Thursday, July 29, 2010

7/28 Roundup and News

LG and SK have agreed to a trade. SK will send four young players to LG for three of the Zombies' vets. The Wyverns dealt pitchers Park Hyeon-joon, Kim Sun-gyu, catcher Yoon Seong-gyun and a player to be named later for first baseman Choi Dong-su, infielder Kwon Yong-kwan and pitcher Lee Jae-yeong.

Lotte and KIA were rained out in Busan last night.

LG 9, SK 8 (10)
W - Shinya Okamoto (5-3), L - Lee Seung-ho (5-1)
LG - Cho In-seong (18) SK HR - Choi Dong-su (2)

SK battled back from a 6-1 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning. Wyverns outfielder Cho Dong-hwa singled with runners on second and third to cut the deficit to 7-6. One of the newest Wyverns, first baseman Choi Dong-su, hit a sharp grounder to short that bounced away from LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan. The tying run scored easily. Choi went 1-4 with a homer, four RBIs and a run scored. Choi hit a three-run bomb in the sixth inning. The game remained tied until the 10th inning. In the top of the tenth, the Wyverns loaded the bases with one out. Infielder Kwon Yong-kwan drew a walk to score the go ahead run. In the bottom of the tenth, LG started a rally. LG put runners on first and third with one out. Outfielder Lee Jin-yeong hit a sharp grounder to second. The ball took a funny hop and bounced over SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo's glove and into right field. The error tied the game and put the tying run on second. SK intentionally walked LG catcher Cho In-seong to load the bases. LG third baseman hit a hard grounder to short that infielder Kwon Yong-kwan couldn't handle. The winning run scored and the LG Zombies earned themselves a team meeting. LG outfielder Lee Taek-geun enjoyed a solid evening at the plate. Lee went 2-3 with three walks and two runs scored. Center fielder Lee Dae-hyeong went 0-1 with three walks, three runs scored and three stolen bases.

Doosan 5, Nexen 1
W - Les Walrond (6-3), L - Goh Won-joon (5-6), S - Lee Yong-chan (22)
Doosan HR - None Nexen - None

Les Walrond turned in a quality start and the Bears' offense provided enough for a win. Walrond tossed 6 1/3 innings(109 pitches, 66 strikes) of one-run baseball. Les gave up four hits, two walks and two hit batsmen while striking out five. Doosan center fielder Lee Jong-wook was a the catalyst for the Doosan offense. Lee went 3-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Left fielder Kim Hyeon-su went 0-1 with three walks, one RBI and a run scored. Doosan closer Lee Yong-chan came into the game with one out and a runner on first. He needed exactly two pitches to get the ground ball and the double play to end the game. Nexen starter Goh Won-joon was effectively wild. Goh threw six innings(112 pitches, 56 strikes) of two-run baseball. He gave up five hits, six(!) walks and a hit batsman while striking out two.

Samsung 3, Hanhwa 2
W - Ahn Ji-man (8-3), L - Yang Hoon (3-2)
Samsung HR - None Hanhwa HR - Choi Jin-haeng (25)

I really can't believe that the local Daegu nine managed to beat the K-Monster. Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin threw seven innings(108 pitches, 65 strikes) of tw0-run baseball. Ryu allowed six hits and three walks while striking out five. The Hanhwa offense didn't give him much help and Ryu was stuck with a ND on his record. Samsung starter Jang Won-sam enjoyed one of his finest outings of the season. Jang pitched 6 1/3 innings(94 pitches, 62 strikes) of shutout baseball. Jang allowed only four hits and one hit batsman while striking out six. This game was tied at two heading into the top of the ninth inning. Samsung put a runner on second with one out. Shortstop Kim Sang-su poked a single through the left side for a base hit. The runner was able to score from second on the play and give Samsung a 3-2 lead. Samsung reliever Ahn Ji-man recorded the final four outs to earn the W.

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