Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 5/18/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Mike Tauchman and the Hanwha Eagles (12-26, 9th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (20-17, 5th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in KBO. They have tallied 165 runs scored and have an OBP of .327. The Lions have accumulated 62 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 22 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 156 runs batted in and 337 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is at .265. Samsung has a slugging rate of .377 and have struck out 257 times, while taking a walk on 110 occasions.
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Jose Pirela is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. For his professional baseball career, Pirela has hit 172 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 917 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to bat 8,175 times and also came through with a hit 2,077 times. Pirela has compiled an average at the plate of .284 for his career, in addition to 1,157 runs scored and an OPS of .777. His slugging percentage is .429 and he has a total of 3,141 bases. He has been struck out 1,174 times and has been walked on 656 occasions, contributing to a .348 on-base percentage.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 984 putouts thus far, in addition to 375 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .974 which has them ranked 6th in the league and have a total of 32 double plays. The Lions have swiped 11 bases and have been thrown out 9 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 45.0%.
The Lions have a team ERA of 3.35 so far this year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 245 batters. Samsung has allowed 325 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and 122 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.29. Lions pitchers have conceded 27 home runs and also 149 runs (6th in baseball).
Hanwha has accumulated 21 home runs on the season to go along with 123 runs batted in. They have 47 two-baggers, while taking a walk 135 times and putting up 137 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated a team OBP of .311 in addition to a batting average of .232 on the campaign. The Eagles hold a team SLG% of .332 and they earn 3.61 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have been rung up on 355 occasions (1st in KBO) and have a total of 291 base hits.
Mike Tauchman is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Tauchman has recorded a walk 478 times while fanning on 741 chances. He has accrued 663 runs in addition to having earned 524 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .378 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .816. He has hit a home run 72 times, with 1,689 total bases and a .438 slugging percentage. In the 3,855 official at-bats in his baseball career, Tauchman has accrued an average at the plate of .298 with 1,147 base hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 22 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .969 (10th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have 363 assists, 43 errors and have a tally of 984 putouts on the campaign. In their 45 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 29 times and been caught 16 times (35.6% caught stealing rate).
The Hanwha pitching staff have surrendered 207 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.02 (183 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 32 HR's and they concede 5.68 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.530 with a FIP of 5.68 as a squad on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.73 (246 strikeouts against 142 free passes). They sit at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 360.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha and under the total runs
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