SK 9, Hanhwa 3
W - Lee Seung-ho (3-0), L - Kim Hyeok-min (0-1)
SK HR - Choi Dong-su (1) Hanhwa HR - Kang Dong-woo 2(4)
SK rallied for four runs in the first inning and five runs in the ninth to make this one look like a slaughter.
The big hit of the first inning was a three-run bomb from catcher Choi Dong-su. In the ninth, Park Jae-hong came in as a pinch hitter and hit a three-run double to ice the game.
Jim Magrane was yanked in the middle of the third inning. Magrane recorded only eight outs while giving up two runs on a pair of solo homers to Kang Dong-woo. He gave up five hits and one walk while striking out two.
Reliever Lee Seung-ho threw an inning and a third before he gave way to reliever Lee Seung-ho(not a typo, both pitchers have the same name and it is maddening). The second Seung-ho threw five innings of relief and only gave up a run on two hits, two walks and two hit batsman. Lee the second struck out five.
Nexen 3, KIA 0
W - Moon Seong-hyeon (1-0), L - Seo Jae-wong (0-3), S - Song Shin-yeong (9)
Nexen HR - Jeong Ki-yeong (1) KIA HR - None
Nexen got a solid effort from starter Moon Seong-hyeon and four Nexen relievers combined to throw three shutout innings.
Moon tossed six scoreless innings(101 pitches, 57 strikes). Moon only allowed four hits and three walks while striking out six.
Former major leaguer Seo Jae-wong was the tough luck loser for the KIA Tigers. Seo threw 6 1/3 innings(91 pitches, 61 strikes) and surrendered two runs. Seo gave up four hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out two.
Nexen center fielder Jeong Ki-yeong hit a solo homer in the first inning to give the Heroes an early lead. Nexen added a two-run double from third baseman Kim Min-woo to add a few insurance runs.
Samsung 7, Lotte 0
W - Jeong In-wook (1-1), L - Ryan Sadowski (0-1)
Samsung HR - None Lotte HR - None
Samsung pitcher Jeong In-wook was asked to start over Ahn Ji-man due to performance issues. Jeong threw 5 1/3 innings(80 pitches, 48 strikes) of scoreless baseball. Jeong allowed only one hit, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out two.
Samsung scored a run in the fourth inning on a sac fly from left fielder/RBI machine Choi Hyeong-woo. Samsung didn't score again until the Lotte bullpen crapped all over themselves in the ninth inning. Kim Sa-yul gave up an intentional walk, a balk and a wild pitch in the same inning.
Samsung right fielder Bae Yeong-seop, DH Ryan Garko and shortstop Kim Sang-su each drove in two runs during the six-run rally in the ninth.
Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski looked much better in his second start. Sadowski threw six innings(80 pitches, 47 strikes) and only allowed one run. Sadowski gave up two hits and one walk while striking out two. He managed an 8:7 GB:FB ratio.
LG 12, Doosan 4
W - Kim Seon-gyu (2-0), L - Lee Hye-chan (1-3)
LG HR - Jeong Seong-hoon (2), Lee Byeong-gyu (5) Doosan HR - None
This game was actually a fairly tight affair...until LG rallied for eight runs(!) in the eighth inning to take a 12-4 lead.
Doosan needed four relievers to finish the eighth inning. The inning featured a three-run double from right fielder Lee Jin-yeong and a three-run homer from left fielder Lee Byeong-gyu.
Lee Jin-yeong finished the game 3-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored. Lee Byeong-gyu ended up 2-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
LG starter Radhames Liz threw the ball fairly well. Liz threw six innings(95 pitches, 58 strikes) of three-run baseball. Liz gave up seven hits, three walks and a hit batsman. He posted a 6:9 GB:FB ratio and didn't strike anyone out.
LG reliever Kim Seon-gyu threw three innings of scoreless baseball to earn the W. Kim gave up only one hit. He didn't walk or strike out anyone.