Lotte Giants and LG Twins, who attract attention with their hot heat and excellent matches every time they meet, will be held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
On the 21st, the Korea Baseball 스포츠토토 Organization (KBO) released the starting pitchers for the 10 teams for the first game of the three-game series on the 22nd.
Lotte, which is ranked 7th, and LG, which is leading the league, face each other in three consecutive matches during the week, with Aaron Wilkerson and Lee Jung-yong as starters, respectively.
Since his debut in the KBO League, Wilkerson has quickly integrated into the team and the league, pitching five or more innings in each game. The season’s performance is 5 games, 29⅔ innings, 2 wins, an average ERA of 2.12, and Lotte takes out the most reliable card in the first game of the series.
The flow of Lee Jeong-yong, who overcame fierce competition and settled as the 5th starter, is also not easy. Lee Jung-yong has pitched more than 5 innings in the last 3 games in a row, and in the match against Daegu Samsung Lions on the 16th, which was the previous appearance, he recorded 6 hits, 6 hits, 1 strikeout and 2 runs in 6 innings, and harvested 5 wins of the season with a quality start.
This season, LG is facing a tight match with 6 wins and 5 losses in the match against Lotte, while achieving an advantage or a tie with all teams in head-to-head matches. It remains to be seen whether LG, which wants to speed up to 70 wins, will maintain its upward trend, or whether Lotte, which is aiming for a mid-level jump, will signal the beginning of a counterattack.
However, the variable is ‘B’. According to the forecast of the Korea Meteorological Administration, it is expected that it will rain at Jamsil Baseball Stadium from the morning of the 22nd to the 25th. In particular, as the probability of precipitation reaches 80% by the morning of the 23rd, there is a possibility that the two teams will change their starting rotation depending on the game schedule.
KT Wiz, who came up to 2nd place, will have 3 consecutive matches against 6th place KIA Tigers at Suwon KT Wiz Park. KIA and KT entrusted Lee Eui-ri and Um Sang-baek with the responsibility of selection, respectively. Attention is focusing on whether Eom Sang-baek, who became the winning pitcher in the last 4 games in a row, will be able to become a “victory fairy” once again.
The 9th place Samsung Lions and the 8th place Hanwha Eagles will play a three-game series at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park. The starting pitchers on the first day of the series are David Buchanan and Lee Tae-yang. In the starting matchup, Buchanan’s advantage is expected, but Lee Taeyang is also gaining the team’s trust by winning the starting match with 5 innings and 1 run against the Changwon NC Dinos on the 16th, which was the previous appearance.
At Incheon SSG Landers Field, while NC Dinos and SSG Landers are playing three consecutive matches, Choi Seong-young and Moon Seung-won will be on the starting mound. At Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, which is the only one among the five stadiums where you don’t have to worry about rain, Doosan Bears and Kiwoom Heroes start the series with Raul Alcantara and Kim Seon-gi, respectively.