Friday, June 4, 2010

6/3 Roundup and News

Doosan 9, Nexen 0
W - Kim Sun-woo (6-3), L - Bae Him-chan (2-4)
Doosan HR - Kim Dong-joo (8), Lee Seong-yeol (11) Nexen HR - None

The Doosan offense jumped all over Nexen in the early innings and Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo was able to cruise to an easy W. Kim threw seven shutout innings(102 pitches, 66 strikes). Kim allowed only four hits and one walk while striking out four. Doosan DH enjoyed another solid evening at the plate. Kim finished 3-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Doosan lead off hitter Lee Jong-wook continued to be an irritant to the Nexen defense. Lee finished the evening 3-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored. Doosan backup outfielder Jeong Su-bin has turned into the human victory cigar for the Bears. If he's playing, it's either a blowout or an injury. Even he snuck in a base hit last night.

Hanhwa 4, SK 3
W - Yoo Won-sang (3-4), L - Goh Hyo-joon (3-2), S - Yang hoon (5)
Hanhwa HR - None SK HR - None

SK starter was chased early from the game...for him. This is one of the few times this year that Kadokura has failed to make it through the fifth inning. The SK bullpen entered the game and wasn't much better. The Hanhwa bullpen showed slightly more competency and that was the difference in the game. The game was tied 2-2 when Kadokura took his leave. In the sixth inning, Hanhwa rallied for a pair of runs off of SK reliever Goh Hy0-joon. With runners on first and second with one out, pinch hitter Oh Seon-jin looped a single into right to give Hanhwa a 3-2 lead. Hanhwa added an insurance run on a base hit from catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon to push the lead to 4-2. SK fake rallied their way to a run with an RBI sac fly from infielder Ahn Kyeong-hyeon. The Wyverns really never threatened after that. Hanhwa closer Yang Hoon recorded a scoreless ninth for the save. Yang walked one and struck out one.

KIA 8, Samsung 3
W - Roman Colon (2-0), L - Yoon Seong-hwan (2-4)
KIA HR - Kim Won-seop (3), Choi Hee-seop (11) Samsung HR - None

KIA starter Roman Colon looks like he's going to stick with the Tigers. Colon tossed 5 2/3 innings (86 pitches, 59 strikes) of two-run baseball. Colon allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out five. He looks better than your average non-Korean KBO zombie. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop lead the charge at the plate for the Tigers. Choi enjoyed a 3-4 evening with a walk, a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Backup infielder Hong Jae-ho replaced Kim Hyeong-cheol after Kim was forced from the game in the early innings. He made the most of it by hitting a double with the bases loaded in the sixth inning to drive in three runs and deliver an early knockout blow to the Samsung Lions. Lions outfielder Park Han-yi was the tallest midget for the Lions. Park went 3-3 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored.

Lotte 11, LG 2
W - Ryan Sadowski (4-5), L - Shim Su-chang (0-3)
Lotte HR - Son Ah-seob (4) LG HR - Lee Taek-geun (3)

I didn't think the Twins would sweep the Giants. If Sadowski didn't have a quality start, the Giants would find a way to score a ton of runs. Thankfully for Lotte and unfortunately for LG, Sadowski and the Giants offense decided to show up. Sadowski tossed seven shutout innings(101 pitches, 64 strikes). Ryan allowed only three hits and one walk while striking out six. This was easily his best performance of the season. Lotte used a team effort instead of hitting a bunch of homers to score runs against LG. Every Lotte regular recorded a basehit and either scored or drove in a run. The Giants banged out 16 hits, drew two walks and were hit twice by pitches. DH Hong Seong-heun went 3-4 with a HBP, two RBIs and a run scored. Both right fielder Karim Garcia and shortstop Park Ki-hyeok drove in a pair of runs for the Giants.

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