Game: LG Twins vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (19-20, 6th in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (28-15, 1st in KBO) on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
LG has a slugging percentage of .405 and have been called out on strikes 266 times, while taking a walk on 208 occasions. They have 227 runs batted in and 441 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is at .292. The Twins have hit 76 doubles as a squad and have hit 27 balls out of the park. They have 238 runs scored and hold an OBP of .380. As a squad, the LG Twins are putting up 5.4 runs per outing, which is 1st in baseball.
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Austin Dean is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. Dean has accumulated a batting average of .280 for his career, in addition to 547 scored runs and an OPS of .780. He has gone down on strikes 733 times and has been walked on 342 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .344 OBP. In his career, Dean has slapped 100 balls over the fence while knocking in 523 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .436 and he has a total of 1,614 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 4,124 times and has notched a base knock 1,036 times.
The LG Twins have accounted for 1,197 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 391 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .972 which is 9th in KBO and have 38 double plays. The Twins have swiped 29 bases and have been thrown out 9 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 23.7%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.96 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Twins pitchers have allowed 23 home runs and 188 runs in total (4th in the league). LG has given up 364 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and 147 earned runs. The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 3.32 so far this season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 290 hitters.
The Tigers have a team slugging % of .349 and they score 4.15 runs per game (7th in the league). They have 46 doubles, while taking a walk 125 times and scoring 162 runs. Kia has hit 22 long balls on the campaign as well as 149 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 314 occasions (6th in KBO) and have a total of 344 hits. The Kia Tigers have an OBP of .326 and a team batting average of .259 for the season.
Socrates Brito is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Brito has drawn a walk 420 times while fanning on 1,220 plate appearances. He is sitting with 830 runs in addition to having 711 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .332 and he has earned a career OPS of .763. He has hit it out of the park 122 times, with 2,412 total bases and a .431 slugging percentage. For the 5,591 at-bats in his baseball career, Brito has a batting average of .282 and has racked up 1,575 hits.
The Kia Tigers have turned 45 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in the league). The Tigers have recorded 352 assists, 28 errors and have a tally of 1,033 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 37 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 28 times and been caught 9 times (24.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.412 with a FIP of 4.05 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.60 (280 strikeouts vs 175 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 311. They have yielded 20 homers and they relinquish 4.05 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Kia pitching staff have conceded 155 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.50 (134 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight’s baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take LG
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