Thursday, May 7, 2009

5/6 Roundup and News

You can't beat fun at the 'ol ballpark.

There was some trouble last night in Busan. In protest of an injury to Lotte's Cho Seong-hwan, the gentleman pictured above ran onto the field, tossed a stick towards the SK batter and then played to the crowd before being head locked and removed. Cho was hit in the face during the April 23 game against SK and has been out with a broken cheek ever since.

LG 3, Doosan 1
W - Jeong Chan-heon (4-0), L - Lee Jae-woo (1-1), S - Woo Gyu-min (7)

This game was all about the bullpens. LG's worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The Doosan bullpen surrendered 2 runs in relief of starter Geun Min-cheol, but Geun only lasted 4 1/3 innings. With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the 7th, Park Yeong-taek appeared to score on a wild pitch to give LG a 2-1 lead, but it was ruled that the ball hit Roberto Petagine in the leg. The ball was dead and the run was take off the scoreboard, but it would load the bases with 1 out. LG DH Choi Dong-su hit a sac fly to right to score Park and give LG a 2-1 advantage. LG would tack on an insurance run in the 8th inning thanks to an RBI single from Park Yong-taek. LG closer Woo Gyu-min threw a perfect 9th inning to earn the save.

KIA 6, Seoul Heroes 5
W - Han Ki-joo (1-2), L - Hwang Doo-seong (0-1), S - Yoon Seok-min (2)

The Heroes actually held a 5-2 lead heading into the 8th inning. Cliff Brumbaugh hit a 2-run bomb in the 5th and Lee Taek-geun hit a solo shot in the 7th to give the Heroes the advantage. The Heroes bullpen entered the game in the 8th inning. Heroes starter Lee Hyeon-seung had provided 7 solid innings(100 pitches, 62 strikes). He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. The Heroes bullpen did many things, but they did not provide any relief. KIA rallied for 4 runs in the 8th inning. With runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out, relief pitcher Hwang Doo-seong balked to score the first run of the inning. Bad start. With runners on the corners and 2 outs, Choi Hee-seop crushed a Hwang fastball over the left field fence to give KIA a 6-5 lead. New KIA closer Yoon Seok-min would toss a 1-2-3 9th inning to nail down the W.

Samsung 8, Hanwha 5
W - Choi Won-je (3-0), L - Yang Hoon (0-3)

Last night was all about Samsung infielder, Shin Myeong-cheol. Shin hit first and played 2nd base for the Lions, but he inflicted damage that was more befitting of a DH hitting cleanup. Shin lead off the game with a solo homer to center. In the 2nd inning, Shin went deep again. This time hitting a two-run blast to left/center. Then he watched a 3-0 lead turn into a 4-3 deficit. Hanwha DH Lee Do-hyeong delivered an RBI single in the 4th. In the 6th inning Hanwha 3rd baseman Lee Yeo-sang hit a solo homer to make the score 3-2. Hanwha catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon hit an RBI single in the 7th to tie the game at 3. With 2 outs and the bases loaded Lee delivered an RBI single through the left side to untie the game and give Hanwha a 4-3 lead. Samsung would rally in the 8th inning. With runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out, Samsung outfielder Kim Chang-hui hit a sharp grounder to 2nd. The throw from Hanwha 2nd baseman Kim Min-jae bounced away from the catcher and the run scored. The two baserunners advanced. The next batter, Son Joo-in, drew a walk to load the bases. Shin Myeong-cheol stepped to the plate and just missed his 3rd homerun of the game. He hit a deep fly ball to left center that stayed in the park. Shin had to settle for a bases clearing triple. Samsung tacked on an insurance run in the 9th and Hanwha offered up a fake rally in the 9th. All that did was make the final look a little better in the papers.

SK 6, Lotte 3
W - Chae Byeong-yeong (1-1), L - Kang Yeong-sik (0-1), S - Jeong Dae-hyeon (5)

Lotte actually held a 2-0 lead in this one until the 6th inning. SK tied the game at 2 thanks to a 2-run rally off of Lotte starter Lee Sang-hwa. With runners on 1st and 2nd and 1 out, SK catcher Park Kyeong-wan singled to right to load the bases. The relay throw to the catcher was wild and the runner on 3rd was allowed to score while the other runners advanced. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, SK 2nd baseman Park Jeong-hwan reached on an infield single to score SK's 2nd run. In the 7th inning, SK busted the game open thanks to a pair of 2-run homers from Park Jeong-kwon and Park Kyeong-wan. Lotte offered a fake rally in the bottom of the 7th, but they would never threaten to tie or take the lead. In the bottom of the 7th, 2nd baseman Lee In-gu hit a bouncer over the head of SK shortstop Na Ju-hwan. SK closer Jeong Dae-hyeon recorded the final 6 outs in order to earn the save.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there has been many stupid action done by the fan during the game in any season, but this one, I can't blame the guy that much.

Lotte, a surprising team of last year, came back to their losing mode once again, and losing 15th straight game to a one team would get any fan carry out something to throw on the field. Still the drunk fan with the toy sword that was written (so did you apologize to Kim I'll Yeop, the Lotte pitcher who threw against Park Jae Hong that caused the fight,) was stupid way to respond, but somehow, as a fan, feels his frustration.

Red Sox fan, Hanshin fan, Lotte fan, hey~! They're wild, it's Baseball, get used to it! haha~~