Doosan 5, KIA 2
W - Kim Sun-woo (8-5), L - Seo Jae-wong (4-4)
Doosan HR - Kim Dong-ju (13) KIA HR - None
The pain continues for KIA fans everywhere. This loss extended the losing streak to sixteen games. That's almost three full weeks of losing. Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo ate up a few innings, but he was far from dominant. Kim threw five innings(101 pitches, 61 strikes) of one-run baseball. Kim allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five. Doosan DH Kim Dong-ju blasted a two-run homer in the first inning to give Doosan an early lead. Doosan pieced together a few more runs to make sure they kept it. The Doosan bullpen tossed four innings after Kim left the game. Four relievers combined to only allow four hits and only gave up a run after a key error from third baseman Lee Won-seok on an infield pop-up. Thankfully for Lee, he had a solid night at the plate. Lee went 2-3 with a double, a triple, one RBI and a run scored.
SK 6, Samsung 0
W - Kim Kwang-hyeon (11-2), L - Lee Woo-sun (0-2)
SK HR - Choi Jeong (13) Samsung HR - None
It took an effectively wild effort from SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon, a few good innings from the deep end of the SK bullpen and a few runs from the SK offense to stop Samsung's eleven game winning streak. Kim tossed six shutout innings(117 pitches, 67 strikes) last night. Kim allowed only four hits, but gave up six walks while striking out nine. SK third baseman Choi Jeong blasted a three-run bomb to give SK a lead in the fourth inning. SK picked up a couple insurance runs and got three shutout innings from the SK bullpen to cruise to an easy W.
Hanhwa 4, LG 1
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (11-4), L - Phil Dumatrait (3-4)
Hanhwa HR - None LG HR - Kim Tae-wan (2)
Ryu Hyeon-jin has a new nickname. In addition to "K-Monster," I'll be referring to him as "Zombie Killer" whenever he pitches against this rotten LG team. Ryu was just toying with these guys. I think he gave up a solo homer to LG third baseman Kim Tae-wan in the sixth inning just to stay awake. Ryu tossed a complete game(117 pitches, 79 strikes) three-hitter. Ryu didn't walk anyone and struck out eight. The Hanhwa offense gave Ryu enough runs to have a lead and that was enough. Hanhwa catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon lead the way by going 2-2 with two walks, a double and a run scored.
Lotte 10, Nexen 4
W - Lee Jae-gon (3-1), L - Moon Seong-hyeon (0-4)
Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho 2(26), Son Ah-seop (7), Kim Ju-chan (6) Nexen HR - Song Ji-man 2(10)
Lotte got huuuuuge efforts at the plate from Jack Of All Trades Kim Ju-chan and MVP candidate Lee Dae-ho to beat the Heroes last night. Oh, and Lee Jae-gon threw the ball pretty well. Lee blasted a pair of homers while going 2-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Kim Ju-chan went 2-3 with a walk, a homer, four RBIs and two runs scored. Lotte starter Lee Jae-gon tossed seven innings(98 pitches, 70 strikes) of two-run baseball. Lee gave up five hits and one walk while striking out two. Lee pitches to contact and as long as the Lotte defense holds up, he's fairly effective. Nexen's Song Ji-man came into the game as a pinch hitter and stuck around to play left field. While he was in the game he manged to blast two homers and drive in three runs. He was one of the few Heroes that were able to get to Lotte pitching.