Sunday, October 12, 2008

KBO Playoffs Round 1, Game 3 News and Roundup

No news of any kind to report. I guess everyone in Korea who writes about baseball took the weekend off due to the awesomeness of the Lions.

Samsung 6, Lotte 4
W - Cho Jin-ho, L - David Cortes, S - Oh Seung-hwan
Samsung wins the series, 3-0

Saturday was essentially the same story as the previous 3 days. Samsung showed patience and discipline. Lotte did not. None of Lotte's top 3 starters delivered anything close to a quality start and the Lotte bullpen was unable to keep Samsung off the scoreboard.

Park Seok-min out-maneuvering Kang Min-ho at the plate in the 4th inning. His mad dash on a sac fly gave Samsung a 2-1 lead. The Lions would give the lead back in the top of the 5th. Lotte would strike for a 2-run rally thanks to RBI base hits from Kim Joo-chan and Lee In-gu.

This game basically came down to 2 key hits. With Samsung trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th. Yang Jun-hyeok delivered a 2-run bomb into the right field seats to tie the game at 4 and send the fans in Daegu's Rat Box stadium into a frenzy.

Yang getting the requisite beating after hitting a big home run.

Then, in the 8th inning, Samsung infielder, Cho Dong-chan delivered a 2-RBI base hit with the bases loaded to give Samsung a 6-4 advantage.

Samsung closer, Oh Seung-hwan tossed a 1-2-3 9th inning to close out the Giants. The Samsung bullpen came up huge yet again. After starter Yoon Seong-hwan was chased from the game, Ahn Ji-man and Cho Jin-ho both tossed 2 scoreless innings. Only Cho Hyeon-geun allowed any runs and he only faced two batters. The Lotte bullpen was fairly ineffective. Both Kang Yeong-shik and David Cortes surrendered 2 runs in the late innings.

Not as funny as cub fans, but close.

"We're still the best at weeping in public after a crushing defeat, dude!"

"Bring on the Bears!"

The KBO playoffs resume with the start of the 2nd round on Thursday. The Doosan Bears will host the Samsung Lions at Jamsil Stadium at 6pm. Starting pitchers haven't been announced yet, but as soon as they are, I'll get them posted with a series breakdown.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Classic photos there.

I almost suggested, even after game one, that we make a bet...some famous food from Daegu for some famous food in Busan.

Then I remembered the most famous food in Daegu is 막창.

That'd be like trading won for US dollars. I'd be getting a raw deal, even if the Giants won.

So you can keep and enjoy all those intestines for yourself. Go Doosan.