Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers 4/7/24 Pick and Preview




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The Samsung Lions will be taking on the Kia Tigers on Sunday. The Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers 4/7/24 game is taking place at 1:00 AM EST. The game is being held at Gwangju Kia Champions Field and is being broadcast locally on MC Sports+

Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers 4/7/24

Samsung Lions Preview

The Lions are coming into the game here after getting an impressive win in their last game. The win came over the Kia Tigers and came with a score of 7-4. The win moved the Lions up to a record of 3-8-1 on the year and are now sitting in 8th place in the KBO.

Lee Ho-sung will make his first appearance of 2023 in this game. Last year Lee threw in 5 games and started in 2 of them. He posted a 1-0 record and a 2.65 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He did throw in only 17 innings and allowed 5 runs on 11 hits and one of those was a homer. Control was an issue with 11 strikeouts, but 10 walks. The team pitching for Samsung is giving up a lot of hits as the opponents are hitting at a clip of .313 and Lions have ended up with a 1.67 WHIP. The Samsung Lions have allowed 16 homers on 140 hits. When it comes to the overall pitching the Samsung team has a horrible 6.37 ERA.

Samsung is the worst hitting team in the KBO with a .226 average on the year with 49 runs scored and 95 hits. The Lions have ended up getting 19 doubles, 1 triple and 6 homers on the season. The base running for Samsung has seen 13 steal attempts with 12 of them being successful.

Kia Tigers Preview

The Tigers have moved up into first place in the KBO and are in sole possession of the spot. The Tigers have managed to post an 8-3 record on the year. Still, the Tigers do have quite the impressive lineup and one that can take advantage of weaker pitching.

Yang Hyeon-jong is making his third start on the year. Hyeon-jong has posted an 0-1 record with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. He has thrown 10 2/3 innings with 5 runs allowed and 10 hits allowed, but has given up a homer as well. He has a lot of control issues with 7 walks and 6 strikeouts on the year. Kia is the best pitching team in the KBO with a 3.15 ERA and only 78 hits allowed of which 19 were doubles and 7 were homers. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .215 with a WHIP of 1.35.

When it comes to swinging the bat the Tigers are the best in the KBO with a .2971 average with 56 runs. Still, the Tigers have recorded 116 hits and 25 doubles and 10 homers. Running the bases the Tigers have tried 19 steals and have been successful 17 times on the season.

Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers 4/7/24 Pick: Kia Tigers

Samsung is heading to the game here with a good chance of getting the upset, but the problem for Samsung is the fact that the starter has not made any appearances since 2023 and even then it was very limited action. Look for the Lions to have some problems with that aspect of the game, but for the the Tigers to secure the win here based off of the better hitting.

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