LG ace Bong Jung-geun has returned from his week in exile with the "Futures League." He'll either pitch today or tomorrow.
Last night's KIA/Doosan match up was washed out. Weather in the southern part of the peninsula was gross last night.
LG 5, Samsung 4
W - Lee Seong-yeol (1-0), L - Ahn Ji-man (2-1), S - Shinya Okamoto (3)
LG HR - None Samsung HR - None
With the score tied at 4 in the bottom of the 7th inning, LG mounted a late rally. LG 2nd baseman Park Kyeong-su lead off the inning with a double. Park advanced to 3rd on a sac bunt from center fielder Lee Dae-hyeong. Samsung reliever Ahn Ji-man put his next slider in the dirt and it bounced away from catcher Jin Kab-yong. Park was able to scamper home for the go-ahead run. LG closer Shinya Okamoto was able to record the final 4 outs for the save. LG's Lee Dae-hyeong went 2-3 with an RBI, 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. While backup infielder Cho Dong-chan went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBIs for Samsung.
Nexen 6, Lotte 5
W - Son Shin-yeong (1-1), L - Lee Jeong-hoon (1-1), S - Son Seung-rok (2)
Nexen HR - None Lotte HR - None
Nexen actually trailed 5-0 in the 5th inning. Nexen rallied for 4-runs in the bottom of the 5th. The key hit came with 2 runs already in and the bases loaded for DH Song Ji-man. Song laced a Ryan Sadowski pitch into right to score a pair of runs and make the score 5-4. Nexen rallied again in the bottom of the 8th inning. With the score still 5-4 and 1 out, center fielder Jang Ki-yeong tripled. Jang scored easily on a double from 3rd baseman Kim Min-woo to tie the game at 5. After Doug Clark walked, shortstop Kang Jeong-ho poked a single through the right side to score the go ahead run. Nexen closer Son Seung-rok struck out 2 during a scoreless 9th to earn the save. Lotte 3rd baseman Lee Dae-ho went 2-3 with 3 RBIs while right fielder Song Ah-seop went 3-5 with a double and 3 runs scored.
SK 6, Hanhwa 1
W - Gary Glover (1-1), L - Jose Capellan (0-3), S - Lee Seung-ho (5)
SK HR - None Hanhwa HR - None
It appears that SK starter Gary Glover found his 2009 form. The Glove had struggled in his previous starts, but seemed to get his 2010 season back on track last night. Glover tossed 7 innings(117 pitches, 68 strikes) of 1-run baseball. He allowed 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 7. SK scored in the 1st inning thanks to an RBI double from 1st baseman Park Jeong-kwon. The Wyverns added an insurance run in the 3rd inning when 2nd baseman Jeong Geun-woo scored from 1st on DH Kim Jae-hyeon's double. Jeong finished the evening 4-5 with a double and 4 runs scored. Jose Capellan didn't pitch well, but he wasn't as bad as his line suggests. Capellan gave up 5 runs on 10 hits, 2 walks and 1 hit batsman during his 6 2/3 innings(105 pitches, 63 strikes) of work. Most of the damage came during a 3-run 7th inning when it was obvious Capellan was out of gas. SK reliever Lee Seung-ho pitched the 8th and 9th inning. He struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced.