Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Korean Series, Game 2

Doosan 6, SK 3
Doosan takes a 2-0 series lead

Doosan is a fun baseball team to watch right now. These grown men are playing like children. Every time they record three outs, everyone is standing up in the dugout giving high fives. Last night a Doosan player executed a perfect sac bunt to advance runners to 2nd and 3rd with one out. He sprinted back to the dugout to celebrate with his teammates. Every time a Doosan player hits a homerun, they bounce around like it was a walkoff. Its also starting to irritate the SK players.

There has been a total of five hit batsmen in the first two games. I'm not sure if its intentional or not, but it almost boiled over in the 6th inning when starter Chae Byong Yong forgot to tip his cap after plunking Kim Dong Joo. Also, Doosan first baseman, An Kyung Hyun left the game in the 2nd inning after being hit by a pitch. X-rays showed a broken hand and he'll be out for the rest of the series.

The hero: Doosan infielder, Lee Dae Soo. He only went 1-4, but his hit was a 2-run single that broke a 3-3 tie and put Doosan in the lead for good.

The goat: SK pitcher, Chae Byong Yong. Chae came undone after Kim Dong Joo approached the mound after being plunked in the 6th inning. Chae gave up Lee's 2 run single and an RBI double to Chae Song Byong.

Honorable mention for goat: goes to the Doosan front office for accusing SK of installing a camera in a "hole" to steal signs. The offending "hole" wound up being a drainage grate.

The game was over when: The SK outfield fell asleep and allowed a run to score on Chae Song Byong's double. A good throw and Lee Dae Soo would have been out by twenty feet. He scored without sliding.

The next game is set for 10/25 at 6pm. Kim Myung Jae(4-7, 5.05 ERA, 1 save) takes the mound for Doosan while Mike Romano(12-4, 3.69 ERA) is scheduled for SK.

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