Monday, April 5, 2010

4/5 Roundup and News

LG ace Bong Jung-geun was sent down to the Futures League after Sunday's start. He probably won't be there for long, but that 4th place prediction for LG doesn't look very good right now.

Doosan 8, SK 0
W - Lee Jae-woo (1-0), L - Song Eun-beom (1-1)
Doosan HR - Kim Hyeon-su (1) Yoo Jae-wong (1) SK HR - None

Doosan simply dominating SK in every facet of the game. Doosan starter Lee Jae-woo tossed 6 shutout innings(73 pitches, 48 strikes). Lee gave up only 1 hit while striking out 4. SK starter Song Eun-beom didn't make it out of the 2nd inning. Doosan superstar Lee Hyeon-su tagged Song for a 3-run homer in the bottom of the first. Lee finished the day 2-5. After Song surrendered another run in the 2nd, Manager Kim Seong-geun had seen enough and gave Song an early hook. SK did about as well with Song as they did without. It's hard to score runs when you only have three baserunners during a 9-inning game. Doosan outfielder Yoo Jae-wong enjoyed a solid day at the plate. Yoo went 2-5 with a double, a homer, 2 RBIs and a run scored.

Nexen 5, LG 0
W - Adrian Burnside (1-1), L - Bong Jung-geun (0-2)
Nexen HR - Doug Clark (1) LG HR - None

Nexen starter Adrian Burnside looks like he's going to stay with Nexen for a while, but LG ace Bong Jung-geun earned a ticket to the Futures League. Burnside threw 7 shutout innings(109 pitches, 66 strikes). Burnside gave up only 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Bong need 72 pitches to finish 3 innings. Bong gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. After giving up an RBI single to Nexen shortstop Kang Jeong-ho in the first inning, Bong was tagged for a 2-run homer by outfielder Doug Clark. Clark finished the game 1-3 with 2 walks, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Nexen 2nd baseman Kim Il-kyeong finished the day 4-4 with a double and 1 run scored.

Samsung 2, Hanhwa 1
W - Ahn Ji-man (1-0), L - Julio DePaula (0-1), S - Oh Seung-hwan (1)
Samsung HR - None Hanhwa HR - None

Lefty Jang Won-sam made his first start for Lions and it was worth the wait. Jang tossed 6 solid innings(105 pitches, 66 strikes) of 1-run ball. Jang gave up only 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. He would have done enough to earn the win, but Ryu Hyeon-jin was on the mound for the Eagles. The K-Monster threw 7 innings(117 pitches, 74 strikes) of 1-run baseball. Ryu gave up 6 hits, 2 walks and 1 hit batsman while striking out 5. Both starters were out of the game with the score tied at 1 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Hanhwa called on foreign closer Julio DePaula to put zeroes on the scoreboard. He failed. With runners on 1st and 3rd with one out, Samsung left fielder Kang Bong-gyu hit a slow roller to second base. Hanhwa second baseman Jeong Won-seok collided with the runner coming from first base. The runner was ruled out, Kang was called safe at first and the runner on third didn't advance. With two outs and runners still on 1st and third. Samsung outfielder Park Han-yi stepped to the plate. DePaula uncorked a 58 ft. slider and the ball rolled away from catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon. The runner on third made a mad dash for the plate and was in standing up. Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan struck out the final 4 batters in order to earn the save.

Lotte 3, KIA 2 (12)
W - Lee Jeong-min (1-0), L - Lee Dong-hyeon (0-1), S - Heo Joon-hyeok (1)
Lotte HR - None KIA HR - None

It took 12 innings, but the Lotte Giants finally have a win in the 2010 regular season. Welcome to the party guys. Lotte was losing 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning. With two outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, first baseman Park Jong-yoon laced a single up the middle to score the runner on 2nd and tie the game at 2. Both teams traded zeroes until the top of the 12th. Center fielder Lee Seung-hwa lead off the 12th inning with a double. Left fielder Son Ah-seob grounded out to first, but managed to advance Lee to third. The next batter, DH Hong Seung-hoon, hit a sac fly to center to score Lee from third. KIA's 2nd year 2nd baseman Ahn Chi-hong finished the day 3-3 with a triple and 2 runs scored. Lotte starter Lee Myeong-woo deserved better than a no decision. Lee threw 6 2/3 innings(108 pitches, 67 strikes) of 2-run ball. Lee gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.


Aaron said...

How in the world do you send down one of the best pitchers in the league after two bad starts? Should the Yanks send Sabathia to the minors if he has another bad start??

Matt said...


I think the answer to that is pretty obvious, Aaron. Yes! Yes, they should.

LastnameKim said...

Well, Bong is not proving himself to be one of the best in the league this year. I like the guy...he's still Korea's "Japan Killer" for WBC games..but he needs to do different things to Korean and ex-American MLBers.