The Cubs signed another Korean guy. I hope he gets traded, for his sake.
On to the roundup...
Lotte 4, Doosan 3
W - Kang Yeong-sik(5-2), L - Justin Lehr(0-6)
Doosan held a 3-0 lead heading into the top of the 9th inning, but Lotte was able to mount a 3-run rally and take the game into extras. Kim Ju-chan started the inning right with a basehit to left. Kim was forced at 2nd when Jo Seong-hwan hit a grounder to short for the 1st out. Lee Dae-ho slapped a single into right to put runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Kim Min-sang came on to pinch run for Lee. Both runners advanced on a passed ball. Karim Garcia poked a single past the outstretched glove of the Doosan first baseman to drive in both runners. Seo Jeong-ho came in to pinch run for Garcia. Justin Lehr botched a pickoff attempt to advance the runner to all the way to third with one out. Kang Min-ho hit a sac fly to center to plate the tying run. In the top of the tenth, Lee Seung-hwa singled to center to put a runner on with one out. Lee In-gu singled to left to put runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Kim Joo-chan hit a ball over the centerfielder's head for a basehit and to score the go ahead run. Lotte was unable to plate any other runners. Kang Yeong-sik stayed in to face Doosan in the bottom of the 10th and put all 3 Bears down in order to earn the W.
Hanhwa 10, Woori 6
W - Ahn Yeong-myeong(7-0), L - Ma Il-yeong(9-7)
Woori ace, Ma Il-yeong was simply awful last night. In his 5 innings(104 pitches, 55 strikes) of work he allowed 7 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks with only 1 K. Hanhwa's Song Kwang-min, Doug Clark, Kim Tae-gyun and Kim Tae-won had 2 RBI each last night. Woori actually held a 6-2 advantage in the 6th inning, but a 6-run rally from the Eagles erased the deficit and gave Hanhwa the lead last night. Cliff Brumbaugh and Jeon Joon-ho both hit solo homers for the Heroes last night.
Samsung 6, SK 3
W - Bae Yong-su(7-6), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon(11-4), S - Oh Seung-hwan(26)
I guess Kenny Ray was dropped by SK because Esteban Yan showed up last night in an SK uni.
Thanks to a solo homer from Choi Hyeong-woo, Samsung carried a 2-1 advantage into the 8th inning. In the 8th, Samsung rallied for 4 runs with the big hit coming again from Choi Hyeong-woo. Choi drilled a pitch into center for a single. Choi drove in the first run of the 8th inning and put runners at the corners with no outs. SK did offer a fake rally in the top of the 9th. Jeong Song-ho hit a two-run blast to make the game a save opportunity for Oh Seung-hwan. Oh retired the last batter on 4 pitches.
Kim Kwang-hyeon was given the hook after the third inning. In 3 innings of work, Kim threw 66 pitches(36 strikes) allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks with 3 K's.
KIA 5, LG 0
W - Kane Davis(2-1), L - Chris Oxspring(8-8)
Kane Davis turned in his finest performance of the season last night. Davis tossed 8 shutout innings(102 pitches, 60 strikes) allowing only 1 hit and two walks while striking out 6. Chris Oxspring allowed all 5 Tigers runs last night. A two-run homer from KIA catcher, Lee Jae-joo, chased Oxspring from the game.