The LG Twins face the KIA Tigers for the first time in 26 days. It’s the first meeting since they suffered their first sweep of the season.
The LG Twins begin a three-game weekend series against the Kia Tigers at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 26th. It will be their first attempt to win against Kia this season.
This year, LG has been in contention for the top spot right from the start. The team hasn’t had a long losing streak and has been piling up wins.
Kia is the team that handed them their only sweep of the season. The three-game losing streak to Kia is also LG’s longest this year.메이저놀이터
Kia swept the three-game series against LG at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th and 30th of last month. In each game, KIA had the last laugh. It had been 1838 days since Kia completed a sweep against LG since 17-19 April 2018.
More than a month later, the two teams meet again.
LG is still battling for the lead.
It took sole possession of the top spot with a 2-1 win over SSG Landers, who are also battling for the top spot, in a three-game midweek series. If they keep up the pace in the three-game series against KIA, they will get a further boost in the battle for first place.
Adam Plutko will start the first game.
Plutko has been outstanding this year, going 6-0 with a 2.15 ERA in nine games. Last year, he was dominant against KIA, going 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in five appearances.
Kia, who are battling in the middle of the pack, can’t afford to back down.
KIA is in sixth place with 19 wins and 20 losses through 25 days. They were swept in a three-game series in midweek by the ninth-ranked Hanwha Eagles.
Looking to bounce back, KIA will start Adonis Medina on the mound.
In his first season in the KBO, Medina is 2-5 with a 5.79 ERA in seven games.
His erratic delivery has yet to inspire confidence. In 37⅓ innings pitched, he’s struck out 26 while walking 16 and hitting seven balls in the body.
Add to that a red-hot LG batting lineup. LG is batting .292 as a team this year. LG catcher Park Dong-won, who leads the team in home runs, has been heating up at the plate, batting .382 (13-for-40) in his last 10 games, including a multi-hit performance against SSG on the 25th.
For Kia, they should have fond memories of last month. Catching LG at the top of the standings and closing the game gap will make the race for the top spot easier.