Saturday, April 23, 2011

4/22 Roundup and News

Doosan/Hanhwa and SK/Lotte were both washed out during a wet evening on the peninsula.

LG 2, KIA 1
W - Kim Kwang-sam (2-0), L - Travis Blackley, S - Kim Kwang-su (3)
LG HR - None KIA HR - None

LG starter Kim Kwang-su was actually fairly mediocre. Kim threw 6 2/3 innings(84 pitches, 51 strikes) and only gave up one run. The KIA offense was making contact, but everything seemed like it was right at an LG Twin. Kim allowed four hits and one walk while striking out three.

KIA starter Travis Blackley was also fairly mediocre. Big Trav tossed six innings(110 pitches, 67 strikes) of two-run baseball. Travis gave up five hits and four walks while striking out four.

All the runs in this game came during the sixth inning.

In the top of the inning, KIA put a runner on second with two outs. KIA scored a run on a single by DH Lee Beom-ho. Lee was caught in a rundown between first and second and was tagged out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, LG put runners on the corners with no outs. Left fielder Jeong Eui-yoon poked a single into left field to tie the game at one. Travis Blackley was able to get DH Park Yong-taek to ground into a double play, but the go-ahead run advanced to third. Blackley got a nother ground ball, but third baseman Kim Ju-hyeong appeared to have a hole in his glove and the ball bounced into left field. The go-ahead run scored easily.

Nexen 3, Samsung 2
W - Park Joon-su (2-1), L - Ken Kadokura (1-2), S - Song Shin-yeong (3)
Nexen HR - None Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (2)

Samsung jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a two-run homer from third baseman Park Seok-min. Nexen cut the lead in half on RBI single from shortstop Kang Jeong-ho in the fourth inning. Nexen took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on a two RBI single from second baseman Kim Min-seong.

Nexen lead off hitter/third baseman Kim Min-woo proved to be a catalyst for the Heroes offense. Kim went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored.

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