Kwang-hyun ‘Gwan-rok’ Kim vs. Kwak-bin ‘Young-gun’ Kwak, which ace will take down Kisun?

August 25, 2023 | by

SSG, which has won two straight games, and Doosan, which has won three straight games, will meet for a three-game weekend series at Jamsil Baseball Stadium from the 25th to the 27th.

The three-game series is very important for both teams. Both teams have struggled in their last 10 games, going 4-6. To make matters worse, both teams are in the midst of a standings battle. SSG is currently third in the league, four games behind fourth-place NC and just half a game behind second-place KT. Doosan is currently fifth in the league, just 0.5 games behind fourth-place NC and 1.5 games behind sixth-place KIA.

Depending on the outcome of this series, as well as the results of other teams, the standings could change. In the best case scenario, SSG could move up to second place in the league and Doosan could move up to fourth. In a worst-case scenario, however, SSG could close to a one-game gap to fourth-place NC and Doosan could drop to sixth in the league.

In this battle for position, both teams will be starting their homegrown aces. Doosan will start Kwak-bin and SSG will start Kim Kwang-hyun.

Kwak Bin is 9-6 with a 2.97 ERA in 17 games this season. Compared to the first half of the season (12 games, 8-2, 2.08 ERA), he has struggled in the second half, going 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA in five games. In his most recent appearance, he suffered a loss in the NC on the 20th, giving up 4 runs (4 earned) in 3.2 innings.

He has one start against SSG this season. On April 30, he threw six shutout innings in Literature to earn the win.

SSG’s team batting average in August was .245, good for ninth in the league. However, the previous day against NC, the SSG bats exploded for seven runs on 11 hits and four doubles. To make matters worse, Kwak-bin is currently on a three-game losing streak individually. Kwak-bin’s role will be more important than ever.

Kim is 7-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 20 games this season. Unlike Kwak-Bin, Kwang-Hyun’s second half of the season has been decent, with a 2-3 record and a 3.44 ERA in six games. However, in his most recent outing, he suffered a loss against LG on April 19, giving up five runs (five earned) in 6.2 innings.

He has one start against Doosan this season. On July 12, he tossed 6.1 scoreless innings in Munhak, but was unable to get any offensive support from his bats and left without a win 카지노사이트.

Doosan’s team batting average in August is .257, which ranks eighth in the league. However, in the three-game series against Kiwoom, Doosan earned a sweep and showed off their bats with a .308 batting average in the three-game series. The key will be how much Kim Kwang-hyun’s dominance can stifle the Doosan bats.

For both teams, starting pitching is more important than ever. Will the power of Kwan-rok or the power of Young-gun be enough to take control of the game?


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