Game: Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Bo Gyeong Moon and the LG Twins (65-41, 1st in KBO) play the Hanwha Eagles (42-59, 9th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .348 and have been rung up 876 times, while being walked on 403 occasions. They have accrued 420 RBI’s in addition to 874 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .239. The Eagles have earned 158 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 76 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 448 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .322. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are knocking in 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in baseball.
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Eun Seong Chae is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Chae has accumulated a batting average of .295 for his baseball career, with 492 scored runs and an OPS of .800. He has struck out 698 times and has gotten a free base on 278 at-bats, contributing to a .357 on-base %. In his career, Chae has hit 111 balls out of the park while knocking in 656 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .443 and he has a total of 1,652 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 4,195 times and has delivered a base hit 1,100 times.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 2,906 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,040 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 1st in the league and have a total of 85 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 66 bases and have been thrown out 37 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 35.9%.
The Eagles have compiled a team earned run average of 4.23 on the year (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 796 hitters. Eagles pitchers have relinquished 69 home runs and 503 runs (4th in the league). Hanwha has surrendered 934 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 455 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37.
The LG Twins hold a team on-base percentage of .366 as well as a team batting average of .282 this year. They have struck out on 621 occasions (10th in the league) and are sitting with 1,048 hits. LG has tallied 68 home runs on the campaign as well as 551 RBIs. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .397 and they are earning 5.46 runs per contest (1st in baseball). They have put up 180 two-baggers, while getting a free base 457 times as well as scoring 590 runs.
Bo Gyeong Moon is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Moon has drawn a free base 142 times while striking out on 192 attempts. He has accumulated 151 runs in addition to having 152 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .364 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .782. He has hit a home run 24 times, as well as 448 bases in total and a .418 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,073 official at-bats in his pro career, Moon has a batting average of .282 in addition to 303 hits.
The LG Twins have turned 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .976 (10th in the league). The Twins have 1,001 assists, 98 errors and have notched a total of 2,934 putouts on the campaign. In their 108 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 85 times and been caught 23 times (21.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.342 with a FIP of 4.28 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.07 (758 strikeouts against 366 walks). They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 946. They have surrendered 56 homers and they concede 4.28 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The LG pitching staff have allowed 465 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.70 (402 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight’s KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Hanwha
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