Lotte 3, LG 0 (8)
W - Jang Won-joon (11-6), L - Bong Jung-geun (10-9)
Lotte HR - None LG HR - None
Rain interrupted this game before the two teams played a full nine, but a makeshift Lotte lineup managed to beat LG ace Bong Jung-geun. Lotte was without Lee Dae-ho, Hong Seong-heun, Cho Seong-hwan and Karim Garcia. There were also concerns that Lotte starter Jang Won-joon would need to be scratched from his start due to blisters, but he looked fine to me. Jang tossed seven innings(96 pitches, 63 strikes) of shutout baseball. Jang allowed two hits, three walks and one hit batsman while striking out seven. Dr. Bong threw seven innings(107 pitches, 59 strikes), but he gave up all three Lotte runs. Bong surrendered five hits, three walks and one hit batsman while striking out five. The Giants pushed across a couple of runs in the sixth inning when outfielder Jeon Joon-woo hit a double with runners on first and second. Bong intentionally walked DH Kang Min-ho to load the bases. Then, Bong unintentionally walked second baseman Jeong Bo-myeong to give Lotte a 2-0 lead.
KIA 3, Nexen 2 (5)
W - Roman Colon (8-7), L - Kim Seong-tae (2-4)
KIA HR - None Nexen HR - None
Rain ended this one prematurely and KIA was lucky enough to have enough runs to earn the W. KIA starter Roman Colon threw all five innings(71 pitches, 48 strikes) and gave up both runs. Colon allowed six hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out two. KIA was facing a 2-1 deficit in the fourth inning, but second baseman Ahn Chi-hong lead off with a double to start the rally. Shortstop Kim Sun-bin drew a walk to put the go-ahead run on base. KIA loaded the bases with one out after third baseman Park Ki-nam drew another walk. KIA center fielder Lee Yong-gyu poked a single into center field. Two runs would score on the lay and the Tigers would take a 3-2 advantage. 3-2 is where the score stayed when the rains came.
Hanhwa 1, SK 1 (12)
Hanhwa HR - None SK HR - Lee Ho-joon (6)
Hanhwa's Julio Depaula turned in his finest effort of the year against the Wyverns. Depaula threw 7 1/3 innings(109 pitches, 65 strikes) of shutout baseball. Depaula allowed only five hits and three walks while striking out three. Depaula left the game with a 1-0 advantage, but the Hanhwa bullpen promptly served up a homer for SK first baseman Lee Ho-joon to tie the game at one. Tied was where this game stayed. SK starter Kim Kwang-hyeon also turned in a solid effort. The SK ace threw seven innings(112 pitches, 69 strikes) of one-run baseball. Kim gave up three hits and two walks while striking out five. Hanhwa's only run came on an RBI single from shortstop Lee Dae-su in the fourth inning.