Monday, July 12, 2010

7/11 Roundup and News

KIA/Hanhwa and Lotte/SK were both washed on the peninsula yesterday.

Doosan 5, LG 0
W - Kelvin Jimenez (11-3), L - Bong Jung-geun (8-5)
Doosan HR - None LG HR - None

Doosan starter Kelvin Jimenez and two Doosan relievers combined to throw a four-hit shutout of the Zombies. Jimenez tossed seven innings(94 pitches, 58 strikes). He allowed only two hits and three walks while striking out four. LG ace Bong Jung-geun was the tough luck loser. Bong threw seven innings(118 pitches, 68 strikes) of three-run baseball. Bong allowed four hits and four walks while striking out six. Doosan used their legs instead of their thump on Sunday. The Bears combined to steal three bases. Right fielder Lee Seong-yeol went 2-4 with a double, two RBIs, one run scored and a stolen base. DH Kim Dong-ju went 2-3 with a walk, a double and an RBI. Kim was never in any danger of stealing a base.

Samsung 2, Nexen 1 (10)
W - Kwon Hyeok (4-1), L - Lee Bo-geun (1-2)
Samsung HR - None Nexen HR - None

Samsung tied the game in the eighth inning when outfielder Oh Jeong-bok hit a line drive to center that was terribly played by Jeong Ki-yeong. Not only did Jeong let the ball bounce past him, he essentially stood there and watched it roll until right fielder Yoo Han-joon ran to pick it up. It was a shocking lack of effort. The only problem was that before this event unfolded, Samsung put the tying run on third. The runner on third could have done a five minute mime routine before Nexen got the ball into the infield. The game remained tied at one at the end of nine innings. In the tenth inning, Samsung put the lead off man on when Nexen reliever Lee Bo-geun walked Kang Bong-gyu. Kang advanced to second on a sac bunt from catcher Jin Kab-yong. Kang would advance to third on a ground out by second baseman Kim Sang-su. The next batter, Lee Yeong-wook, ripped a single up the middle to score Kang and give Samsung a 2-1 advantage. Samsung reliever Kwon Hyeok recorded a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the tenth to end the game and earn the W. Lost in this one is the continued brilliance of Samsung starter Cha Woo-chan. Cha tossed 7 2/3 innings(115 pitches, 75 strikes) of one-run baseball. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five. Nexen starter Kim Seong-tae was even better. Kim threw six shutout innings(85 pitches, 57 strikes). Kim gave up only four hits and one hit batsman while striking out two.

1 comment:

Hardball Global said...

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