This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy KBO series.
Lotte Giants (36-35) at SK Wyverns (24-50-1)
Thursday, August 6th, 5:30 AM EDT
The Giants and the Wyverns enter this game with different goals in their minds. Lotte are in seventh place with a 36-35 record, and they remain very much alive in the race for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Wyverns are ninth with a 24-50-1 record and are clearly planning for the 2021 season and beyond – this simply hasn't been their year. The pitching matchup ahead of this game clearly favors the Giants, as Dan Straily has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the KBO during the current 2020 season and enters this game with a 1.95 ERA, one of the best in the league. Meanwhile, Joo Han Kim has struggled for the Wyverns this season and enters this matchup with an elevated 7.61 ERA. The fact that he has to deal with some quality hitters in the Wyverns lineup does not increase his chances for success, either.
Dae Woo Kim - Out - Ankle
7/17 9:06 PM IST - Kim (ankle) was removed from the Giants' roster Friday, according to Soo Jin Park of Star News. Kim left his last outing with the ankle injury, and it turns out he will miss at least several more days.
Seung Heon Lee - 10-Day IL - Forehead
6/16 9:13 PM IST - Lee (forehead)