It happened, Hanwha snapped its 18-game losing streak winning the suspended game against Doosan 7-6 to the delight of its fans along with making the team’s cheer team cry tears of joy. Again, a reminder of how the game could be played with passion by the players and its loyal followers in a few pictures: 


Prior the game, a scene outside Hanwha’s ballpark:


After winning the first game on Sunday, Hanwha enjoyed it so much it won the regularly scheduled game with Doosan as well marking the first time the Bears lost two consecutive games this season: 


From the life comes at you fast department, Lotte led the LG Twins 4-0 after four innings then trailed 10-4 at the end of the sixth. LG held on for a 10-6 win rallying for four runs in the bottom of the fifth followed by six in the bottom of the sixth moving to 22-13 on the year. A bigger question, will Roberto Ramos return to action after spending the weekend on the injured list resting his back. Also snapping a losing skid, the NC Dinos salvaged the last game of its three-game set versus Kiwoom winning 9-5 on Sunday. Now for the top performances across the slate in the Round Up. 

Starting Pitcher Spotlight

Samsung’s Tae-in Won tossed six shutout innings navigating around eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts against the KT Wiz. Won moved to 4-1 on the season and won three straight decisions over his last four starts giving up two earned runs with a 17:6 K:BB in them. 

Rebound outing for Warwick Saupold limiting Doosan to two runs (zero earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts. Saupold snapped a personal three-game losing streak as a result of this outing. 

In a no-decision, Hyun-jong Yang of Kia set a season high with 10 strikeouts yielding two hits, three earned runs and two walks in seven innings of work. Yang remains 5-2 on the season with a 3.89 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 36:13 K:BB over 44 innings. 

Hitter Highlights

Samsung Lions

  • Hak-Ju Lee (SS) - Recorded a perfect day at the dish going 4-for-4 with two runs, his fourth home run and three RBI.

  • Sang-su Kim (DH) - Went 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and reached via hit-by-pitch. 

  • Ja-wook Koo (OF) - Extended his hit streak to six games returning from the injured list with two hits in three at-bats, two runs, an RBI and also reached on a hit-by-pitch. 

  • Tyler Saladino (OF) - Finished 1-for-3 with two runs, a double, drove in a run and walked. Saladino continues to surge for Samsung with a .333 average in June with four doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, four stolen bases and more walks (10) than strikeouts (9). 

  • Sung-gyu Lee (1B) - Tallied two hits in five at-bats with a double, his fourth home run and three RBI in a rout. 

LG Twins

  • Chun-woong Lee (OF) - Drove in three runs while going 2-for-3 with a walk. 

  • Hyun-Soo Kim (OF) - Went 2-for-5 with a run, double and an RBI. 

  • Eung-sung Chae (OF) - Recorded two hits in four at-bats with a run, double and an RBI. 

  • Kang-nam Yoo (C) - Stayed hot driving in four runs during a 2-for-4 game with two runs scored. 

NC Dinos

Breaking a two game losing streak with some power, it started with Sung-bum Na connecting for his 11th home run: 


Na finished 1-for-4 with two RBI and sits third in the KBO in home runs while leading the league with 31 runs scored. Teammate Aaron Altherr also left the yard hitting his ninth home run of the season: 


Altherr also tripled among his three hits in four at-bats driving in three runs. So far in June, Altherr’s hitting .341 with 12 runs, two doubles, three triples, four home runs, 17 RBI and a stolen base in 12 contests. Other Dinos also produced in a 9-5 win over Kiwoom:

  • Myung-gi Lee (OF) - Racked up two hits with a run, double, walked twice and stole his third base in five plate appearances. He’s in the midst of an 11-game hit streak with six multi-hit ones in it and now batting .353 on the season. 

  • Jin-sung Kang (1B) - Another 2-for-4 game with a run and a double. At the mid-point of June, Kang leads the KBO in each slash line category (.450/.500/.810) with 31 RBI in 32 games. 

  • Hee-dong Kwon (OF) - Hit his fourth home run going 2-for-4 with two runs and drove in one. 

Lotte Giants

  • Dae-Ho Lee (1B) - Launched his fifth home run driving in three during a 2-for-5 game. 

  • Ah-seop Son (OF) - Went 2-for-5 with a run scored. 

  • Jun-woo Jeon (OF) - Moved his hit streak to eight games going 2-for-5 with a run. 

Kiwoom Heroes

  • Keon-chang Seo (DH) - Notched two hits in three at-bats, drew two walks and stole his eighth base atop the lineup. 

  • Byung-ho Park (1B) - Finished 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and hit a sacrifice fly. 

  • Hye-sung Kim (SS) - Kim homered for the second straight game and for the third time in his last four contests. Over his last four, Kim’s 7-for-18 (.389) with seven runs, a double, two triples, three home runs and 11 RBI. Pretty, pretty good. 

SK Wyverns

  • Jeong Choi (3B) - Led his team to victory with style blasting a walk-off opposite field home run. Choi recorded a double dong day hitting his third and fourth home runs of the season. 

  • Kang-min Kim (OF) - Double and drove in two runs in four at-bats. 

Kia Tigers

  • Preston Tucker (OF) - Reached double digits in home runs hitting his 10th of 2020 driving in himself. Tucker ranks third in the KBO in RBI (34) and fourth in home runs. 

  • Ji-hyuk Ryu (3B) - First, the good news with Ryu going 2-for-4 with a run and a double as a low priced dart throw in DFS. However, the bad news surfaces in his leaving the game with a hamstring strain. Stay tuned. 

Doosan Bears

  • Kun-woo Park (OF) - Accruing statistics from the suspended game and Sunday’s live action, Park went 5-for-9 with three runs, hit his third home run, drove in a run and walked between them. He’s recorded four straight multiple hit games for the Bears. 

  • Jose Miguel Fernandez (DH) - Hit his seventh home run in the suspended game and went 3-for-8 with two runs, an RBI and a walk over two contests on Sunday. 

Hanwha Eagles

  • Tae-kyun Kim (DH) - Amongst the rubble of his team’s losing streak, Kim’s heating up and went 4-for-8 in two games scored on Sunday with a double, his first home run and two RBI. Over his last six, Kim’s hitting .478 (11-for-23) with two doubles, the home run and walked three times. 

Putting the bow on another week of games, the standings continue to evolve with Samsung on the rise: 


Looking ahead to Tuesday, here’s the match-ups on tap:

  • KT Wiz at SK Wyverns

  • LG Twins at Hanwha Eagles

  • Lotte Giants at Kiwoom Heroes

  • NC Dinos at Kia Tigers

  • Samsung Lions at Doosan Bears

While the MLB sits on the precipice of a season mandated by the commissioner, the KBO continues to play. Be sure to stay with Fantasy Alarm to remain ahead of the competition across all fantasy formats and be well. 


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