Thursday, May 8, 2008

5/7 Roundup and News

"Overcome complex."

Doosan 6, Woori 4 (10)

Another day, another come-from-behind W for Doosan. Woori held a 4-3 lead heading into the 9th, but the Woori bullpen coughed up the lead in the 9th and completely collapsed in the 10th.

Cliff Brumbaugh(.307/.407/.509) had a big day for the Heroes. Cliff went 3-4 with a walk, a homer, 3 RBI and one run scored. Woori starting pitcher, Ma Il-yeong(3.65 ERA, 2-3, 1.33 WHIP), pitched well enough to win last night. Ma tossed 7 1/3 innings(97 pitches, 61 strikes) while allowing 3 runs on 9 hits and two walks. He also struck out 3.

This was truly a team effort from Doosan. Every starter, except Chae Sang-byeong, had at least one hit. Ko Yeong-min(.252/.380/.378) did the most damage. He went 2-5 with two RBI.

Attendance is starting to become a concern for Woori. Only 1,189 fans made it to the ballpark last night.

KIA 6, Samsung 1

Samsung was only down 3-1 in the 7th, but Samsung Lions warm body, Kim Gi-tae, was slapped around by KIA hitting and put the game well out of reach. This was also the first time I remember Samsung sitting both Yang Jun-hyeok(.211/.297/.316) and Shim Chang-su(.235/.409/.368) Yang did come in for a pinch hit appearance. I'm thinking injury of some sort for Shim. It's uncharacteristic for him to miss so much time so early in the season.

KIA starter Lee Beom-seok(2.42 ERA, 1-1, 1.19 ERA) was effective. He allowed only one run during his six innings(85 pitches, 51 strikes) of work. He surrendered only 6 hits and one walk while striking out 5.

Kim Won-seop(.386/.458/.494), Lee Hyun-gon(.250/.298/.325) and Lee Jae-ju(.351/.400/.432) had two RBI apiece for KIA.

SK 7, LG 0

7-0 makes this game sound close. It might as well have been 700-0 the way LG played last night. SK pitching held the anemic LG offense to only two hits, but they did surrender 8 walks. 7 of the walks came from starter, Jeon Byeong-do(5.82 ERA, 2-3, 1.53 WHIP). Jeon lasted only 5 innings(98 pitches, 49 strikes). He allowed 1 hit and 7 walks while striking out 4.

Park Jae-hong(.348/.430/.667 in only 69 AB), Kim Jae-hyeon(.301/.416/.507) and Park Kyeong-won(.286/.407/.396) all had two RBI apiece for the SK offense.

Hanhwa 6, Lotte 3

Lotte's bullpen crapped the bed last night. In the 8th inning, 3 pitchers trotted in from the bullpen, but only one of them recorded any outs. Errors also played a big part in this ballgame. Each team had 3. 6 errors in one ballgame. This was a fairly sloppy affair with both sides committing more than a few mental errors during the game. Lotte doesn't look nearly as invicible as they did during the first few weeks.

The big bats in this one were all for Hanhwa. Kim Tae-gyun(.276/.387/.632) went 2-3 with a homer, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. While, Kim Tae-won(.286/.384/.543) went 1-2 with a homer, a walk, 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

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