Monday, August 30, 2010

8/29 Roundup and News

LG/Samsung was washed out again in Seoul.

Doosan 9, Hanhwa 3
W - Jeong Jae-hoon (7-4), L - Yoon Gyu-jin (1-2)
Doosan HR - Yang Eui-ji 2(18) Hanhwa HR - Kim Tae-wan (15)

Doosan struggled against Hanhwa starter Ahn Seung-min, but absolutely hung one on the Hanhwa bullpen. Ahn tossed 5 1/3 innings(74 pitches, 51 strikes) of three run(two earned) baseball. Ahn gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out two. Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji started hitting homers as soon as the Hanhwa Arson Squad showed up. Yang finished 2-4 with a pair of homers, three RBIs and two runs scored. Doosan DH Kim Dong-ju went 2-5 with two doubles, four RBIs and one run scored. Hanhwa DH Kim Tae-wan accounted for all of the Hanhwa offense with a three-run jack in the fifth inning.

Nexen 3, KIA 2
W - Park Joon-su (2-2), L - Lee Sang-hwa (0-1), S - Son Seung-rak (22)
Nexen HR - None KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (18)

KIA's Roman Colon threw a quality start, but the KIA bullpen gave up the go ahead run and Colon was stuck with a ND. Colon tossed seven innings(81 pitches, 52 strikes) of two-run ball. Colon gave up four hits and two walks while striking out five. The score was tied at two until Nexen started a rally in the top of the eighth. Nexen put runners on first and second with one out. Right fielder Yoo Han-joon poked a single back through the middle to drive in the go-ahead run. Yoo finished the day 2-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Nexen closer Son Seung-rak threw a perfect ninth for the save.

SK 8, Lotte 5
W - Eom Jeong-wook (4-3), L - Kim Su-wan (5-1), S - Song Eun-beom (4)
SK HR - Park Jeong-kwon (18), Kim Jae-hyeon (9) Lotte HR - Jeon Joon-woo (15)

This is game was everything I hate about baseball. This game took about 18 hours to complete, featured dozens of pitching changes and really wasn't that high scoring or exciting. SK scored a bunch of runs early and watched the Giants as they tried to chip away at the lead. Lotte starter Kim Su-wan ended his streak of four straight W's and didn't make it out of the fourth inning in this clunker. I really don't even know where to go with this recap. I will mention SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo. Jeong has long been a TSKB favorite. He's always in the middle of the action for SK. He's either making plays in the field, getting on base and disrupting the opposing pitcher on the base paths or driving in runs. He's not scrappy, he's a good baseball player. Jeong went 2-4 with a HBP, two runs scored and a stolen base. Outfielder/first baseman Park Jeong-kwon went for a combo meal. Park went 1-4 with a walk, two RBIs, two runs scored, a homer and stolen base. SK pitcher Song Eun-beom recorded the final five outs for the save.

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