Wednesday, April 9, 2008

4/8 Roundup and News

First things first....A "sky is falling" article from the Korea Times about Lee Seung-yeop. "My god, he hasn't homered in 9 games! Cancel the season!" He'll be fine.

Also, Park Chan-ho made his season debut with the Dodgers the other day. He allowed 1 run in 1 2/3 innings of relief work.

Hanwha 4, Doosan 3

Hanwha starter, Sung Jin-woo tossed 5 strong innings, surrendering 1 run on 6 hits and 1 walk. He also struck out 4. Hanwha was able to piece together enough of an offense to outlast Doosan. Hanwha scored 1 run in 4 consecutive innings.

Centerfielder Doug Clark was 2-4 with a triple, two runs scored and a stolen base for Hanwha.

Ko Yeong-min went 3-4 for Doosan. He also stole two bases and scored once.

Lotte 9, Samsung 5

I almost went to this game. One of my friends talked me out of it and we went out drinking instead. I made the right choice. Thanks Kyung-su, from preventing me from watching this. I was reminded of the '99 Korean Series in which Samsung and Lotte faced off.

Samsung starter, Yoon Seong-hwan was chased from the game in the 5th. At the time Samsung was only losing 5-1. Reliever, Lee Sang-mok was an oil can. He was offering up belt high meatballs and Lotte hitters jumped all over him. His stat line was 2/3 of an inning pitched, two runs allowed, three hits and one walk. That makes his outing sound better than it was. By the time the inning was over, Samsung was facing a 7-1 deficit. Samsung mounted a rally in the bottom of the fifth, tagging Lotte starter Jang Won-jun for three runs(he allowed 4 in total). Lotte struck again in the 7th with a two run blast by foreign sensation, Karim Garcia. Samsung countered with a fake rally in the 8th, but couldn't overcome the damage done in the early innings.

Lee Dae-ho clubbed his 3rd homerun of the season in the third inning. Lee went 3-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. Karim Garcia added his 4th homer in the 7th inning.

LG 9, Woori 4

LG clobbered Woori starter, Ma Il-yeong for 8 runs in 3 2/3 innings. Most of the runs came in a 5 run second inning. Ma allowed 8 hits(two of which the ballpark would not hold) and two walks while striking out 2.

Everyone in the LG starting lineup recorded a hit. Kim Jun-ho went 2-4 with a homer and a triple for LG. He also drove in four runs and scored twice. Choi Dong-su and Kwon Yong-kwan also homered for LG.

SK 2, KIA 1

This was probably the most entertaining game of the evening. It was deadlocked at 1-1 until rookie infielder, Mo Chang-min stepped to the plate in the top of the 10th inning and untied the game with a solo homerun. Cheong Dae-hyeon pitched a scoreless tenth to hang on for the W.

Seo Jae-weong pitched well enough to win, but didn't get any support from his KIA teammates. Seo went 8 strong innings(108 pitches). He allowed 1 run on 8 hits and three walks. He also contributed 3 K's to the effort.

SK Ace Kenny Rayborn went 6 1/3 innings(101 pitches). He allowed one run on three hits and two walks. He managed to record one strikeout.

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