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Samsung Lions (12-15) at SK Wyverns (8-18)
Friday, Jun 5, 5:30 AM EDT
RHP Kim Dae-woo (0-1, 4.50 ERA) vs RHP Ricardo Pinto (2-2, 4.71 ERA)
This matchup features a pair of bottom-half teams, though both have provided at least some reason for optimism recently. The Lions sit sixth in the standings but have won six of their last eighth games, taking two out of three against both of the league's top two sides, the Dinos and Twins. The Wyverns are still stuck in ninth following their horrendous start but had won five straight before dropping a pair of games to the league-leading Dinos. A pair of unreliable starters will take the mound in this one, a game which looks like it could go either way. The Lions' Kim Dae-woo has a respectable enough 4.50 ERA in 16 innings this season, but his 9.7 percent strikeout rate is quite poor and his identical 9.7 percent walk rate isn't good either. The Wyverns' Ricardo Pinto has the clout that comes with being a former MLB player, but he hasn't looked like one through his first five starts overseas, struggling to a 4.71 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. Like Kim, his strikeout and walk rates are identical, both coming in at a very uninspiring 12.5 percent.
Koo Ja-wook, Lions - 10-Day IL - Thigh
May 26 - Koo will be out four weeks with his left thigh injury, KBO analyst Jin-Hyeok Jang reports. The news regarding Koo's