Sunday, April 17, 2011

4/16 Roundup and News

Last night's Doosan/Samsung game was suspended due to a power failure at the Daegu baseball stadium. Doosan was leading 3-2 at the time of the suspension. Plans to make up the game haven't been announced yet, but my guess is they do it before the Sunday game starts.

LG 4, Lotte 3
W - Kim Kwang-sam (1-0), L - Lee Yong-hoon (0-1), S - Kim Kwang-su (2)
LG HR - None Lotte HR - None

Lotte starter Lee Yong-hoon was absolutely awful last night. Lee was chased from the game in the first inning after recording two outs. Lee gave up four runs on six hits. It looked like he was throwing batting practice. First baseman Lee Taek-geun went 1-3 with a two-RBI double.

The Lotte bullpen stepped up and threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings. Bae Jang-ho threw four scoreless and only gave up three hits. Why not start him?

The Lotte bullpen did a great job, but the Lotte offense could never plate the tying run. First baseman Lee Dae-ho went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI.

SK 7, Nexen 3 (10)
W - Jeong Woo-ram (2-0), L - Ma Jeong-gil, S - Jeong Dae-hyeon (3)
SK HR - None Nexen HR - None

SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo had to leave the game in the first inning after taking a pitch off his forehead when he squared up to bunt in the first inning. Jeong is day-to-day.

Nexen scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning when left fielder Corey Aldridge and right fielder Song Ji-man both delivered RBI singles to tie the game at five. This game remained tied at five at the end of nine innings.

In the top of the 10th, SK loaded the bases with only one out. Catcher Jeong Sang-ho hit a bouncer to third. The throw from Nexen third baseman Kim Min-woo almost went into the third row behind first base and SK was able to plate two of the runners to take a 7-5 lead.

SK reliever Jeong Dae-hyeon threw a quiet bottom of the tenth to earn the save. Jeong struck out two and gave up a single.

SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon struggled again. Kim threw 4 2/3 innings(86 pitches, 50 strikes) and gave up three runs. Kim allowed four hits and four walks while striking out four.

Hanhwa 4, KIA 3
W - Oneli Perez (1-1), L - Seo Jae-wong (0-2)
Hanhwa HR - None KIA HR - None

This game was tied at three at the end of eight innings. In the top of the ninth, Hanhwa centerfielder Goh Dong-jin hit a lazy infield fly ball that the KIA defense couldn't have played worse. First, no one called for it until the last second. Always a bad sign. Then the ball bounced off of shorstop Kim Seon-bin's glove and fell to the ground.

Goh stole second and scored when right fielder Kang Dong-woo tripled off the wall to give Hanhwa a 4-3 lead.

Hanhwa reliever Oneli Perez made it through a shaky ninth inning for the save.

In the battle of non-Korean pitchers, both threw the ball well and both had to settle for ND's. Travis Blackley threw six innings of two run baseball(zero earned) for the Tigers. Big Trav gave up only two hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out six.

Julio DePaula gave the Eagles 7 1/3 innings(110 pitches, 63 strikes) of three-run baseball. DePaula gave up six hits and four walks while striking out seven.

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