Monday, April 26, 2010

4/25 Roundup and News

Doosan 8, Samsung 4
W - Lee Hyeon-seung (1-1), L - Yoon Seong-hwan (2-1), S - Lee Yong-chan (8)
Doosan HR - None Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (3), Park Han-yi (4)

I'm not going to lie. Samsung was never really in this game or in this series. Doosan was leading 5-0 before Samsung mounted any kind of comeback. When Samsung did make it a close game, Doosan simply mounted a late rally to ice the game. Doosan 1st baseman Oh Jae-won wore out Samsung pitching for most of the weekend. Sunday was no different. Oh finished the afternoon 3-5 with a double, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Shortstop Son Si-yeon went 3-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Doosan starter Lee Hyeon-seung threw well enough, but he didn't exactly set the world on fire with his 5 2/3 innings(89 pitches, 59 strikes) and 3 runs(2 earned) allowed. Lee gave up 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Lee Yong-chan continued his dominance as the Doosan closer. Lee recorded the final 4 outs in order to earn the save.

LG 3, Hanhwa 0
W - Lee Dong-hyeon (3-0), L - Jose Capellan (0-5), S - Shinya Okamoto (6)
LG HR - None Hanhwa HR - None

I almost feel bad for Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Capellan. They both post their best starts of their short KBO careers and still can't get a W. LG starter Edgar"I can't believe I'm still here" Gonzalez tossed 6 innings(96 pitches, 62 strikes) of shutout baseball. Read that last sentence again. Gonzo allowed only 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 3. Capellan also threw 6+ innings(99 pitches, 58 strikes), but surrendered 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 1 K. Capellan ran out of gas in the start of the 7th inning and LG was able to mount a 3-run rally. LG loaded the bases with no outs. LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan hit a sac fly to deep center to break a 0-0 tie. Things went downhill from there.

KIA 6, Nexen 4 (11)
W - Yoo Dong-hoon (3-0), L - Goh Won-joon (0-1)
KIA HR - None Nexen HR - Doug Clark (2)

Nexen rallied to an early 3-1 lead thanks to an RBI double from Yoo Han-joon and a 2-run homer from Doug Clark. KIA chipped away with an RBI single from 1st baseman Choi Hee-seop in the 5th inning and tied the game on an RBI single from catcher Cha Il-mok in the 7th. The game would remain tied until the 10th inning. With a runner on 2nd with one out in the top of the 10th, KIA shortstop Lee Hyeon-gon hit a routine grounder to Nexen shortstop Kang Jeong-ho. Kang booted the grounder into centerfield and the runner was able to score easily. Nexen battled back in the bottom of the 10th and tied the game on an RBI single from Yoo Han-joon. KIA broke the tie in the top of the 11th on an RBI single from Lee Jong-beom. There was some controversey on the RBI single.

SK 14, Lotte 4
W - Gary Glover (2-1), L - Jin Myeong-ho (0-1)
SK HR - Park Jeong-kwon 2(5), Kim Kang-min (3), Jeong Sang-ho (1), Park Jae-hong(2) Lotte HR - Park Jong-yoon (3)

SK used 5 homers to blast its way to victory on Sunday. Among them was a pinch hit grand slam from Park Jae-hong in the 8th inning to make the final score look ridiculous. SK 1st baseman Park Jeong-kwon enjoyed a career day. Park finished the afternoon 3-3 with a walk, 2 homers, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. SK center fielder Kim Kang-min ended up 2-4 with a homer, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. SK starter Gary Glover didn't pitch that well, but when you get 14 runs of support, do you really need to? The Glove tossed 7 innings(100 pitches, 65 strikes) and gave up 4 runs. He allowed 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3.

1 comment:

Joshua Hall said...

I like your commentary but the black is a bit dpressing. can you add some color or photos please.