Thursday, May 6, 2010

5/5 Roundup and News

Doosan 4, LG 2
W - Kim Sun-woo (4-2), L - Seo Seung-hwa (0-1), S - Lee Yong-chan (10)
Doosan HR - Choi Joon-seok (4) LG HR - Choi Dong-su (1)

Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo turned in a fine outing during his Children's Day start. Kim tossed 6 innings(101 pitches, 66 strikes) of 2-run baseball. Kim gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Doosan held a 1-0 lead in the first inning after 2nd baseman Goh Yeong-min scored on an RBI double from DH Lee Seong-yeol. Doosan rallied for 3 more runs in the 4th inning. 1st baseman Choi Joon-seok added a 2-run homer to give Doosan a 3-0 advantage. Later in the 4th, leadoff hitter/center fielder Lee Jeong-wook drove in a run on a bunt single to give Doosan a 4-0 advantage. LG rallied in the 5th inning, but never really threatened to take the lead. Doosan closer Lee Yong-chan recorded the final three outs in order for the save.

Nexen 2, SK 1
W - Adrian Burnside (2-4), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon (4-1), S - Son Seung-rak (3)
Nexen HR - Kim Min-woo (4), Doug Clark (3) SK HR - Choi Jeong (5)

It's not unfair to say General Burnside out dueled SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon and stopped the SK winning streak at 16. The General tossed 7 1/3 innings(100 pitches, 63 strikes) of one-run baseball. The only run off of Burnside came on a Choi Jeong solo homer in the 8th inning. Burnside allowed only 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 hit batsman while striking out 6. SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon gave up a pair of solo homers during his 5 2/3 innings (98 pitches, 63 strikes) of work. Kim allowed 8 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5. Nexen reliever Son Seung-rak recorded the final 5 outs in order to earn the save.

Samsung 13, Lotte 2
W - Jang Won-sam (2-1), L - Lee Myeong-woo (1-3)
Samsung HR - Chae Tae-in 2(4), Choi Hyeong-woo (6) Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (7)

Lotte starter Lee Myeong-woo pulled another disappearing act on the Giants. He didn't make it out of the first inning against Samsung. Samsung held a 10-0 lead after two innings thanks to a 6-run rally in the 1st and a 4-run rally in the 2nd. Samsung starter Jang Won-sam was the lucky recipient of the offensive outburst. Jang was able to cruise to an easy W. Jang tossed 6 innings(76 pitches, 52 strikes) and only gave up 1 run. Jang allowed 5 hits and 1 hit batsman while striking out 5. Samsung 1st baseman Chae Tae-in had a huge day at the plate. The big 1st baseman went 3-5 with 2 homers, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Samsung DH Choi Hyeong-woo went 4-5 with a double, a homer, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

KIA 4, Hanhwa 0
W - Jeon Tae-hyeon (1-2), L - Ryu Hyeon-jin (4-2)
KIA HR - None Hanhwa HR - None

This game was all about the pitching. KIA starter Jeon Tae-hyeon and a trio of KIA relievers combined to limit the Eagles to only 9 base runners. Jeon tossed 5 innings of shutout baseball (75 pitches, 45 strikes). Jeon allowed 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin doesn't have the good fortune to be allowed to face Hanhwa batters in a game the way the rest of the league does. Ryu threw 7 innings(113 pitches, 71 strikes) and surrendered 3 runs. Ryu gave up 9 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. At the plate for KIA, third baseman Park Ki-nam did most of the damage. Park went 2-3 with a walk and 3 RBIs.

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