Friday, September 11, 2009

This isn't really news, but there's a 207 cm tall pitcher at Hyojeon High School. His name is Jang Min-ik. I have no idea where he's going to play next year, but the Korean media seems to think he's the real deal.

Seoul Heroes 11, Doosan 9
W - Song Shin-yeong (3-3), L - Kim Sun-woo (10-9), S - Cho Yong-joon (1)

The Heroes battered Bears pitching in the early innings and managed(barely) to hang on for the W. The Heroes pitching staff tried awfully hard to give Doosan the lead. Heroes 1st baseman Kang Byeong-sik lead the way for the offense. Kang finished 3-5 with 2 walks, a double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Shortstop Kang Jeong-ho and catcher Kang Gui-tae. I don't think these guys are related, but it sure would be a happy night at the Kang household if they were. Mom and Pop Kang preparing a massive spread and wait for the little Kanglings to come home and tell them about their various RBIs. Questionable MVP cantidate Kim Hyeon-su lead the way for the Bears. Kim went 4-5 with a double, a homer, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Doosan 1st baseman Choi Joon-seok also drove in 3 RBIs.

KIA 5, Hanhwa 3
W - Yang Hyeon-jeong (11-5), L - Eric Junge (1-6), S - Yoo Dong-hoon (18)

KIA was able to get just enough off of foreign punching bag Eric Junge to win this game. I think if anyone on Hanhwa still cared, they would have released Junge a while ago. Choi Hee-seop was on base all night. He finished 1-2 with 3 walks. He scored 2 runs and drove in 1. Shortstop Lee Hyeon-gon drove in a pair. KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jang tossed 6 innings(99 pitches, 57 strikes) of 2-run baseball. He gave up 4 hits, 3 walks and 1 hit batsman while striking out 6. Hanhwa's Kim Tae-gyun drove in a pair for the Eagles. Enjoy it while you can, Eagles fans. The most recent reports have Kim linked with Hanshin of the NPB.

Samsung 11, LG 3
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (13-4), L - Lee Seung-woo (0-2)

The Lions lineup brought the thump and Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan gave the bullpen a much needed night off. Samsung rallied for 5 runs in the 4th inning. 3rd baseman Park Seok-min, 1st baseman Chae Tae-in and shortstop Park Jin-man all doubled during the inning. Samsung outfielder Kang Bong-gyu lead the offense with a 2-4, 5 RBI performance. LG started supposed phenom Lee Seung-woo, but unlike his first two appearances he managed to pitch into the 4th inning this time. Progress! Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan tossed a complete game(115 pitches, 84! strikes). Yoon gave up only 7 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

This race for the final playoff spot is turning into a non event.