SK 3, Doosan 2
W - Jeong Woo-ram (2-1), L - Jeong Jae-hoon (2-2), S - Lee Seung-ho (7)
SK HR - Lim Hoon (1) Doosan HR - None
SK had an interesting hero on Tuesday night. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 7th inning, reserve outfielder Lim Hoon clubbed a 2-run homer to tie the game at 2. SK took a 3-2 lead in the 8th inning when right fielder Park Jeong-kwon poked a single through the right side with a runner on third. SK reliever Jeong Woo-ram and Lee Seung-ho shut the Bears down in the 8th and 9th innings and preserved the victory. Doosan starter Lee Hyeon-seung took a tough luck ND. Lee threw 5 2/3 innings(95 pitches, 60 strikes) of shutout baseball. He gave up 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. SK starter Gary Glover was also stuck with an ND. The Glove threw 6 innings(93 pitches, 61 strikes) of 2-run baseball. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.
LG 6, Nexen 2
W - Lee Sang-yeol (2-0), L - Adrian Burnside (1-3), S - Shinya Okamoto (4)
LG HR - None Nexen - None
Edgar Gonzalez started for the LG Twins and didn't give up a half dozen runs. He only threw two innings, but still, progress! Adrian "The General" Burnside tossed 6 innings, but did allow a half dozen runs. The Twins rallied to an early 5-1 lead and used their bullpen to piece the game together and carry them to a W. I didn't know that a late April game against the Nexen Heroes needed to be played like game 7 of the Korea Series. Most of the damage came during a 4-run rally in the 3rd inning. Lee Jin-yeong hit a double with the bases loaded to score three runs. LG reliever Shinya Okamoto recorded the final 5 outs of the game to earn the save. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 2. I'm starting to think Shinya is going to deserve a roster spot on an all-star team this year.
Samsung 16, Hanhwa 3
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (2-0), L - Jose Capellan (0-4)
Samsung HR - Shin Myeong-cheol 2(3), Park Han-yi (3) Hanhwa HR - None
Only one Samsung Lions starter didn't score or drive in a run. Catcher Jin Kab-yong went 0-1 with 2 walks and he didn't manage to score. Jose Capellan's 2-inning, 6-walk, 9-runs allowed performance might be enough to get him sent home. Samsung 2nd baseman Shin Myeong-cheol went 2-4 with 2 homers, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Right fielder Park Han-yi went 2-4 with a homer, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan won the lottery last night. Every starting pitcher hopes he can be the guy to get the ball when he gets 16 runs of support. Yoon tossed 6 innings(74 pitches, 49 strikes) of 2-run ball. He allowed 5 hits and struck out 2.
KIA 10, Lotte 3
W - Yang Hyeon-jong (3-1), L - Ryan Sadowski (0-4)
KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (5) Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (5)
Last night, Simon texted me that he didn't think Ryan Sadowski would win a KBO game this year. After last night's effort, I think he might be right. 2009 KBO MVP/KIA 3rd baseman Kim Sang-hyeon enjoyed a 5 RBI evening. Kim went 2-4 with a HBP, a homer and 2 runs scored. He hit a 3-run bomb in the 7th inning to ice the game for KIA. KIA 2nd baseman Ahn Chi-hong went 2-4 with a double with 3 RBIs. Lotte third baseman Lee Dae-ho was the tallest midget for the Giants last night. Lee hit a 2-run homer in the 6th inning to give the home fans something to cheer about.