Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/10 Roundup and News

The Joongang Daily offers a look at lefthanders in the KBO. I didn't realize that most of the legit aces were lefthanded.

On to the roundup...

LG 1, Hanhwa 0
W - Lee Beom-joon (2-1), L - Yoo Won-sang (5-4), S - Jeong Jae-bok (11)

Strange events in the first inning. Hanhwa starter, Ahn Yeong-myeong was lifted after only two batters. He allowed a single and a walk. As far as I can tell, the Hanhwa manager had seen enough. Yoo Won-sang tossed six innings of 1 run ball in relief. The only LG run was plated on a sacrifice fly from outfielder Lee Yong-geun. 5 LG pitchers combined for a 6-hit shutout. LG starter, Lee Beom-joon tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings(80 pitches, 46 strikes) allowing only 4 hits and 2 walks with 3 K's. Nothing else remotely interesting occured in this game.

Doosan 12, Samsung 3
W - Lee Seung-hak (5-4), L - Jo Jin-ho (1-3)

Now. This is more like it. I was starting to get worried, what with 4 consecutive days of competent baseball from the Lions. It would be easier to tell you who didn't have a big night at the plate for Doosan. Well, slugger Kim Dong-joo was 0-4. The Bears didn't let Samsung starter, Jo Jin-ho, out of the 2nd inning and they treated Lee Sang-mok even more rudely during his, erm, "appearance." Doosan's Kim Hyeon-su was 2-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Doosan 2nd baseman, Ko Yong-min was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI on the evening. Bears DH Hong Seong-heun finished the night 3-3 with a walk, a homer, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. The homer was a solo shot in the 4th inning. Samsung was just dreadful, but they did sock a pair of homers. Neither came from the bat of Yang Joon-hyeok. He's still 2 longballs away from breaking the KBO career mark.

KIA 7, SK 5 (11)
W - Im Joon-hyeok (5-3), L - Kim Won-hyeong (10-5)

This was a wild ballgame and I really can't believe SK was on the losing end. Heading into the top of the 8th inning, SK was down 4-1 and things were looking bleak for the defending champs. KIA reliever Yoo Dong-hoon came on to relieve Kane Davis after 7 strong innings(111 pitches, 67 strikes) of 1-run ball for the strapping westerner. The KIA bullpen took a 4-1 advantage and turned it into a 5-4 deficit. After a wild pickoff throw that allowed a runner to advance from 1st to 3rd, SK scored its 2nd run on a base hit from Lee Jae-won. After loading the bases, a long fly ball was hit to left field. The KIA left fielder couldn't have looked worse. He twisted, he turned, he flopped and he missed the ball. 3 SK runs scored on this one play. Park Jae-hong got himself 3 RBI's thanks to the KIA leftfielder suddenly developing an inner ear condition. In the bottom of the 9th, KIA tied the game on an RBI single from Lee Jae-joo. The 10th inning was quiet enough, but in the bottom of the 11th, Esteban Yan was relieved by Kim Won-hyeong. With one out and the winning run on 2nd, Kim surrendered a walk-off, 2-run bomb to KIA warm body, Kim Jong-kook. Game Over.

Lotte 3, Woori 2
W - Jo Jeong-hoon (4-2), L - Jeon Joon-ho (2-3), S - David Cortes (4)

Lotte was losing 2-0 in the 5th inning when the Giants struck for a 3-run rally. The rally was started on a solo homer from Giants outfielder, Lee In-koo. The game was tied at 2 after an RBI double from foreign sensation, Karim Garcia. Lotte took the lead on an off-the-wall RBI double from catcher Kang Min-ho. The 3-run rally was all the offense Lotte needed last night. David Cortes allowed two baserunners in the 9th, but he was able to get the first runner in a run down and strand the second runner at first.

1 comment:

Mad Guru said...


Do you have any idea what the story is with Cliff Brumbaugh of the Heroes? He hasn't played in over a week.