This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
Rain appeared to threaten four of the five KBO contests Friday, though only two wound up getting canceled. Jake Brigham struggled, allowing five runs in five innings, while Casey Kelly allowed just a pair of runs in seven frames and Roberto Ramos hit his 20th homer of the year as the Twins beat the Heroes 5-2. Young Ha Lee pitched six scoreless innings for the Bears, but the defending champions bullpen blew up to the tune of a seven-run eighth inning as the Giants extended their winning streak to five with an 8-4 victory. Jun Woo Jeon hit a grand slam as part of that big inning for the visitors. Elsewhere, the Wyverns' offensive woes continued as they fell 2-0 to the Lions, with David Buchanan throwing seven shutout frames and 5-foot-4 Ji Chan Kim hitting his first career homer. Rain appears equally threatening heading into Saturday's slate, with the Twins-Heroes game in Gocheok Sky Dome again looking like the only safe contest as of writing.
The Giants may have scored at least seven runs in five straight games, but it's hard to see that streak continuing against Raul Alcantara ($10,300) given the way he's been pitching for most of the year. The righty produced a largely forgettable 4.63 ERA and 1.49 ERA through his first six starts, but he turned things on in mid-June and has gone on to record a 1.84 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over his last 10 outings. Those numbers would both rank second