LG have now lost seven games in a row, can they turn things around? They’ll have Chan-heon Jung toeing the rubber, he’s been one of the few bright spots in June for LG. SK will rely on Ricardo Pinto who pitches much better at home, but still struggles to find the strike zone on a consistent basis. Lets take the bullpens out of the equation, give me LG Twins F5 -0.5.
LG Twins vs SK Wyverns at Incheon SK Stadium
LG Twins find themselves now 5th in the KBO, dropping seven of their last ten games. During the awful stretch, they have not been able to score more than six runs in a game. The one game LG had five runs, their bullpen lost them the game late (8-5) vs Kiwoom. Sticking with the Twins bullpen in June, it’s been dismal, with a 1.86 WHIP they sit just .02 back of KT for the worst bullpen in the league. The past two weeks, LG have WHIP’s over 2.20, numbers like that will just lead to heart breaking losses.
Things look to be different tonight, when Chan-heon Jung takes the mound. Jung is 2-0 in June, with a 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 0.180 Opp. batting average. Have no fear Jung is also a road warrior, at 2-0, with a 3.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 0.234 Opp. batting average. His two wins in June were against Samsung, and at Hanwha. This is their go to guy when LG needs a win, and boy do they ever need this one.
SK on the other hand are playing much better baseball in the past few days. They have had a +14 run differential in their last two games, not allowing a run to either Doosan, and LG. Before SK was able to string two wins together, similar to LG they also had a brutal losing streak. SK lost eight straight games before their impressive +14 R/D, with not one pitcher getting off the hook, they all took losses, some twice.
Now Ricardo Pinto will take the mound for SK. Pinto’s numbers at home are where he wins games, at 3-0, with a 2.27 ER , 1.45 WHIP, and 0.250 Opp. batting average. Hold the phone, Pinto has lost 3 of his 4 starts in June, and now will face a very mad hungry LG Twins team. During Pinto’s awful June stretch, he went 22 innings, giving up 25 hits, striking out 14, and walking 10.
Pinto’s is starting to regress back to his original numbers on the year, where Jung for LG, is lighting the league up. SK still struggle to hit on a consistent basis, and I know what LG can do, they have proven it over the season. Winners of five of seven against SK, lets pull the trigger on the LG Twins F5 -0.5, and avoid any bullpen fiasco late.
|Bullpen WHIP (JUNE)||2nd Half Run Production (JUNE)|
|LG Twins||1.84 (9th)||2.08 (8th)|
|SK Wyverns||1.62 (8th)||1.50 (Last)|