The Korean press is speculating that the Hanhwa Eagles will try to sign Karim Garcia. Unless Karim has been working on his fastball, he probably won't be of much help to the Eagles. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
KIA 11, Lotte 3
W - Aquilino Lopez (4-2), L - Song Seung-joon (3-3)
KIA HR - Lee Beom-ho 2(10) Lotte HR - None
KIA absolutely battered Lotte starter Song Seung-joon. Song gave up eight runs on seven hits, two walks and a HBP in his 3 1/3 innings of work.
KIA third baseman Lee Beom-ho went 2-3 with a walk, three RBIs and a pair of homers. Center fielder Lee Yong-gyu went 2-2 with a walk, a double, four RBIs and two runs scored.
KIA starter Aquilino Lopez threw six innings(111 pitches, 67 strikes) of two-run baseball. Lopez gave up eight hits and one walk while striking out five.
Samsung 9, SK 3
W - Cha Woo-chan (4-2), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon (2-3)
Samsung HR - None SK HR - Choi Yoon-seok (1)
SK starter Kim Kwang-hyeon had one of the poorest starters of his career. Kim lasted only 1 1/3 innings while giving up seven runs(six earned) on seven hits and a hit batsman.
All of the damage came during a seven-run rally in the second inning. SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo made a key error that scored the first Samsung run and the bad inning snowballed from there.
Samsung DH Choi Hyeong-woo went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI. Shortstop Kim Sang-su went 3-3 with a walk, one run scored and a RBI.
Nexen 4, LG 3
W - Kim Seong-tae (1-4), L - Kim Kwang-sam (3-1), S - Son Seung-rak (1)
Nexen HR - None LG HR - Park Yong-taek (9), Lee Byeong-gyu (7)
Nexen broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning when third baseman Kim Min-woo lead off with a double and scored on an error by LG second baseman Seo Dong-wook. Nexen added an insurance run in the seventh inning with an RBI single from pinch hitter Cho Jung-geun.
Nexen reliever Son Seung-rak recorded the final six outs for the save.
Nexen starter Kim Seong-tae threw the ball fairly well. Kim tossed six innings(99 pitches, 58 strikes) of two-run ball. Kim gave up four hits and two walks while striking out nine.
Hanhwa 11, Doosan 10
W - Oneli Perez (4-1), L - Jeong Jae-hoon (1-2), S - Kim Hyeok-min (1)
Hanhwa HR - Lee Dae-su (5) Doosan HR - Lee Seong-yeol (3), Choi Joon-seok (6)
Hanhwa jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the third inning thanks in large part to a three-run homer by shortstop Lee Dae-su. Doosan answered back in the bottom of the third with a five-run rally of their own. Two runs scored on an error by pitcher Julio DePaula and two runs scored on a triple by center fielder Jeong Su-bin.
Hanhwa tied the game at seven in the top of the fourth when DH Jeong Seong-ho hit an RBI ground out.
Hanhwa picked up a few insurance runs in the sixth and seventh before Doosan retook the lead with a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh. First baseman Choi Joon-seok started the rally with a solo homer. Third baseman Kim Jae-ho and Jeong Su-bin hit RBI singles to push the lead to 10-9.
Hanhwa re-took the lead in the top of the ninth with a two-run rally. The Eagles actually tied the game on a dropped third strike. Right fielder Choo Seung-woo was on second with one out. Pinch hitter Oh Seon-jin struck out, but the ball bounced away from Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji. Choo raced around from second and Oh advanced all the way to third while Doosan struggled to locate the baseball. Oh scored on a base hit from center fielder Kang Dong-woo.
Hanhwa reliever Oneli Perez put runners on second and third with one out. Hanhwa called on Kim Hyeok-min to get the Eagles out of the jam. Kim got Jeong Su-bin to hit a grounder at second and Hanhwa was able to get the runner at the plate. Kim struck out left fielder Lee Jong-wook to end the game.