Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend Roundup

SK met the Chiba Lotte Marines at the Tokyo Dome and lost the game 3-0. The SK offense was missing a few of their regulars due to the Asian Games, but they looked like they hadn't swung a bat in a month. The Wyverns were limited to only four baserunners. If it weren't for singles from left fielde Park Jae-sang and catcher Jeong Sang-ho, they would have been no-hit. It was cool to see Ken Kadokura get a chance to pitch in his home country, but the result was disappointing.

The Korean National team beat Taiwan 6-1 on Saturday night. Team Korea was powered by a pair of early two run homers from DH Choo Shin-soo and a solid effort from starter Ryu Hyeon-jin. Ryu tossed six innings(67 pitches, 39 strikes) of one-run baseball. He limited Taiwan to only five hits and one walk while striking out four.

Team Korea also played Hong Kong's national team on Sunday night. The final was 15-0. That makes the game sound close. The game was stopped after 6 innings due to the slaughter rule.

The national team gets to see if they can slaughter Pakistan on Tuesday at 1 PM Korean time. I think Team Korea is a safe bet to make it out of the group stage.

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