Monday, June 14, 2010

6/11 - 6/13 Weekend Roundup: KIA vs LG

6/11 - LG 6, KIA 3
6/12 - LG 11, KIA 0
6/13 - KIA 9, LG 5

I think we need to change the LG nickname from the Twins to the Zombies. This team just won't die. They've found a way to win just enough to stay relevant. The Zombies used a couple of timely homers and a solid effort from starter Kim Kwang-sam. LG first baseman Park Byeon-ho hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning that gave LG a 3-2 lead. Park finished the game 3-3 with a walk, two stolen bases, three RBIs and two runs scored. Then, in the ninth inning, catcher/KBO's ugliest man Cho In-seong put the game out of reach with a solo homer. LG starter Kim Kwang-sam threw six innings(83 pitches, 51 strikes) of two-run baseball. He allowed only four hits and two walks while striking out three. KIA starter Yoon Seok-min can't catch a break. Yoon took the loss on Friday and really didn't deserve the L on his record. Yoon threw 7 2/3 innings(131 pitches, 79 strikes) and gave up four runs(three earned). He surrendered only five hits and two walks while striking out five.

Seven shutout innings from Bong Jung-geun and a whole bunch of runs made for an easy W on Saturday while no one was watching. LG ace Bong Jung-geun operated on the Tigers lineup. Dr. Bong allowed only five htis and three hit batsmen while striking out three. LG third baseman Jeong Seong-hoon enjoyed a career day. Jeong finished 2-4 with a walk, a homer, five RBIs and one run scored. First baseman Park Byeong-ho homered for the second straight day while finished 1-3 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored.

KIA jumped all over LG starter Phil Dumatrait and KIA starter Seo Jae-wong looked...competent. Most of the damaged inflicted by the Tigers came during a six-run rally in the fifth inning. The rally started with the score tied at two and the bases loaded. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop hit a two-run single to break the tie and chase Dumatrait from the game. Reliever Jeong Jae-bok...was a gas can. After pushing the lead to 5-2 on, KIA second baseman Ahn Chi-hong pushed it even further with a three-run homer. Ahn finished the day 2-4 with four RBIs and a run scored. Seo Jae-wong didn't pitch very well, but LG never made him pay for it. He looked...hittable. Seo threw 5 2/3 innings(64 pitches, 43 strikes) of two-run baseball. Seo allowed five hits and one hit batsman. LG first baseman Park Byeong-ho continued his homer streak with a three-run blast in the eighth inning. Park finished 2-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.

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