Giants vs Bears 5/19/24 KBO Pick and Preview




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The Lotte Giants are taking their worst place record on the road to face the Doosan Bears. The Giants vs Bears 5/19/24 game is taking place at Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 1:00 AM EST. The game will be broadcast locally in South Korea on SPOTV2.

Giants vs Bears 5/19/24

Lotte Giants Preview

The Giants are coming into the game here with a loss in their last game. The loss for the Giants came by a score of 8-3. The loss dropped the Giants to a 15-27-1 record overall, but on the road the Giants are not that great with a 6-15 record.

The Giants are putting Lee Min-seok on the mound and he has not pitched on the year since 2023. In 2023 he threw relief in 1 game for 1 1/3 innings giving up only a walk and striking out 1. However, he did post a 0.75 WHIP. . This year the Giants have posted a 5.05 ERA and have allowed 431 hits with 46 homers allowed. Lotte has ended up getting a 1.57 WHIP and the opponents have hit at a clip of .291.

Lotte is a poorly hitting team with a .267 average and 193 runs scored. The Giants have managed to get a total of 405 hits with 75 doubles, 13 triples, but have some good power hitting finally with 30 homers. The Giants have stolen 40 bases and have been caught stealing 11 times.

Doosan Bears Preview

Doosan comes to the game here after getting a nice 8-3 win over the Giants. The win allowed the Bears to move up to 6th place in the KBO with a record of 26-21-1 on the ear. The Bears home record is sitting at 14-9 on the year overall.

Brandon Waddell is the starter going to the mound for his 8th start of the year and 8th appearance. Waddell has posted a 5-2 record with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has thrown a total of 40 innings giving up 13 runs 8 of those are earned runs, but has allowed 34 hits and 1 homers. He has managed to get 37 strikeouts and walked 6 batters this year. The Doosan Bears have posted a team ERA of 4.32 on the year overall, but have allowed only 446 hits with 39 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .266 while the Bears have posted a 1.48 WHIP.

The Bears come to the game here hitting at a clip of .285 with a total of 271 runs. The Doosan Bears have recorded a total of 469 hits with 81 doubles, 10 triples, and 53 homers. The base running has managed to see the Bears pick up a total of 51 steals with only 14 runners being thrown out.

Giants vs Bears 5/19/24 Pick: Doosan Bears

The Giants are putting out all that they can to try to find a pitching staff that works. However, in this game using a pitcher that has not thrown in a game since 2023 makes it very doubtful for us to pick them. Not to mention Brandon Waddell has looked amazing on the mound this season and against the hitting from Lotte I do not see that changing in the game here.

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