The KIA Tigers are, on-form, the worst team in Korean baseball going into the All Star break. A 5 game losing streak is bad enough, but having the last-placed NC Dinos sweep you midweek makes it so much worse. KIA are the defending champions, but sit 6th in the table, 3 games back from Nexen… Continue reading Defending champions slipping away as the top 5 pull clear
The Korean baseball season, which runs from the end of March to either late October or early November (depending on rain outs), is a 144-game season. Last week, at different times, every one of the 10 league clubs arrived at the half-way point of their season; game 72. In reality, it doesn't quite feel like… Continue reading GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.
"This season I've reached two big milestones. I got my one millionth pitch covered, and that entails all baseball from MLB to KBO and so forth. And then about a week later, I recorded my 3000th Major League Baseball game." Ever wondered what a datecaster does? David E. Schultz shares his experiences and career highlights… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 27 – David E. Schultz and the KBO MVP frontrunners.
After strong outings by the Doosan Bears and NC Dinos on Sunday, KIA and Lotte today have the opportunity to maintain the pressure on their rivals in the battles for first, and third. Here’s how the top 4 shapes up heading into the last 8 days of the season. After a week that saw them… Continue reading Top of the First 09/26/2017: 8 Days To Go In The Closest KBO Season In Recent Memory
When you look at his 2017 stats to date, it seems ludicrous to even pinpoint second baseman An Chi-hong as a ticking time bomb in Kia Tigers' season. The league leaders are without a recognised closer (Friday night in Suwon confirmed this), a reliable bullpen arm and possess two catchers who, despite showing promising early… Continue reading An Chi-hong’s dip in form has gone under the radar, but the Tigers should be worried.
1. Are we about to see a new team reach the KBO summit soon? Despite a respectable 3 wins from 5 last week, the Kia Tigers' prolonged hold on top spot hasn't look this vulnerable for two months. The reason is that the NC Dinos are absolutely killing it now, winning 5 games last week… Continue reading 5 talking points from the second week of June: 6/5~6/11.
Doosan Bears. Won 4, lost 2. A difficult week on paper for Doosan facing the top 2, NC Dinos and Kia Tigers, but they'll be pretty happy with their total of 4 wins, especially as three came in the sweep of the leaders at the weekend. Even the two games they lost to NC were… Continue reading KBO rankings. The play off teams.
1. Doosan Bears. Won 4, lost 0. The Bears responded to their shattering sweep by LG by winning all 4 games last week; the SK Wyverns didn't manage a single run in 18 innings (Tuesday was rained out) and then Lotte were brushed aside on Saturday and Sunday. By far the biggest positive for Doosan… Continue reading KBO rankings. Second week of May.