There’s an old adage in Korean baseball that the Samsung Lions perform better the hotter it gets. Apparently, the LG Twins get worse.

The LG Twins are starting to struggle as the KBO nears the Asian Games break. They are already losing five consecutive games. More so, they are looking increasingly like they might miss out on a spot in the postseason.

Although the Twins are still clinging onto fourth place, their performance in the second half of the season alone would put them at the bottom of the table with five wins and 12 losses.  Having lost the last five consecutive games, the team’s grip on fourth place is tentative at best.  The fifth-ranked Nexen Heroes are only 1.5 games behind them.

Samsung Lions are Roaring for More

Just behind the Heroes, the Samsung Lions are getting ready to pounce.  The Lions have been on a roll in the second half of the baseball season, climbing up the table to just two games behind the Twins, with the Kia Tigers trailing by three.

This season, with the signing of Kim Hyun-soo and the improvement of the young batters, the Twins are ranked second. This is in terms of batting average, at .299.  Though the batters are making more hits and getting on base a lot more than they used to, they are struggling to bring the batters back home to add runs.

Starting today, the Twins will play a two-game series against the Lotte Giants in Ulsan.