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Lotte Giants (11-14) at Kia Tigers (14-12)
Thursday, May 4, 5:30 AM EDT
The Giants suffered a 11-2 loss against the Tigers on Wednesday, a result which sunk them even further in the standings. They now sit in seventh place with a 11-14 record following back-to-back defeats, and they've won just three of their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Tigers are on a two-game winning run and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests. The momentum seems to be on their side. Ahead of Thursday's contest, the Tigers will send Aaron Brooks to the mound while the Giants will counter with Kyung-eun Noh. Brooks allowed two runs in six innings during his previous start, while Noh has posted a 5.57 ERA thus far. The pitching matchup sure seems to favor the home side here.
Joo Chan Kim – Tigers – Out – Thigh
May 17 - Kim (thigh) has resumed playing in Futures League games, according to chosun.com. Kim underwent surgery on his thigh last December and needed at least four months to recover, per ohmynews.com, but he is nearing the end of the process. The 39-year-old's OPS fell nearly 200 points last year from the year before, but whenever he is deemed ready to play, he will at least give manager Matt Williams another trusted hitter on the roster.
Chang-jin Lee – Tigers – Out – Back