Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/3/24 Pick and Preview




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The Hanwha Eagles are staying on the road, but in this game will be going to Gwangju Kia Champions Field. The Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/3/24 game is set to take place at 5:30 AM EST. The game will be broadcast locally on SBS Sports in South Korea.

Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/3/24

Hanwha Eagles Preview

Hanwha is heading to this game here after getting a loss handed to them by SSG. The loss was a close game and came by a score of 4-3. Still, the loss was one that the Eagles can bounce back from potentially. This year Hanwha has posted a 13-20 record on the year overall and are 6-10 on the road.

The Eagles are looking to put Ricardo Sanchez on the mound. This season Sanchez has started in 6 games and posted a 1-0 record with a 2.93 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP. Sanchez has thrown a total of 30 2/3 innings with 11 runs allowed, 10 of which were earned. He has given up 31 hits and 2 homers, while walking 9 batters. Ricardo has managed to strike out 40 batters. The pitching for the Eagles has shown some improvement with a team ERA of 5.04 with only 312 hits and 30 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .276 against the Eagles, but Hanwha has a WHIP of 1.52.

The Eagles are a very weak team when it comes to hitting. The Eagles have posted a .252 average with 168 runs scored. Hanwha has managed to get 280 hits with 58 doubles, 8 triples, and 24 homers. Still, the Eagles have managed to get 11 steals on the year with 12 runners being thrown out.

Kia Tigers Preview

The Tigers are heading to this game here after getting drubbed by the KT Wiz. The loss for the Tigers, at home, came by a score of 12-5. The loss dropped the first place team to a record of 22-11 overall, but when playing at home the Tigers are 10-5.

Hwang Dong-ha is the starter that is going to start in this game for the Tigers for his second start and 5th appearance. Hwang has posted an 0-1 record with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP. He has thrown a total of 7 2/3 innings while giving up 9 runs, 5 of which were earned runs. He has struck out 5 batters while walking 6. Hwang has allowed 9 hits and 2 homers on the season so far. This year the Tigers have posted a 3.89 team ERA, while giving up 297 hits with 26 homers. The Tigers have allowed the opponents to hit at a clip of .261 with a WHIP of 1.47.

When it comes to hitting the Tiger are doing amazing with a .298 average with 201 runs scored. The Tigers have recorded 350 hits with 67 doubles, 4 triples and 38 homers. Base running has seen the Tigers get 46 steals with only 11 runners being thrown out.

Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/3/24 Pick: Kia Tigers

The Eagles are playing good as of late and have kept the games close. However, in this game here I do not think the Eagles will be able to keep the best hitting team in the KBO in check. Even with a pitcher that has struggled going to the mound for the Tigers, I think the Tigers are going to be able to pull out the win in this game here based off of their stronger offensive showing.

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