Wednesday, July 21, 2010

7/20 Roundup and News

Doosan 8, LG 5
W - Jeong Jae-hoon (5-3), L - Kim Kwang-su (4-3), S - Lee Yong-chan (19)
Doosan HR - Yang Eui-ji (10), Kim Hyeon-su (16) LG HR - None

LG actually held a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Doosan rallied against the LG bullpen for five(!) runs. Doosan tied the game at five when left fielder Kim Hyeon-su clubbed a two-run homer. Kim finished 1-3 with three RBIs. The next batter, first baseman Oh Jae-won, reached base on an error. LG first baseman Lee Taek-geun essentially watched the ball roll right under his glove. After right fielder Lim Jae-cheol grounded out to third, shortstop Son Si-hyeon drew a walk. Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji singled down the left field line to break the tie and put runners on second and third. Yang finished the game 2-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Doosan third baseman Lee Won-seok hit a fly ball into the gap in right/center that he legged out into a triple. Both runners scored easily and pushed the Doosan lead to 8-5. Doosan closer Lee Yong-chan threw a scoreless ninth for the save. LG catcher Cho In-seong went 2-4 with a double and four RBIs in a losing effort.

SK 7, Nexen 5
W - Jeong Woo-ram (6-4), L - Adrian Burnside (8-9)
SK HR - None Nexen HR - None

The score makes this one look closer than it really was. Nexen rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to make the final look good in the papers. Nexen was never really in this game, despite a really mediocre start from SK starter Gary Glover. Glover was pulled in the middle of the third inning. SK relievers Goh Hyo-joon and Jeong Woo-ram tossed four scoreless innings while the SK offense piled on the Nexen pitching staff. SK lead off hitter and second baseman Jeong Geun-woo went 2-5 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. SK third baseman Choi Jeong was moved up to the #3 slot in the batting order and went 3-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored. Nexen center fielder Jang Ki-yeong went 3-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a losing effort.

Hanhwa 4, Lotte 3
W - Yang Hoon (3-1), L - Lim Kyeong-won (2-4)
Hanhwa HR - Kim Tae-wan (14) Lotte HR - Karim Garcia (22)

Lotte held a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. Closer Lim Kyeong-won finished the eighth inning and stuck around for the ninth. Hanhwa left fielder Choi Jin-haeng started the inning with a bouncer to short that Lotte shortstop Moon Gyu-hyeon couldn't handle. Choi was pulled for a pinch runner. Lim recorded the next two outs in short order, but gave up a double to second baseman Jeong Won-seok. The runner scored easily to tie the game at three and Jeong advanced to third on the throw. Jeong finished the game 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The next batter, third baseman Jeon Hyeon-tae, hit a sloooooow bouncer to Lotte second baseman Cho Seong-hwan. Jeon beat Cho's throw and Jeong scored on the play. The infield single earned Jeon a beating and a Pocari shower. Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski was stuck with a quality start and a ND. Sadowski tossed 7 1/3 innings(119 pitches, 80 strikes) of two-run baseball. He gave up six hits and one walk while striking out six.

Samsung 7, KIA 3
W - Brandon Knight (6-5), L - Kim Hee-geol (2-4)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (16) KIA HR - None

Samsung starter Brandon Knight earned himself a much needed W. This was Knight's first win in almost two months. Knight threw five innings(86 pitches, 56 strikes) of three-run baseball. Knight gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out one. Not exactly a dominating performance, but he got the W. The Samsung offense looked solid. Catcher Jin Kab-yong and second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol both drove in two runs. Right fielder Choi Hyeong-woo went 2-3 with a walk, a solo homer, one RBI and three runs scored.

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