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SK 5, Doosan 4
W - Jeong Woo-ram (9-2), L - Lee Jae-woo (11-2), S - Esteban Yan (4)
This game definitely had a playoff feel to it. Doosan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning. Doosan 2nd baseman, Ko Yong-min, delivered an RBI double and was later driven in on a Kim Hyeon-su SAC fly. Ko slid in just under the tag during a bang-bang play at the plate. Replays were, uh, inconclusive. SK clawed out a run in the 6th inning. The in the 7th, Choi Jeong delivered a 3-run bomb to give SK a 4-2 advantage. In the 8th, SK added an insurance run thanks to some shoddy defense and an RBI single by Jeong Sang-ho. In the 9th, Doosan did not go away quietly. First, Doosan's Lee Dae-su delivered a solo homer with 1 out. Esteban Yan came on in relief and promptly loaded the bases with 1 out. Doosan pushed across another run with a SAC fly from the bat of Kim Dong-ju, but they were unable to plate the tying run. With runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 out, Doosan's Hong Seong-hoon grounded out to short to end the game.
The Heroes 7, KIA 0
W - Jeong Won-sam (10-8), L - Kane Davis (2-5)
This was simply a case of too much Jeong Won-sam. It's too bad Jeong and Ma Il-yeong have been stuck on this sad sack of a team. Put those two on Samsung or Hanhwa and they're competing for the league title. Jeong tossed 8 innings(105 pitches, 74 strikes) of 4-hit baseball. He only walked 2 and struck out 5. At the plate for Woori, 5 different players hit doubles in this game and 4 different players stole bases. It was a busy night on the base paths for The Heroes. Heroes outfielder Kang Jeong-ho went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Kane Davis has the look of a man who only has a few more weeks of this nonsense to get through. He only lasted 2 1/3 innings while allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Somehow, he struck out 2 batters.
Lotte 9, Hanhwa 6
W - Jo Jeong-hoon (5-2), L - Ryu Hyeon-jin (13-7), S - David Cortes (6)
The mighty Giants jumped all over Hanhwa ace, Ryu Hyeon-jin, early and coasted to an easy W. Ryu was pulled after only 4 innings(86 pitches, 47 strikes) of work. He had surrendered 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks with 5 K's. He was, essentially, un-effectively wild. The lone bright spot was Hanhwa centerfielder, Doug Clark. Clark busted out of a month long slump by going 2-3 with a walk, a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Lotte leadoff man, Kim Ju-chan was a catalyst for the Lotte offense all night. He finished the night 3-6 with a triple, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Lee In-koo and Lee Dae-ho both had 2 RBIs on Tuesday night.