LG 16, Doosan 6
W - Lee Beom-joon (1-1), L - Lim Tae-hoon (8-5)
LG HR - Oh Ji-hwan 2(7), Lee Jin-yeong (7), Kim Tae-wan (4), Park Yong-taek (3), Cho In-seong (16) Doosan HR - Kim Hyeon-su (15), Son Si-hyeon (6), Yoo Jae-wong (6)
Doosan only used three pitchers and they all had their brains beaten in(eaten out?) by the Zombies. LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan blasted a pair of homers, drove in three runs and scored two. LG first baseman Lee Jin-yeong likes getting every day at bats with the Zombies. He's hitting over .400 over his last 33 games with five homers, 18 RBIs and 27 runs scored. Lee went 3-5 with a homer, five RBIs and a run scored on Saturday. Mr. Handsome, LG catcher Cho In-seong, went 2-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-su homered again on Saturday. That gives him four homers in his last five games.
Samsung 3, Nexen 1
W - Jang Won-sam (9-4), L - Geum Min-cheol (6-11), S - Ahn Ji-man (2)
Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (7) Nexen HR - None
Samsung starter Jang Won-sam threw really well against his former teammates. Jang tossed 5 2/3 innings(92 pitches, 54 strikes) of one-run baseball. Jang allowed four hits, three walks and one hit batsman while striking out four. In the second inning, Samsung second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol hit a double to deep center with the bases loaded. Two runs were able to score on the play. Shin finished 3-3 with a walk. Samsung third baseman Park Seok-min blasted a solo homer in the eighth inning to give Samsung a little insurance. Samsung reliever Ahn Ji-man recorded the final five outs to earn the save. Ahn gave up two hits and struck out two.
KIA 12, Hanhwa 3
W - Roman Colon (5-3), L - Choi Yeong-pil (1-2)
KIA HR - None Hanhwa HR - Kim Tae-wan (12)
Watch out for the red-hot Tigers! Two wins in a row. Crack open the bubbly. The Tigers hit seven extra base hits. Six of them were doubles. Three of them came from left fielder Lee Jeong-beom. Lee finished 4-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. KIA lead off man/center fielder Lee Yeong-gyu went 4-6 with two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Cha Il-mok chipped in with a 2-5, two RBI, one run scored effort. KIA starter Roman Colon enjoyed the run support and turned in a quality start. Colon tossed six innings(84 pitches, 52 strikes) and gave up three runs. Colon gave up only three hits and four walks while striking out one. Eagles DH Kim Tae-wan blasted a two-run homer and left fielder Choi Jin-haeng added an RBI single. They were the only Hanhwa hitters to really get to Colon.
SK 6, Lotte 2
W - Goh Hyo-joon (7-3), L - Song Seung-joon (8-5)
SK HR - Choi Jeong (14) Lotte HR - None
SK starter Goh Hyo-joon did something that I haven't seen work against Lotte. He pitched to contact and got away with it. Goh threw six innings(96 pitches, 61 strikes) against the Giants and only gave up one run. He surrendered nine hits and one walk while striking out three. SK third baseman Choi Jeong gave SK an early lead with a two-run bomb in the second inning. Choi finished the day 3-5 with three RBIs and one run scored. SK added another run in the fourth inning thanks to an RBI groundout from catcher Park Kyeong-wan. The Wyverns added a couple insurance runs in the late innings and held on for the W. Lotte second baseman Cho Seong-hwan, erm, lead the Giants offense by going 3-4 with a double and a run scored. Lotte starter Song Seung-joon turned in a typical Song Seung-joon performance. Song tossed six innings(101 pitches, 63 strikes) and gave up four runs. Song allowed four hits and three walks while striking out seven.