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




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The Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/5/24 game is taking place at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Saturday at 1:00 AM EST. The game will be broadcast locally for those in South Korea on SBS Sports.

Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers 5/5/24

Hanwha Eagles Preview

The Hanwha team is coming in after getting a loss handed to them by the Tigers in their last game. The Eagles with the loss dropped to 8th place in the KBO. However, the overall record for the Eagles is 14-20 on year and the road record has dropped to 7-11 on the season.

Ryu Hyun-Jin is the starter coming in for his 8th start of the year here So far Ryu has posted a 2-3 record with a 1.42 WHIP and a 5.21 ERA. He has thrown a total of 38 innings while giving up 28 runs of which 22 were earned. He has allowed 41 hits and 1 homer while striking out 32 batters and walking 13 batters. The pitching for the Eagles has shown some improvement with a team ERA of 5.12 with only 334 hits and 33 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .278 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 174 runs scored. Hanwha has managed to get 298 hits with 61 doubles, 8 triples, and 27 homers. Still, the Eagles have managed to get 12 steals on the year with 13 runners being thrown out.

Kia Tigers Preview

Kia after getting the nice 10-2 win over the Eagles are securely sitting in first place with a 22-12 record. When playing at home after getting the win the Tigers were able to move to an 11-6 record on the year overall.

Yoon Young-cheol is the starter going to the mound for his 7th start of the year. So far Yoon has posted a 3-1 record with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Yoon has thrown a total of 31 1/3 innings while giving up 18 runs of which 17 were earned. Yoon has allowed 30 hits with 3 homers, but has struck out 22 batters and walked 17. This year the Tigers have posted a 3.84 team ERA, while giving up 315 hits with 29 homers. The Tigers have allowed the opponents to hit at a clip of .260 with a WHIP of 1.46.

When it comes to hitting the Tigers are doing amazing with a .299 average with 213 runs scored. The Tigers have recorded 372 hits with 71 doubles, 4 triples and 41 homers. Base running has seen the Tigers get 46 steals with only 11 runners being thrown out.

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

The Tigers are the better overall team and are playing at home. Not to mention the Eagles have been very streaky on the year so far and I do not think the Eagles will be able to put together enough to bring home a win here. The Tigers, though, are going to have to have a better showing than what they have been doing if they are going to secure the win in this game here.

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