2012.6.15 Weekend PicksKBO
Hanwha Eagles (20-33-1) at SK Wyverns (29-22-1)
Munhak Baseball Stadium, Incheon
Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m.
The No. 1 Wyverns host the last-place Eagles, who have yet to win in six games against the Incheon-based team this season.
The Wyverns are second in team ERA, but last in batting average; the Eagles are have the highest team ERA, but second best in batting average.
Wyverns pitchers will be tested by Eagles slugger Kim Tae-kyun, currently the only player in the KBO with a batting average over .400 (.407).
The Wyverns said they would tomorrow start their new foreign pitcher Dave Bush, who replaced injury-plagued Aquilino Lopez.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors at Daegu FC
Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Sunday, 7 p.m.
The K-League was silent for more than two weeks due to international matches, but teams resumed play Wednesday.
Defending champion Jeonbuk is coming off from 3-1 victory over Jeju United on Wednesday, ending Jeju’s nine-game undefeated streak at home.
Jeonbuk striker Lee Dong-gook and midfielder Kim Jung-woo are expected to come back on Sunday after finishing their international duties with Korea.
Lee, last year’s MVP, has scored seven goals so far, fourth best in the league. He will be supported by Eninho and Hugo Droguett from the midfield.
None of Daegu’s players were called for international duty, but their stamina will be tested after coming off an away match with the Chunnam Dragons yesterday.
2012 S-Oil Champions Invitational
Elysian Country Club, Jeju
Friday to Sunday
This is the last event in the first half of the 2012, as 108 golfers will battle for 100 million won ($85,000) in prize money.
Kim Char-young is considered the top contender, winning two straight events before finishing seventh at the Lotte Cantata Open last week. The 21-year-old is still the leader in earnings and MVP points.
Jung Hye-jin, who won her first last week since turning professional in 2005; and Lee Rye-jung, No. 2 in earnings, will each be looking for their second win of the season.