This article is part of our DraftKings KBO series.
Friday's KBO action offered an increasingly rare commodity: a full, five-game slate with zero rainouts. With a high number of top starters taking the mound, scoring was generally low, with six teams scoring three or fewer runs. Three sides did manage to reach double digits, though. The expected pitchers' duel between Dan Straily and Aaron Brooks did indeed come to pass, with Straily striking out 10 in six innings but earning the loss after allowing three runs (two earned), as Brooks lasted eight innings while allowing just a single run despite striking out a modest four. In a surprising turn, though, the Tigers' 3-2 win wasn't actually the lowest-scoring game of the night, as the Eagles defeated the Twins 2-1 behind an outstanding performance from Shi Hwan Jang, who struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings while allowing just a single hit, making Casey Kelly's seven-inning, one-run showing look practically mediocre. On the offensive side, the Dinos, Wiz and Heroes all scored at least 10 runs, creating several prime stack opportunities. Jae Gyun Hwang had the best game of the night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a pair of homers, while Addison Russell cleared the fence for the first time in his KBO career.
Unfortunately, we may not get another five-game slate Saturday, as rain appears to be a factor in the northern part of the country, with the Eagles-Twins game in Seoul and the Wyverns-Wiz game in Suwon looking threatened as of writing.