Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers - 7/1/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction
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Kia Tigers at Hanwha Eagles
KBO Baseball: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: -- Over/Under
The Hanwha Eagles and Kia Tigers face off in KBO baseball action on Wednesday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. The first game of this series was rained out.
To say the Hanwha Eagles have had a terrible statement might actually be an understatement for how they have performed.this season. Overall this season they have 12 wins and 36 losses and heading into this one they have lost two in a row.
During the last week the Hanwha Eagles won two of their six games, which isn’t actually terrible considering how their season has gone for them. Each of the last two games though the pitching staff struggled giving up at least seven runs and that led to two losses. One of the problems for the Hanwha Eagles has been their inability to hit home runs. The leader of the team is Kwang-min Song and he has only hit three home runs.
The Kia Tigers are struggling a bit having lost two games in a row, but overall this season they have won 24 games while losing 21 of them. Over the last two games the Kia Tigers gave up only three runs total, but the offense couldn’t muster up one run and that led to back to back losses. This is an offense that has been fine most of the season, so the struggles the last two games are a bit surprising.
On offense the Tigers are led by Preston Tucker who has been a superstar for the team so far this year. Tucker comes into this game having 56 hits, 11 home runs, and 40 RBI’s. For a guy with his type of power, Tucker has done a good job of limiting his strikeouts.
Shi-hwan Jang will get the start for the Hanwha Eagles while Ki-young Im will get the start for the Kia Tigers. Jang has a 1-4 record and an ERA of 6.21 while Im has a 4-3 record and an ERA of 2.91.
The weather in this game is expected to be clear with very basically no wind.
The Kia Tigers have a big advantage on the mound and that will be the difference in this game. Look for Jang to get hard and that will lead to an easy victory by the Tigers.