SK 8, KIA 4
W - Jeon Byeong-doo (3-1), L - Park Kyeong-tae, S - Jeong Dae-hyeon
SK HR - None KIA HR - None
Both KIA starter Yoon Seok-min and SK starter Joe Magrane were fairly ineffective. Magrane was removed from the game after a three-run first inning. Yoon fared slightly better as he stuck around for four innings, but was tagged for four runs.
The SK bullpen threw eight innings of one-run baseball. Jeon Byeong-doo threw 3 2/3 innings of relief. Jeon gave up one run on two hits and three walks while striking out four.
The game was tied at four until the top of the seventh. SK third baseman Choi Jeong and center fielder Cho Dong-hwa both hit RBI singles to give SK a 6-4 lead. SK added two more runs in the ninth inning when right fielder Lim Hoon hit a two-run double to push the lead to 8-4.
KIA third baseman Lee Beom-ho lead the Tigers' offense by going 1-3 with a walk and two RBIs.
Nexen 4, Hanhwa 2
W - Lee Jeong-hoon (1-0), L - Park Jeong-jin (1-1), S - Song Shin-yeong (7)
Nexen HR - None Hanhwa HR - None
Nexen pushed their consecutive scoreless innings streak to 23 before giving up a run to Hanhwa. In 27 innings played, Hanhwa was put zeroes on the scoreboard in all, but one of them. That's a great way to get swept.
Nexen starter Moon Seong-hyeon threw five scoreless innings(72 pitches, 40 strikes) against the Eagles. Moon allowed six hit and three walks while striking out two.
Hanhwa actually held a lead in this game. It didn't even last an inning, but, progress! Hanhwa was down 1-0 in the top of the sixth. pinch hitter Goh Dong-jin was hit in the leg with the bases loaded to tie the game at one. Then, Nexen reliever Park Joon-su uncorked a wild pitch to allow the Eagles to take a 2-1 lead.
Nexen tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a sac fly from Corey Aldridge. The Heroes took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on an RBI single from second baseman Kim Min-seong. Nexen picked up an insurance run in the eighth when right fielder Song Ji-man hit an RBI double.
LG 8, Lotte 7
W - Lee Dong-hyeon (1-1), L - Goh Won-joon (0-1), S - Kim Kwang-su
LG HR - Park Yong-taek (6) Lotte HR - None
Before we get to the recap, it's bad enough that Lotte is stuck in seventh place and struggling, but did they really have to walk around like this...
Unicef is a great cause. You can donate money here, but those unis are hideous. If a team wants to do a special uniform, they have to do the full uni. Not just the jersey. The white and teal unis with the normal pants, hats and socks looks dreadful.
LG DH Park Yong-taek continued his hot April with a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Park finished the game 3-4 with a walk, three RBIs and a run scored.
It seems like whenever Lotte starter Song Seung-joon looks like he's turned a corner, he has a game like he threw last night. Song was punished for seven runs on eight hits during his 5 1/3 innigs(82 pitches, 56 strikes). Goh Won-joon was stuck with the loss because he came in for Song with runners on base in the sixth inning. Goh couldn't get the job done, but Song created the mess in the first place.
Lotte battled back from a 5-0 deficit to take a 7-5 lead thanks to a six-run rally in the fifth inning. Left fielder Lee In-guh, DH Hong Seong-heun and second baseman Cho Seong-hwan each drove in a pair of runs for the Giants.
The Lotte offense struggled against the LG bullpen. Three LG relievers combined to throw four scoreless innings. Lee Dong-hyeon threw 2 2/3 scoreless and gave up three hits while striking out two.
Samsung 6, Doosan 3
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (2-1), L - Lee Hyeon-seung (2-2), S - Oh Seung-hwan (7)
Samsun HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (2) Doosan HR - None
Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan threw well enough to earn the W. Yoon tossed five innings(77 pitches, 48 strikes) of one-run baseball. Yoon gave up five hits, one walks and a hit batsman while striking out three.
The Samsung offense was lead by left fielder Choi Hyeong-woo. Choi went 2-3 with a walk. Choi hit a solo homer in the second inning to put Samsung on the scoreboard and added an RBI double during a three-run rally in the third inning that gave Samsung a 4-0 lead.
Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan was little shaky in relief. Oh needed 33 pitches to record four outs and gave up two hits and a run in the ninth inning.