Friday, June 6, 2008

6/5 Roundup and News

KoreaBeat has done the impossible. He found an article that's actually postive about foreigner baseball players.

The Korea Times offers some speculation about Park Chan-ho. If only they knew that Korea had its own baseball league and covered it as such.

Aaron at the EWC has some interesting photos of Karim Garcia having some fun during a rain delay. Similar behavior gets you fined in Chicago.

SK 5, Woori 2
W - Seong Eun-beom(5-2), L - Jang Won-seop(2-5) , S - Jeong Dae-hyeon(13)

SK jumped out to an early lead thanks to Na Ju-hwan's(.303/.345/.401) 3-run homer in the 2nd inning. Woori didn't respond until they had a two-run rally in the 6th inning. The Woori 6th inning featured RBI singles from Lee Taek-gun(.299/.396/.451) and Cliff Brumbaugh(.284/.395/.474). Samsung responded with a 6th inning, two-run rally of their own with an RBI single from Jeong Gun-woo(.293/.366/.385) and a sacrifice from Jo Dong-hwa(.235/.319/.284).

The game ball goes to SK starter, Seong Eun-beom(4.25 ERA, 1.48 WHIP). Seong tossed 6 innings(87 pitches, 56 strikes) and allowed two runs on 5 hits with no walks and 1 K. He didn't miss many bats, but it seemed like everything was hit directly to an SK fielder.

KIA 7, Hanhwa 3
W - Lee Beom-seok(2-3), L - Yang Hoon(3-6), S - Han Ki-joo(13)

The KIA Tigers found themselves losing 1-0 in the 2nd inning, but they battered Hanhwa starter Yang Hoon(7.56 ERA, 1.71 WHIP) for 6 runs. Most of the damage came from a grand slam homerun by KIA's Lee Jae-joo(.330/.435/.583, 7 HR, 28 RBI in 36 games). Lee finished the day 2-2 with 2 walks, a double, a homer, 4 RBI and one run scored.

Somehow, Yang lasted 5 innings(109 pitches, 59 strikes). He allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. He managed to strikeout 3. KIA's Lee Beom-seok(3.61 ERA, 1.23 WHIP) was equally wild, but Hanhwa couldn't take advantage the way KIA did. Lee lasted 5 2/3 innings(100 pitches, 55 strikes) allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 5 walks. He also struck out 4.

Hanhwa's Kim Tae-gyun(.350/.440/.707, 15 HR, 49 RBI) finished the day 2-2 with a walk and drove in all 3 Hanhwa runs.

Lotte 2, Doosan 1
W - Song Seung-joon(7-3), L - Justin Lehr(0-2), S - Choi Hyang-nam(5)

Doosan took a 1-0 lead in the 4th. Slugger Kim Dong-joo(.290/.426/.531, 11 HR, 38 RBI) scored Lee Jong-wook(.305/.393/.376) on an RBI single. Lotte struck back in the 5th with a 2-run rally off starter Justin Lehr(2nd appearance). Jeong Su-gun(.304/.418/.364) drove in two with an RBI single. The two runs proved to be all Lotte would need. Lotte starter, Song Seung-joon(3.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) hurled a gem last night. He tossed 8 1/3 innings(113 pitches, 74 strikes) allowing only 1 run on 7 hits. He also struck out 7.

Samsung 4, LG 3
W - Lee Sang-mok(5-3), L - Jeong Chan-heon, S - Oh Seung-hwan(16)

The score was tied 0-0 heading into the 6th inning. In the top of the 6th, Samsung took a 4-0 lead thanks to a 3-run bomb from Choi Hyeong-woo(.255/.318/.426) and a solo shot from Jin Kab-yong(.295/.367/.479). LG rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 7th. Ahn Chi-yong(.383/.457/.652) hit an RBI single and Roberto Petagine(.339/.448/.482) followed with an RBI double. LG added their 3rd run in the 8th thanks to an RBI single from Son In-ho(.289/.333/.340). Samsung called on closer, Oh Seung-hwan(2.05 ERA, 1.00 WHIP), to slam the door in the 9th. Oh didn't dissapoint. He tossed a 1-2-3 inning to record the save and preserve the W for Samsung.

The game ball goes to Samsung starting pitcher, Lee Sang-mok(4.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP). Lee threw 7 innings(87 pitches, 57 strikes) of 3 hit ball. He allowed only two runs, while striking out 3.

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