This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy KBO series.
Kiwoom Heroes (52-35) at NC Dinos (48-30-2)
Tuesday, August 18th, 5:30 AM EDT
The Heroes lead the league in wins with 52, but the Dinos sit at the top of the standings due to their superior winning percentage (.615 over .598). Either way, these two teams have been the top squads in the KBO during the current campaign and this three-game series might be pivotal on deciding which team will get the first seed come playoff time. With that in mind, the pitching matchup in this game could be pivotal and the Dinos have the advantage, since they will send Drew Rucinski and his 2.88 ERA to the mound. The Heroes will counter with Hyun Hee Han, who has pitched to the tune of an inflated 5.63 ERA in 2020.
Eric Jokisch - 10-Day IL - Shoulder
8/10 4:16 PM IST - Jokisch was placed on the injured list Monday with a left shoulder injury, per mydaily.co.kr. The southpaw reportedly complained of discomfort after completing six innings in Saturday's game against LG. Jokisch underwent an MRI, which revealed a bruise near his left shoulder. He is most likely to miss Friday's scheduled start against Lotte and return at some point next week.
Tae Hoon Kim - Out - Undisclosed
8/6 9:52 PM IST - Kim will miss a couple weeks with a midsection injury, Su Jin Park