Wednesday, April 2, 2008

4/1 Roundup and Notes

Woori 6, Hanwha 5

Open the champagne bottles! The Woori Heroes have notched their first of what promises to be at least 30 victories with a dramatic walk off victory! Huzzah!

Woori trailed 5-4 heading into the ninth, but Hanwha reliever, Brad Thomas, was unable to close the door on Woori. Thomas coughed up 3 hits in the 9th, including Hwang Jae-gyun's winning base hit.

Cliff Brumbaugh launched his first homer of the season in the 3rd inning. On the day, Brumbaugh was 3 for 3 with a homer, a double, two walks, 3 RBI and two runs scored.

Lotte 8, SK 4

Lotte scored all 8 runs in the first inning and SK was never able to mount much of a comeback.

Darwin Cubillan was absolutely torched in his first KBO start. He faced 7 batters in the first inning and all 7 reached base.

Every single Lotte player reached base and only Ma Hae-yong failed to record a hit. Kang Min-ho went 3-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI and a run scored.

Doosan 3, KIA 0

Pitching was the name of the game for Doosan. It took Doosan starter, Mark Randel 100 pitches to work 5 1/3 innnings, but seemed to teeter on the edge of disaster for the full 5 1/3. He allowed 4 hits and 4 walks on the day, but KIA couldn't plate anyone. Doosan relievers Im Tae-hoon and Jeong Jae-hoon combined to work the final 3 2/3 innings. They only allowed two base runners between them and combined for 4 strikeouts.

Doosan's Chae Sang-byeong was 2-4 with a double and two rbi.

Samsung 6, LG 2 (10)

This was probably the most entertaining game of the day. This one was notched at 2-2 at the end of nine. The LG bullpen imploded in the 10th, allowing 4 runs to score. The knockout punch came in the form of a 2-run homerun by Cho In-seong. Then, Oh Seung-hwan came on to pitch a 1-2-3 10th, striking out two.

Wes Obermueller had a succesful KBO debut for Samsung, pitching 5 strong innings while only allowing 1 run on 2 hits, 2 walks and striking out 3.

LG's only runs came on homeruns by Park Kyung-su in the fifth and Cho In-seong in the 7th.

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