This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
Saturday's KBO slate kicked off August with a handful of wild games, headlined by an extra-innings affair between the Bears and Dinos which saw the teams score a combined 14 runs over the final three innings in the Bears' 12-10 10th-inning win. Jin Hyuk No homered and reached base five times for the losers. Elsewhere, David Buchanan had one of his customary blowups, giving up eight of what would eventually become 22 runs for the Heroes. Ha Seong Kim reached base seven times and scored four runs for the winners. The Wiz had a blowout win as well, easily handling the Wyverns by a 11-0 behind 6.2 shutout innings from Hyeong Jun So and yet another homer by Mel Rojas Jr. We've now had two straight full slates, though that streak could be threatened Sunday, as rain is again in the forecast for the northern part of the country, putting Eagles-Twins in Seoul and Wyverns-Wiz in Suwon at some risk.
Eric Jokisch ($9,600) may have fallen a bit from his early-season dominance, though there's certainly nothing wrong with his 2.20 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He's still only allowed more than three runs in one start all season, and that came against the loaded Bears. The sixth-ranked Lions lineup shouldn't provide nearly the same challenge. Jokisch doesn't have the same strikeout upside as the rest of the league's top-tier pitchers, striking out a modest 16.3 percent of opposing batters, but he keeps runners off the bases with a league-best 3.5