July 26, 2021

KBO Update, May 17 to May 23: Lion Tamers (Amazin’ Avenue)

Kiwoom Heroes v LG Twins

Eun-sung Chae | Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

We check in on our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins.

As regular From Complex to Queens listeners know, we’ve decided to start following a KBO team in the absence of Mets baseball for the foreseeable future. We picked a team and will post updates on how they’re doing over in Korea. Why the LG Twins?

  • Represent a major metropolitan area.
  • Share Seoul (and Jamsil Baseball Stadium) with a rival team and compete for fans.
  • Have been a team that, on paper, should compete but just have not been able to put things together over the last few years
  • Have a strong pitching staff in 2020.
  • Staff ace, Casey Kelly, has been denied numerous wins over the years due to anemic hitting and/or a leaky bullpen despite pitching quality starts.
  • LG Corporation spends money on the team but does not always allocate that money wisely.
  • Retired the number 41, worn by one of the best right-handed pitchers in team history.

Sounds like the Mets to me!

May 17 (6-4)

Kiwoom Heroes 9, LG Twins 4 (BOX)

When Woo-Cha Chan is on, he can be one of the better pitchers in the league. When he’s off, he’s eh, and this was an example. The southpaw got tagged for…

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