Korea suffered from heavy rainfall last week. Rainouts forced the cancellation of eleven KBO games. Also, only four out of ten series were completed. The LG Twins stayed on top of the KBO with a 5 1/2 game lead with thirty games left.
The rainouts were especially hard on the Doosan Bears (in sixth place) and the Lotte Giants (in seventh place), who each played just twice this week. The Bears lost 3-2 to the Twins on Thursday. On the other hand, the Giants won 5-2 over the last-place Hanwha Eagles. However, the Bears bounced back to beat the Giants (in eighth place) 2-0 on Sunday.
According to experts of baseball betting in Korea, the only teams to play twice throughout the week were the third-place SSG Landers and the ninth-place Kiwoom Heroes. They split their series 11-7 on Wednesday and 8-3 on Thursday.
LG Twins on Top of the KBO
Both sides have completed a whole series heading into the weekend but to very different outcomes. They defeated the second-place KT Wiz, 6-2, 3-0, 7-0. On the other hand, the Landers were swept by the Kia Tigers, who were in fourth place, 10-2, 12-4, 8-6. According to Korean sports betting sources, the weekend proved rough for the division’s top three teams. The Twins lost their series to the Eagles despite taking game one by a score of 10-0 and games two and three by scores of 5-3.
According to baseball betting experts, the Wiz defeated the eighth-place Samsung Lions by a score of 6-4 on Wednesday. On the other hand, the Tigers defeated the fifth-place NC Dinos by 13-3 on Thursday. The following weekend, the Dinos and Lions met again, as the former swept the latter with scores of 10-0, 5-1, and 1-6.
This week, the KBO will play its final two regularly scheduled series before switching to make-up games for the season’s last month. The Landers go to Daejeon to take on the Eagles, while the Twins open the week on the road in Suwon, Gyeonggi against the KT Wiz. The Dinos will host the Heroes at Changwon, South Gyeongsang. On the other hand, the Tigers will travel to Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul to take on the Bears. The Giants’ second stadium in Ulsan hosts the last midweek game of the season between the Lions and the Giants.
This weekend sees the Twins take on the Tigers in Gwangju, the Wiz take on the Landers in Suwon, the Giants take on the Dinos in Changwon’s Nakdong River Derby, the Bears welcome the Lions to Jamsil, and the Eagles pay a visit to the Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul.