wasn’t scheduled to play on Wednesday. Pinto has been serviceable enough with a 4.15 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. He really has to keep the runners off base a little better than he has, though. A 1.70 WHIP for Pinto is a little concerning. Pinto has allowed 41 hits and 18 walks in 34.2 innings.
That’s obviously not good for Pinto, and in his lone outing against the Twins this season, he got pushed around. Pinto gave up 10 runs, 7 hits, and 4 walks in 6.2 innings. Luckily for Pinto, only 3 of those runs were earned, so the blow was softened for him and he left the game with an ERA of 5.79 and 2.36 WHIP. This should be a competitive contest, with the Twins having the edge late at home over the Wyverns.