Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8/3 Roundup and News

Lotte 7, Doosan 1
W - Lee Jae-gon (4-3), L - Les Walrond (6-4)
Lotte HR - Hwang Jae-gyun (3) Doosan HR - None

Lotte starter Lee Jae-gon made things easy on Jerry Royster and the Lotte bullpen. He gave them the night off. Lee tossed a complete game(93 pitches, 59 strikes) and only gave up one run against the tough Doosan offense. Lee allowed four hits and one walk while striking out three. Lee and Sadowski have really kept the Giants in the pennant race while some of their other starters deal with injuries. Lotte left fielder Kim Ju-chan was the catalyst for the Lotte offense. Kim went 2-4 with a walk, a triple, two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Center fielder Jeon Jun-woo went 2-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Lotte stayed away from the big mistake in the field and cruised to an easy W. Now that the infield situation is figured out with Hwang, I wouldn't be surprised if Lotte went on a run. They've looked like a different team with Hwang in the lineup.

Hanhwa 6, Nexen 2
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (14-4), L - C.J. Nitkowski (0-1)
Hanhwa HR - None Nexen HR - None

C.J. Nitkowski made his return to the KBO...and it was as bad as ever. C.J. came in to relieve starter Goh Won-joon. He faced five batters and all five reach base. Three earned themselves base hits, one walked and one was hit by a pitch. KIA's Rich Rodriguez was released without throwing a pitch in a regular season game. C.J. could get himself released without recording an out. Ryu Hyeon-jin continued his dominant season. Ryu threw eight innings(103 pitches, 65 strikes) of one-run baseball. Ryu gave up four hits, one walk and two hit batsmen while striking out six. Goh dueled with Ryu for seven innings(100 pitches, 68 strikes). Goh gave up one run on six hits and struck out six. Hanhwa first baseman Jang Seong-ho lead the Eagles offense by going 2-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

SK 7, Samsung 4
W - Lee Seung-ho (6-1), L - Jeong Hyeon-wook (6-1), S - Jeong Dae-hyeon (4)
SK HR - Kim Kang-min (9) Samsung HR - None

SK center fielder Kim Kang-min was a single away from hitting for the cycle on Tuesday. Kim went 3-5 with a double, a triple, a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Both starting pitchers were fairly mediocre. SK starter Gary Glover was yanked in the third inning before he gave up any serious damage. Samsung starter Jang Won-sam managed to stick around a little longer, but he wasn't especially effective during his five innings of three-run ball. The SK bullpen got the job done. The Samsung bullpen...didn't. With Glover chased from the game the Wyverns turned to reliever Jeon Byeong-du and Lee Seung-ho to eat up some innings. Jeon threw three innings and gave up one run and Lee threw two innings and gave up one run. They weren't perfect, but they kept the Lions from the big inning and kept their team in the game. It seemed like everyone the Lions brought in gave up runs and that's not far from the truth. Only Lee Woo-sun kept SK off the scoreboard and he only pitched 1/3 of an inning. SK reliever Jeong Dae-hyeon recorded the final four outs for the save.

KIA 12, LG 3
W - Yang Hyeon-jong (14-3), L - Kim Kwang-su (2-4)
KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (10), Choi Hee-seop (17) LG HR - Lee Taek-geun (7)

The KIA offense took their frustrations out on a mediocre LG pitching staff. KIA third baseman Kim Sang-hyeon started the scoring with a two-run homer in the second inning. Kim finished the game 3-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. LG outfielder Lee Taek-geun answered back with a three-run homer in the third. Those would be the last runs LG would score. The KIA offense banged out ten unanswered runs. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop went 3-4 with a walk, a homer, four RBIs and four runs scored. KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong tossed 5 1/3 innings(102 pitches, 60 strikes) of three-run ball. Yang allowed five hits and five walks while striking out three.

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