Sunday, March 30, 2008

3/29 Scores and Roundup

The Doosan/Woori game was rained out.

No make up date has been announced, but it will probably be sometime in late August or early September.

Lotte 11, Hanwha 1

Hanwha ace, Ryu Hyeon-jin, got off to a rocky start. He struggled with command for most of the game. The final line on Ryu was 5 innings(mercifully lifted at only 100 pitches, 49 for strikes), he struck out 4, but allowed 6 hits and 7(1) walks.

Lotte ace, Son Min-han, was very effective on Saturday. He managed to keep Hanwha off balance for most of the game. He lasted 6 2/3 innings while striking out two. He allowed 5 hits and only 1 BB.

The story at the plate was Lee Dae-ho's 4-5 day and the 6-7-8-9 hitters for Lotte going a combined 8-16 with 4 walks and homeruns by Kang Min-ho and Cheong Bo-Myeong.

Jerry Royster picked up his first KBO victory as manager in the 11-1 romp over Hanwha.

Karim Garcia was 0-3 with 2 walks and 1 K in his debut for Lotte. While, Doug Clark was 0-3 with 1 walk and a strike out for Hanwha.

Samsung 4, KIA 3

Jose Lima's KBO career got off to a rough start on Saturday. The former 21 game winner struggled with control in the first inning. He allowed a seeing eye basehit to leadoff man, Park Han-yi and a double down the line to Shin Myeong-Cheol. Both were scored on RBI groundouts.

The final line for Lima was 5 2/3 innings with 1 K while allowing 8 hits and two walks. He was lifted in the 6th after allowing the tying run to score.

Samsung tacked on the winning run in the 8th and 9th inning hammer, Oh Seung-hwan closed the door on Lotte.

SK 5, LG 4

It took SK and LG 11 innings to decide a winner on Saturday. The tie was broken when SK's Cheong Sang-ho connected for a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 11th.

SK Ace, Kenny Rayburn, looked anything but an ace on Saturday. He only lasted 3 innings and allowed all 4 LG runs. He allowed 5 hits and two walks while striking out 1.

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