SK 6, KIA 1
W - Kim Kwang-hyeon (1-2), L - Aquilino Lopez (3-1)
SK HR - Park Jeong-kwon KIA HR - None
SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon is capable of not getting his brains beat in. The KBO universe is finally back on it's axis. The 23-year old lefty threw six innings(116 pitches, 59 strikes) of shutout baseball. Kim gave up only one hit and walked five while striking out five.
Aquilino Lopez was the tough luck loser for KIA. Senor Smoke threw seven innings(115 pitches, 70 strikes), but gave up two runs. Lopez allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out five.
SK pushed across their first run in the sixth inning on an RBI single from center fielder Lim Hoon. SK added an insurance run in the seventh inning on an RBI double from left fielder Park Jae-sang. The Wyverns piled on the KIA bullpen in the ninth inning for a four run rally to ice the game.
Nexen 2, Hanhwa 0
W - Geum Min-cheol (2-2), L - Ahn Seung-min (1-1)
Nexen HR - None Hanhwa HR - None
Nexen has thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings. They've done it against Hanhwa, but it's not like they're shutting out little leaguers. The Eagles at least appear to be grown men or very tall boys.
Nexen starter Geum Min-cheol threw five scoreless innings(75 pitches, 40 strikes). Geum allowed four hits and five walks while striking out two.
Four Nexen relievers combined to scatter three hits over the final four innings.
Nexen scored a pair of runs in the first inning on an RBI double from right fielder Park Jeong-joon and a sacrifice from shortstop Kang Jeong-ho. The Heroes clung to that two-run lead for dear life and managed to hang on for the W.
Hanhwa starter Ahn Seung-min was stuck with the L. Ahn threw six innings(96 pitches, 64 strikes), but gave up both Nexen runs. Ahn allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out six.
LG 15, Lotte 7
W - Ben Jukich (3-1), L - Kim Su-wan
LG HR - Jeong Seong-hoon (1), Park Yong-taek 2(5), Seo Dong-wook (2) Lotte HR - Son Ah-seop (1), Cho Seong-hwan (1)
Lotte scored two runs in the first inning on a 2-run homer from right fielder Son Ah-seop. Son finished 3-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. It was all downhill from there for the Giants.
Starter Kim Su-wan threw batting practice to LG as he was batter for five runs on seven hits and one walk during his 2 1/3 innings.
Things were so out of hand that Lotte turned to embattled starter Lee Jae-gon in the late innings to try and build some momentum for the rest of the year. Lee was again pummelled senseless. Lee recorded the final five outs, but he gave up five runs(three earned) on six hits. Four of the hits he allowed stayed in the ballpark.
LG DH Park Yong-taek went 4-6 with a double two homers, three runs scored and four RBIs. Third baseman Jeong Seong-hoon chipped in by going 3-5 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Samsung 11, Doosan 0
W - Cha Woo-chan (3-0), L - Kim Sun-woo (2-2)
Samsung HR - Lee Yeong-wook (2), Kang Myeong-guh(1) Doosan HR - None
The Lions simply beat the Bears in every facet of the game last night.
Samsung ace Cha Woo-chan was solid. Cha threw seven shutout innings(99 pitches, 65 strikes). Cha recorded 12 outs via the ground ball and struck out four. Cha allowed only five hits and three walks.
Looking at the score and the fact that Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo was stuck with the loss, it would be easy to assume that he was awful. Kim turned in a typical two-run, five inning Kim Sun-woo performance, but the bullpen really let Doosan down in this game. The Doosan pen gave up nine of the eleven runs.
Samsung lead off hitter/center fielder Lee Yeong-wook went 3-5 with a walk, a homer, three RBIs and a run scored. Third baseman Park Seok-min went 2-4 with two walks, a double, one RBI and one run scored.