Sunday, May 22, 2011

5/22 Roundup and News

Nexen/SK was canceled again.

Would Hanhwa trade ace Ryu Hyeon-jin? Not likely.

Hanhwa 6, KIA 4
W - Julio DePaula (1-3), L - Son Yeong-min (2-1), S - Park Jeong-jin (1)
Hanhwa HR - Oh Jae-pil KIA HR - Lee Beom-ho (8), Ahn Chi-hong (2)

Hanhwa broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning. Second baseman Han Sang-hoon and DH Jang Seong-ho both drew walks. Han would score on a base hit by left fielder Choi Jin-haeng. Choi finished 2-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Hanhwa added an insurance run in the ninth when backup outfielder Oh Jae-pil hit a solo homer.

Hanhwa reliever Park Jeong-jin deserved more than a save. Park threw three shutout innings to ice the game. Park gave up one hit and struck out four.

Doosan 7, Samsung 7 (12)
Doosan HR - Choi Joon-seok (4), Lee Won-seok (2) Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (4)

Games like this are why ties suck. This series has been an absolute war and deserved to have a meaningful conclusion.

Samsung jumped out to a 7-5 lead in the sixth inning when the Lions rallied for four runs. Second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol hit a double with the bases loaded that scored three runs.

Samsung appeared to be cruising to a W, but the Lions bullpen gave up a solo homer in the seventh to Doosan first baseman Choi Joon-seok in the seventh to cut the lead to 7-6. The Lions 'pen gave up another solo homer to third baseman Lee Won-seok in the eighth to tie the game at seven.

Tied is where this one would stay for the next four innings. Doosan reliever Jeong Jae-hoon threw four shutout innings. Jeong gave up two walks and struck out six. Jeong was matched by Samsung reliever Lee Woo-seon. Lee threw three scoreless innings. Lee gave up one hit, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out, you guessed it, one batter.

Doosan center fielder Jeong Su-bin lead the Bears' offense. Jeong went 4-5 with a double, a HBP, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Samsung slugger Park Seok-min went 2-6 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored.

"Walk-off hit? That's a paddlin'."

LG 5, Lotte 4
W - Lim Chan-gyu (3-1), L - Kim Su-wan (0-3)
LG HR - Yoon Sang-gyun (4) Lotte HR - None

Lotte held a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth, but LG's Yoon Sang-gyun came in to pinch hit with a runner on second and two outs. He hit a two-run homer off of Lotte reliever Brian Corey to tie the game and send it to extras.

LG left fielder Jeong Eui-yoon lead off tne eleventh with a walk. Jeong was lifted for pinch runner Yang Yeong-dong. Dong promptly stole second to get into scoring position. Second baseman Seo Dong-wook flied out for the first out of the inning, but center fielder Lee Dae-hyeong put a base hit over the head of the Lotte left fielder to score Yang and walk off the Giants.

Lost in this game was a quality start from Lotte starter Song Seung-joon. Song threw 6 2/3 innings(119 pitches, 72 strikes) of two-run baseball. Song gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out six.

Right fielder Son Ah-seop lead the Giants' offense by going 3-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.


dearan said...

i saw your post on busan haps so thought i'd ask here (hopefully you live in busan):

i'm trying to get tickets for lotte v LG at sajik on sat 4th june - the site says they're all sold out already - is that possible or is it too early for the tickets to be on sale?

Matt said...

It's entirely possible, but it's also possible to scalp tickets at the park.