Saturday, November 15, 2008

Asia Series Day 2 Roundup and News

Everyone's favorite cartoonist, Choi Hoon, offers his take on the Asia Series.

As does the KT.

SK 15, Tianjin Lions 0
W - Lee Yeong-wook, L - Chen Wei

Um, yeah. The Tianjin Lions got spanked. Badly. This is what happens when professionals play amateurs. If you were watching this game, 15-0 makes the game sound close. Tianjin didn't get very much right. If groundballs weren't an adventure, throws were. Pitches were succesful if they were caught. Everyone looked overmatched at the plate. I could go on, but I'd like to keep this short.

A 7-run 3rd inning doomed the Lions. SK sent 11 men to the plate and recorded 7 hits, 3 stolen bases and 1 walk. Starter Song Eun-beom tossed 4 scoreless. Kim Jae-hyeon made sure the Lions were beaten with a 3-run bomb in the 7th. The game only took 7 innings to finish thanks to the tournement's slaughter rule.

Seibu Lions 2, Uni-President 7-11 Lions 1
W - Takayuki Kishi, L - Pan Wei-lun, S - Chikara Onodara

This game was all about Seibu ace, Takayuki Kishi. The Japan Series MVP worked 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 10 K's. Uni scored its only run in the 4th inning thanks to Tilson Brito clubbing a sac fly. Seibu also scored in the 4th inning thanks to an RBI single from outfielder Hiroyuki Ohshima. The Lions took the lead in the 5th on an RBI double from leadoff man, Shogo Akada. Onodara tossed a 1-2-3 9th to nail down the save. Uni ace, Pan Wei-lun, pitched well enough to win, but didn't get much help from the Uni offense. Pan threw 6 solid innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 4 K's.

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