Friday, March 6, 2009

Korea 9, Chinese Taipei 0

Another first for my blog, I'm actually linking to an news story.

The Koreans have just won their 10th consecutive international match. A perfect 9-0 in Beijing and now a perfect 1-0 in Tokyo.

The game ball goes to right fielder, Lee Jin-yeong. Lee clubbed a grand slam in the 1st inning to give the Korean team a 6-0 lead. 1st baseman Kim Tae-gyun started the scoring with a 2-rbi single in the first. Third baseman Lee Dae-ho added an RBI single in the 5th. 2nd baseman Jeong Geun-woo delivered a 2-run bomb in the 6th to give us our 9-0 final.

Cleveland Indians OF, Choo Shin-soo, started at DH for the Korean team. He looked like a guy who had been shutdown for a week. He finished the game 1-3 with a run scored and walk, but he appeared to struggle with his timing.

On the mound, Ryu Hyeong-jin and Bong Jung-geun both tossed 3 shutout innings. The 2 KBO aces combined to allow only 3 hits and 1 walk during the 1st 6 innings of work.

Quote of the game...

"Somewhat similar to the Chinese lineup..." - ESPN broadcaster Jon Sciambi on the Chinese Taipei starting lineup. John, not only does it look similar, but they played about as well.

Korea will play the Japanese team tomorrow at 7pm local time. KBO MVP Kim Kwang-hyeon will likely start against Daisuke Matsuzaka.

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