During these uneasy times, being able to focus on some baseball provides some solace. A wild day in the KBO ensued this morning on a slate perceived to favor pitching. Instead, the five games yielded 84 runs with 42 of them courtesy of the 47 innings logged by the bullpens. Only 34 of the runs ended up being earned but the cumulative bullpen ERA on Sunday finished at 6.51 fueling the three run totals in the double digits. 

No definitive news on why Roberto Ramos of the LG Twins left his contest early, but DFS players will be monitoring this situation closely since he leads the KBO with 10 home runs through his first 23 games. In other roster news, SK Wyverns newly acquired catcher continues to make a positive impression: 


Lee homered in back-to-back games for the Wyverns who moved out of the basement of the standings sweeping Hanwha and winning their last four games in a row in the KBO. In other roster news, Kiwoom could be mining the wave or roster cuts in the MLB for a power hitter to replace the released Taylor Motter


It will be interesting to see if the Heroes can make the best of a tough situation but transitioning to a new culture and team can be difficult. With this in mind, here’s the game action from Sunday encapsulated in the Round Up. 

Starting Pitcher Spotlight

Although runs littered the landscape on Sunday, Chang-mo Koo of the NC Dinos continued his strong season tossing six shutout innings in Samsung giving up one hit and a walk with six strikeouts. He moved to 4-0 supported by 18 runs scored by his teammates and Koo’s registered five quality starts in as many turns so far. Koo leads the KBO in ERA (0.51), WHIP (0.60) and strikeouts (38). Pretty, pretty good. 

During a no-decision, Dan Straily worked five innings allowing seven hits, one earned run and a walk with five strikeouts. This bodes well for Straily pitching well on the road as he assimilates to the KBO. Through his first 33.1 innings, he owns a 2.70 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 37:15 K:BB. 

Jong-hoon Park notched his second win battling through six innings yielding four hits, four runs (three earned) and three walks with three strikeouts. Not pretty, but on this slate an effective outing procuring the win bonus which proved elusive on Sunday. 

Hitter Highlights

NC Dinos

  • Min-woo Park (2B) - Went 2-for-4 with a run, his second home run and two RBI. 

  • Sung-bum Na (OF) - Doubled in five at-bats and scored a run. In a strong week, Na moved his batting average to .308, his OPS to .982 and racked up three doubles along with three home runs his last six games. 

  • Jin-sung Kang (1B) - Still saddled as a catcher on DK, Kang tallied three more hits in four at-bats on Sunday scoring three runs, doubled and walked. He’s slashing a robust .474/.522/.825 through 68 plate appearances. 

  • Hee-don Kwon (OF) - Broke the slate with a 5-for-6 performance scoring four runs, hit his second home run and drove in four during the Dinos 18 run outburst. 

  • Aaron Altherr (OF) - Finished 3-for-5 with two runs, his fifth home run, four RBI and walked. 

  • Tae-goon Kim (C) - Recorded three hits in six at-bats with a run, double and four RBI. 

Samsung Lions

  • Tyler Saladino (1B) - Moved his personal hit streak to five games going 2-for-3 including his third home run, two RBI and a walk. During his streak Saladino’s 9-for-19 (.474) with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and drove in eight. 

LG Twins

  • Chun-woong Lee (OF) - A full day at the dish going 2-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, walked and stole his fifth base of the season. 

  • Eun-sung Chae (OF) - Underrated hitter Chae went 3-for-4 with a run, double and two RBI. 

  • Ji-hwan Oh (SS) - Racked up two hits including a triple, scored two runs, drove in two and walked. 

  • Kang-nam Yoo (C) - Added three hits in four at-bats with a run and two RBI. 

Kia Tigers

  • Preston Tucker (OF) - Went 1-for-3 with an RBI to keep his lead in the category with 25 RBI so far this season. 

  • Sung-taek Han (C) - Launched two home runs in four at-bats, both solo shots in a loss. Han’s hit four home runs his last nine games. 

  • Won-joon Choi (OF) - Tallied two hits in four at-bats, scored two runs, doubled and stole his third base. 

KT Wiz

  • Woo-jun Sim (SS) - Rebounded with two hits in five at-bats, scored a run, doubled, drove in two and walked. 

  • Jeong-dae Bae (OF) - Made his only hit count with a solo home run, his first of the year in six at-bats. 

  • Yong-ho Jo (OF) - Finished 1-for-4 but scored three runs and walked twice in six plate appearances. He also moved into first in the KBO in on-base percentage (.507) after game action on Sunday. 

  • Mel Rojas Jr. (OF) - Cracked two home runs (his 5th and 6th) in five at-bats, scored three runs, drove in five and walked. Rojas Jr.’s now tied for first in runs (21), second in hits (38), third in batting average (.409) and fourth in OBP (.456) in the KBO. 

  • Sung-woo Jang (C) - Went 2-for-4 with a run and a walk. He’s hit safely in four straight. 

  • Sang-cheol Moon (1B) - Absent from DFS on DK but available on Fan Duel, Moon recorded two hits in five at-bats driving in one. He’s notched multiple hit games in three of his last four. 


  • Hye-sung Kim (2B) - Moved to leadoff after hitting for the cycle on Saturday, Kim stayed hot going 3-for-5 with two runs and a double. 

  • Ha-seong Kim (SS) - Blasted his fourth home run among his two hits in five at-bats and drove in five runs during Kiwoom’s loss. 

Lotte Giants

  • Chi-hong An (2B) - Heating up of late, An went 2-for-6 with a run, double and two RBI. 

Doosan Bears

  • Jose Miguel Fernandez (DH) - Just another 2-for-5 game for Fernandez with a double. He’s played in 23 games with 15 multi-hit contests in them fueling his league lead in average (.468) and hits (44). 

SK Wyverns

  • Kang-min Kim (OF) - Finished 1-for-2 with a run, double, two walks and stole his second base. 

  • Jeong Choi (3B) - Capped off a bounce back week going 1-for-2 with a run, two walks and stole his second base. 

  • Soo-kwang Noh (OF) - Went 2-for-3 with two runs, a triple, an RBI, walked and stole his second base. 

Hanwha Eagles

  • Jared Hoying (OF) - A much needed 2-for-4 contest including his second home and three RBI. Hoying’s started slowly (.225 average) and his team desperately needs more production from their import. 

This puts a bow on week three of the KBO with the Dinos still atop the league by two wins over the LG Twins. With a race on tap for Sunday, be sure to check in on all of Dan Malin and Matt Selz’s work before delving into NASCAR DFS. And as always, stay with Fantasy Alarm to remain ahead of the competition. Be safe and be well. 

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