Thursday, August 28, 2008

8/27 Roundup and News

All quiet on the Korean baseball news front...

On to the roundup...

LG 3, KIA 0
W - Shim Soo-chang (4-4), L - Felix Diaz (0-2), S - Jeong Jae-bok (9)

Shim Soo-chang was able to keep the sleepy Tigers off balance most of the night. Shim worked 7 innings(86 pitches, 54 strikes) of shutout baseball. Shim allowed only 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1. KIA's Lee Yong-gyu tripled in the 3rd, but was unable to score thanks to some great defense from the LG infield. Lee finished the night 3-3 with a walk. LG was able to scrape across just enough runs to give Shim some support. In the 4th inning, both Jo In-seong and Kwon Yeong-kwan were able to pickup RBI singles during a 2-run rally. In the 8th inning, LG's Park Yong-geun was able to score from 2nd on a wild pitch to give LG a 3-0 advantage.

Samsung 4, Woori 2
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (8-9), L - Hwang Doo-seong (6-7), S - Oh Seung-hwan (28)

I get the impression that Woori has given up their sponsorship. The KBO website now refers to this team only as "Heroes" and the team was wearing its BP jerseys last night. The BP jerseys don't have the Woori logo, just an "h" for Heroes on the chest.

Samsung broke a 0-0 tie with a 3-run rally in the 4th inning. Kim Chang-hee delivered a 2-run double and Chae Tae-in drove Kim in with an RBI single. Chae struck again in the 7th with a solo homer to give Samsung a 4-0 advantave. Samsung starter, Yoon Seong-hwan, was excellent, until he ran out of gas in the 9th inning. Yoon worked 8 strong innings(96 pitches, 65 strikes) allowing 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 K's. It took Oh Seung-hwan only 7 pitches to record 3 outs and give up two hits in the 9th inning.

Doosan 12, SK 3
W - Kim Sun-woo (4-5), L - Kenny Rayborn (4-3)

Doosan staked Kim Sun-woo to an early lead and didn't let up. Doosan leadoff man, Lee Jong-wook finished the night 5-6 with 4 runs scored. Doosan 3rd baseman, Kim Dong-ju was 3-5 with a double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Every Doosan starter recorded a base hit last night during their 12-run, 22-hit barrage. Kim Sun-woo stuck around for 6 2/3 innings(96 pitches, 69 strikes) allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 4 K's.

Lotte 7, Hanhwa 3
W - Jang Won-joon (10-7), L - Song Jin-woo (4-6)

A 5-run, 5th inning rally was all Lotte would need last night. The amazing part? After hitting 4 homers last night, Lotte didn't record a single extra base hit in this game. This time Hanhwa played long ball. Hanhwa's Kim Tae-won clubbed a 2-run bomb in the 4th and Kim Tae-gyun hit a solo shot in the 8th. Both homers accounted for all the runs Hanhwa was able to muster last night. Both Lee Dae-ho and Karim Garcia drove in 2 runs last night.

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