Friday, June 24, 2011

6/23 Roundup and News

Nexen and LG was the only game washed out last night.

KIA 8, SK 2
W - Travis Blackley (6-4), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon (4-6)
KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon 2(9), Kim Ju-hyeong (6)
SK HR - None

SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon was basically left on the mound to suffer. Kim threw eight innings(147 pitches, 92 strikes) and was knocked around for eight runs. Kim gave up 14 hits, two walks and struck out eight. Leaving a young pitcher with Kim's talent out there for 147 pitches is not in his best interest. It's borderline reckless.

The rumor floating through the Korean press is that Kim is likely to be sent down to the "Futures League" to figure out what's going on with him.

KIA left fielder Kim Sang-hyeon blasted three-run bombs in the third and fifth innings to five KIA a 6-2 lead. Kim finished 2-4 with six RBIs and two runs scored.

KIA starter Travis Blackley was a ground ball machine. Big Trav threw 5 1/3 innings(102 pitches, 59 strikes) of two-run ball(one earned). Blackley gave up four hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out six. Travis was able to get nine outs via the ground ball.

Samsung 8, Hanhwa 2
W - Jang Won-sam (3-3), L - Kim Hyeok-min (4-4)
Samsung HR - Cho Yeong-hoon 2(5), Choi Hyeong-woo (15), Mo Sang-ki (3)
Hanhwa HR - None

The Lions basically blasted their way to a win. Samsung first baseman Cho Yeong-hoon blasted two solo homers. Left fielder Choi Hyeong-woo and DH Mo Sang-ki both blasted two-run homers to account for most of the damage inflicted on Hanhwa pitching.

Samsung starter Jang Won-sam did something he hadn't done in almost a month. Jang threw a quality start. Jang threw six innings(92 pitches, 58 strikes) of shutout baseball. Jang gave up three hits and three walks while striking out, you guessed it, three.

Doosan 9, Lotte 5
W - Kim Sun-woo (6-5), L - Jang Won-joon (8-2), S - Jeong Jae-hoon (6)
Doosan HR - Lee Won-seok (3)
Lotte HR - Son Ah-seop (7)

This game was tied at four in the seventh inning, but Lotte starter Jang Won-joon seemed to run out of gas and the Doosan offense capitalized. With runners on first and second with one outs, Lotte called on Goh Won-joon to get them out of the jam.

Doosan slugger Kim Dong-ju hit a RBI single to give Doosan a 5-4 lead. After first baseman Choi Joon-seok struck out, catcher Yang Eui-ji hit a RBI double to push the lead to 6-4. Doosan third baseman Lee Won-seok capped the rally by hitting a three-run homer to make the lead 9-4.

Lotte picked up a run in the bottom of the seventh on a solo homer by outfielder Son Ah-seop, but the Doosan bullpen locked the game down. Doosan reliever Jeong Jae-hoon threw three innings and only gave up the one run. Jeong struck out three and only gave up the one hit.

Son finished 2-3 with a walk, a triple, a homer, two runs scored and three RBIs in a losing cause.

Doosan's Lee Won-seok went 2-4 with a double, a homer, one run scored and four RBIs.

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