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KBO 리그 Game Thread: SK Wyverns at LG Twins

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...and Tim Corbin is on the broadcast!

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Wednesday 5/13

SK Wyverns at LG Twins—2pm CT ESPN2

I’ll leave this here.

ESPN gives you a primer on the KBO with: Power rankings, top players, key storylines and more: Everything you need for KBO opening day.

Here’s some quick notes on today’s teams from the aforementioned article:

SK Wyverns: The Wyverns are one of the more analytically driven organizations in the KBO and have been one of the top teams in the league. Their 2019 season ended in rough fashion when the team entered the last month of the season in first place by seven games, with the team holding the top regular-season record and earning automatic entry into the Korean Series. On the last day of the season, the Wyverns lost the lead to Doosan, completing a monumental collapse. Their ace, Kwang Hyun Kim, signed a two-year, $8 million contract with St. Louis, and the Wyverns look to rebound and shake the bad taste from their 2019 season. — Joon Lee

LG Twins: The Twins are the closest approximation to the pre-2004 Boston Red Sox: a team with an incredibly passionate home fan base and superstars who always seems to mess things up in the big moments. The Twins share a stadium in Seoul with the Bears, who’ve won three Korean series championships since 2015, and the teams have a dynamic similar to the Yankees and New York Mets. While the Twins are more popular than the Bears, they don’t get the benefit of the doubt from their fans, who are among the most critical in the sport. The Twins are expected to contend and are led in their rotation by Casey Kelly, a first-round pick by the Red Sox in 2008 who was dealt to San Diego Padres as part of the trade that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Boston.