This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy KBO series.
NC Dinos (47-26-2) vs Lotte Giants (38-35-1)
Wednesday, August 12th, 5:30 AM EDT
The Dinos are a virtual lock to end the 2020 KBO season in first place of the standings, although their margin for error has been reduced following a 3-7 stretch and now they only a "mere" 3.5-game lead over the second-placed team, the Kiwoom Heroes. The Giants, on the other hand, arrive into this game in seventh place of the standings but are clearly on the rise – they're on a five-game winning run while going 7-2-1 over their last 10 contests. The biggest matchup here will come on the mound, as two of the best hurlers in the league will go toe-to-toe when Drew Rucinski goes up against Dan Straily. Rucinski has a 11-1 record and a 2.31 ERA in 16 starts, while Straily has posted a sterling 1.99 ERA in 17 outings. Both pitchers are among the Top 5 in the league in the ERA department.
Dae Woo Kim - Out - Ankle
7/17 9:06 PM IST - Kim (ankle) was removed from the Giants' roster Friday, according to Soo Jin Park of Star News. Kim left his last outing with the ankle injury, and it turns out he will miss at least several more days.
Seung Heon Lee - 10-Day IL - Forehead
6/16 9:13 PM IST - Lee (forehead) was cleared