Friday, September 3, 2010

9/2 Roundup and News

Doosan/SK was canceled last night and I don't think it's going to be rescheduled.

Samsung 8, Hanhwa 2
W - Ahn Ji-man (9-3), L - Julio DePaula (6-12)
Samsung HR - Jin Kab-yong (9) Hanhwa HR - Shin Kyeong-hyeon (9), Lee Dae-su (6)

You could almost see the Samsung guys tracking Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin's pitch count. "Okay, ten more and they'll probably pull him. Just foul a few off." Ryu only stuck around for five innings(99 pitches, 52 strikes) and gave up two runs. Ryu allowed five hits, four walks and one hit batsman while striking out three. Almost as soon as Ryu was pulled the Samsung offense came to life and battered the Hanhwa bullpen for six runs. Outfielder Kang Bong-gyu, DH Park Seok-min and second baseman Son Ju-in each drove in two runs. The Lions chose to start rookie Jeong In-wook and he turned in an interesting effort. Jeong tossed five innings(77 pitches, 45 strikes) of two-run ball. Jeong gave up only two hits, but both of them were solo homers. Jeong walked three and struck out four.

Lotte 6, KIA 1
W - Song Seung-joon (12-6), L - Yang Hyeon-jong (14-7)
Lotte HR - Kang Min-ho (20) KIA HR - None

Lotte starter Song Seung-joon was huge for the Giants last night. Song tossed eight innings(113 pitches, 73 strikes) of one-run baseball. Song gave up only four hits, one walk and hit batsman while striking out six. The Lotte offense battered KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong for five runs during his 3 1/3 innings of work and Song was able to cruise to a W. Catcher Kang Min-ho went 2-5 with a homer, two RBIs and one run scored. Right fielder Jeong Bo-myeong chipped in with a 3-3, one walk, one double, one triple and two run effort. This was a huge win for the Giants because it cut their magic number over KIA to ten games. Single digits are right around the corner!

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