Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yomiuri Giants Stand Tall Against Korea, Win 3-0

Last night's 3-0 final makes the game sound close. The Korean team was sleep walking during this one. While the game itself was a bit of a snooze, there was some intruige to this one. Lee Seung-yeop started at first base for the Giants. Before the game, everyone was smiles and handshakes. During the game...everyone was smiles and handshakes.

The only real excitement was during the singing of the Korean national anthem. During the broadcast, they showed the Korean guys trying to look stoic during the anthem. Then, they cut to a shot of a very forlorn Lee Seung-yeop.

Lee started the game with a bang. With runners on 1st and 3rd and 2 out in the 1st inning, Lee clubbed a double off of Korean starter, Yoon Seok-min to score 2 runs. Lee would add an infield single in the 5th. Yomiuri's foreign ringer, Alex Ramirez clubbed a solo homer in the 3rd to give us our 3-0 final.

Lee Dae-ho was the only Korean player(other than LSY) to record an extra base hit. He finished 1-4 with a double. I get the impression that there was more interest in the postgame dinner with Lee than there was in the actual game itself.

The Korean team finished its exhibition schedule with a 5-1-1 record, but 4 of the wins and 1 tie came against the Hanhwa Eagles.

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