Sunday, May 30, 2010

5/29 Roundup and News

Samsung 12, Doosan 8
W - Kwon Hyeok (2-0), L - Seong Yeong-hoon (0-1), S - Jeong Hyeon-wook (5)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (12), Oh Jeong-bok (4), Chae Tae-in (5) Doosan HR - None

This was a slug fest. Each team threw bombs at each other for the majority of the game. The lead was swapped four times in the first five innings. Neither starter made it out of the second inning. Samsung first baseman Chae Tae-in lead the Samsung offense by going 3-3 with a walk, a HBP, a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored. For the Doosan Bears it was a team effort. Every Doosan Bear that played recorded a base hit of some kind. Center fielder/lead off hitter Lee Jong-wook went 2-3 with two walks, two RBIs and one run scored. The Samsung bullpen came up big. Kwon Hyeok and Jeong Hyeon-wook combined to throw 4 2/3 shutout innings while the Samsung offense built a lead.

LG 12, Nexen 9 (11)
W - Kim Ki-pyo (1-3), L - Song Shin-yeong (1-4)
LG HR - Lee Byeong-gyu (5) Nexen HR - Song Ji-man (8)

LG held a 8-6 lead in the bottom of the ninth, but Nexen mounted a rally. With runners on second and third with two outs right fielder Yoo Han-joon knocked a base hit to left to drive in both runners and tie the game 8-8. The two teams traded runs in the 10th to make the score 9-9. LG pinch hitter Son In-ho hit an RBI sac fly and Nexen DH Song Ji-man clubbed a solo homer. In the top of the 11th, LG mounted a rally. With one out and the bases loaded, Jeong Seong-hoon hit an RBI sac fly to right to give LG a 10-9 lead. With two outs, LG loaded the bases again. Catcher Kim Tae-gun hit a single to left center to drive in two runs and give LG a 12-9 advantage. LG left fielder Lee Byeong-gyu enjoyed a big day at the plate. Lee finished 3-4 with a walk, a sacrifice, a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored.

SK 4, Lotte 2
W - Lee Seung-ho (3-0), L - Lim Kyeong-won (1-1)
SK HR - Park Jae-sang (5), Park Kyeong-wan (6) Lotte HR - Hong Seong-heun (14)

The final was secondary to the history made last night. Lotte DH Hong Seong-heun hit his sixth home run in the past five consecutive game for a KBO record. Hong finished 2-2 with two walks, two RBIs and a run scored. Both teams received quality starts. SK starter Gary Glover threw 6 2/3 innings(107 pitches, 71 strikes) of two-run baseball. Glover allowed six hits and two walks while striking out ten. Lotte warm body Lee Jae-gon threw seven innings(83 pitches, 46 strikes) of two-run ball. Lee allowed five hits, four walks and one hit batsman while striking out three. The game was tied at two in the bottom of the eighth inning. SK catcher Park Kyeon-wan hit a solo homer to break the tie. SK added an insurance run when Choi Jeong stole home after a pick off attempt at second base with the bases loaded. SK reliever Lee Seung-ho recorded a scoreless ninth to earn the W.

KIA 8, Hanhwa 6
W - Roman Colon (1-0), L - Jose Capellan (0-9), S - Yoo Dong-hoon (8)
KIA HR - None Hanhwa HR - Kim Tae-wan (8), Jeong Won-seok (3)

This final sounds closer than the game really was. Hanhwa mounted a late rally against a shaky KIA bullpen to make the final sound closer than it was. Jose Capellan was battered for a lot of runs in a few innings again. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop and second baseman Ahn Chi-hong both enjoyed three RBI evenings. KIA starter Roman Colon turned in a solid effort. Colon tossed five innings(89 pitches, 58 strikes) of one-run baseball. Colon allowed six hits, three walks and two hit batsmen while striking out two. Hanhwa DH Kim Tae-wan hit a solo homer off of Colon for the only run the Eagles got off of Colon. Kim had more success against the KIA bullpen and finished 3-5 with a double, a stolen base, four RBIs and two runs scored. KIA closer Yoo Dong-hoon struck out two during a scoreless ninth inning. Yoo was one of the few KIA relievers not to give up runs.

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