Between a computer problem and being terribly, terribly busy I haven't been able to keep up my normal posting schedule. Everything should be caught up before Tuesday's KBO slate, I assure you...
Nexen 7, Lotte 3
W - Kim Seong-tae (2-5), L - Kim Myeong-seong (0-1)
Nexen HR - Corey Aldridge (9)
Lotte HR - None
I really can't believe that Nexen starter Kim Seong-tae didn't get lit up by Lotte the way he gets lit up by the rest of the league.
Kim managed to throw six innings(94 pitches, 63 strikes) of two-run baseball. Kim allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out one.
Nexen outfielder Corey Aldridge is putting together a really solid season. He's not in the MVP discussion, but there's no denying his numbers. Aldridge went 2-4 with a two-run homer. He's slashing .249/.342/.437 with 38 RBIs in 63 games.
Doosan 13, Hanhwa 3
W - Dustin Nippert (6-4), L - Ahn Seung-min (2-5), S - Noh Kyeong-eun (1)
Doosan HR - Choi Joon-seok (10), Kim Hyeon-su (5), Lee Jong-wook (2), Lee Seong-yeol (5)
Hanhwa HR - None
The Doosan Bears enjoyed a power surge by bashing four homers off of Hanhwa pitching.
Doosan rallied for six runs in the third inning. The inning was a barrage of seeing-eye singles that was capped by a two-run blast by first baseman Choi Joon-seok.
Left fielder Kim Hyeon-su hit another two-run bomb in the fifth. Center fielder Lee Jong-wook clubbed yet another two-run homer in the sixth. Third baseman Lee Seong-yeol dotted the exclamation point by blasting another two-run homer in the ninth inning.
Kim finished the game 2-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Lee Jong-wook went 3-5 with a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs.
Doosan starter Dustin Nippert was able to cruise to an easy W. Nippert threw six innings(114 pitches, 67 strikes) of one-run baseball. Nippert allowed four hits and two walks while striking out two.
Doosan reliever Noh Kyeong-eun threw three innings of relief to earn the save. He was essentially a mop up guy and pitched like it.
LG 8, SK 5
W - Choi Seong-min (2-0), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon (4-5), S - Lee Sang-yeol (2)
LG HR - None
SK HR - None
LG rallied for seven(!) runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-2 lead. They basically clung to their lead and hoped the ball game would end before SK had a chance to come back.
LG center fielder Kim Ju-hyeong started the scoring with a RBI single with the bases loaded. Second baseman Kim Tae-wan added a two-run single. Two runs scored on an error by SK first baseman Lee Ho-joon. DH Park Yong-taek tagged a double for another run and third baseman Jeong Seong-hoon hit a RBI ground out to cap the rally.
SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon was charged with six runs(oddly enough, all earned) on five hits and three walks during his 4 1/3 innings of work. Kim did manage to strike out three.
SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo was one of the few Wyverns to actually have any success at the plate, on the mound or in the field. Jeong went 4-5 with two doubles, one run scored and three RBIs.
KIA 9, Samsung 4
W - Yoon Seok-min (8-2), L - Bae Yeong-su (5-4)
KIA HR - Na Ji-wan (3)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (14)
KIA starter Yoon Seok-min actually threw a bit better than his line suggested. Yoon gave up four runs over 7 2/3 innings(109 pitches, 76 strikes). Yoon gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out five. He had only allowed one run until the eighth inning. He served up a three-run homer to Samsung slugger Choi Hyeong-woo to account for most of the damage inflicted on him.
KIA DH Na Ji-wan blasted a three-run homer off of Samsung starter Bae Yeong-su in the third inning during a four-run KIA rally.
KIA third baseman Lee Beom-ho went 3-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.