Friday, August 13, 2010

8/12 Roundup and News

Doosan/Nexen and SK/LG were both rained out last night.

KIA 5, Hanhwa 3
W - Roman Colon (7-5), L - Ahn Seung-min (2-2), S - Yoo Dong-hoon (13)
KIA HR - Ahn Chi-hong (6), Na Ji-wan (11) Hanhwa HR - None

KIA rode a quality start from Roman Colon and a couple early homers to victory. Colon tossed six innings(89 pitches, 54 strikes) of three-run baseball. Colon gave up four hits and two walks while striking out three. He isn't the flashiest guy in the KBO, but Colon has brought a stabilizing presence to the KIA rotation. The same presence that they lost when Rick Guttormson decided not to re-sign. KIA second baseman Ahn Chi-hong gave the Tigers an early lead with a solo homer in the second inning. Hanhwa picked up a couple runs in the third and fourth innings and actually lead 3-1 until the fifth. KIA put runners on first and second with one out and left fielder Na Ji-wan stepped to the plate. Na homered to give KIA a 4-3 advantage. Na finished the game 2-4 with four RBIs and one run scored. KIA reliever Yoo Dong-hoon recorded the final five outs in order to record the save.

Samsung 10, Lotte 7
W - Kwon Hyeok (6-1), L - Lee Jeong-hoon (2-7)
Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (12) Lotte HR - Cho Seong-hwan (6), Lee Dae-ho (36), Kang Min-ho (19)

With a homer in last night's game against Samsung, Lee Dae-ho has now homered in seven consecutive games. Lee's seven-game streak is a KBO record.

Lee's seventh inning blast cut the Samsung lead to 7-6. Lotte scored again in the seventh when Kang Min-ho connected for a solo homer to tie the game at seven. The game remained knotted at seven until Samsung rallied in the top of the ninth inning. Samsung loaded the bases with two outs. Second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol doubled down the right field line to score a pair and give Samsung a 9-7 lead. Shin finished the evening 3-5 with three RBIs. Samsung added another run on a single from catcher Jin Kab-yong to push the lead to 10-7. Samsung DH Park Seok-min continued his recent hot streak. Park went 3-4 with a double, a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored.

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