LG 4, Samsung 0
W - Bong Jung-geun (1-2), L - Brandon Knight (1-2)
LG HR - None Samsung HR - None
Dr. Bong looked fairly effective in his return from Futures League exile. Bong tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings(105 pitches, 61 strikes). He gave up 5 hits, 4 walks and 1 hit batsman while striking out 5. LG scored all of its runs in a 4-run rally in the 4th inning. Both third baseman Jeong Seong-hoon and catche Cho In-seong drove in two runs. Nothing good happened for Samsung in any way, shape or form. Moving on...
Lotte 6, Nexen 0
W - Jeong Won-joon (1-2), L - Kim Seong-hyeon (0-1)
Lotte HR - None Nexen HR - None
Lotte starter Jeong Won-joon was the story last night in Seoul. Jeong threw a complete game shutout(106 pitches, 77 strikes). He limited the Heroes to only three hits while striking out 6. Jeong was excellent. I don't think there was a single ball hit hard off of him. He also gave the Lotte bullpen a much needed day of rest. Lotte DH Hong Seong-heun provided most of the offense. The slugger went 2-5 with a double and 4 RBIs. Nothing good happened for Nexen in any way, shape or form. Moving on.
SK 10, Hanhwa 3
W - Ken Kadokura (4-0), L - Ahn Yeong-myeong (1-1)
SK HR - Choi Jeong 2(2), Kim Kang-min (2) Hanhwa - None
SK started the party right in the first inning. With one run already in and two men on base, SK third baseman Choi Jeong connected for a 3-run homer. Choi's blast put the Wyverns up 4-0. Choi added a solo shot in the 5th inning and ended the night 3-3 with 2 walks, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored. SK center fielder Kim Kang-min added an "Eff you" 3-run homer in the 7th inning. Hey, it was stat paddin' time. Japanese national Ken Kadokura tossed 5 2/3 innings(85 pitches, 50 strikes) and gave up 3 runs. Kadokura allowed 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.
KIA 4, Doosan 3
W - Yoo Dong-hoon (1-0), L - Jeong Jae-hoon (2-1)
KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (4), Lee Jong-beom (1)
These two teams traded zeroes until KIA broke through in the bottom of the 7th. After Doosan 2nd baseman Oh Jae-won bobbled a sure double play, KIA third baseman Kim Sang-hyeon crushed a 3-run bomb to put KIA on the scoreboard. Doosan mounted a rally in the the top of the 8th. With the bases loaded and only one out, Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-su singled to right to score a pair. Doosan tied the game on an RBI ground out from 1st baseman Choi Jun-seok. KIA untied the game in the bottom of the 8th on a solo homer from left fielder Lee Jong-beom. KIA starter Yoon Seok-min deserved better than an ND. Yoon tossed 7 1/3 innings(112 pitches, 70 strikes) of 2-run baseball. Yoon gave up 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5.