Nexen/Doosan and Hanhwa/SK were both washed out last night.
KIA 4, Samsung 0
W - Yoon Seok-min (11-2), L - Cha Woo-chan (4-6)
KIA HR - Lee Beom-ho (17)
Samsung HR - None
KIA starter Yoon Seok-min stated a loud and convincing case for the 2011 MVP award. Yoon threw a complete game shutout(128 pitches, 85 strikes) against the team that KIA is in a fight for first place with. Yoon gave up only one hit and one walk while striking out 11. His stuff was simply electric.
KIA broke the scoreless tie in the third inning with a RBI ground out from third baseman Lee Beom-ho. KIA added a RBI double in the fourth inning from right fielder Kim Ju-hyeong and a two-run homer from slugger Lee Beom-ho.
Nothing neither good nor interesting happened for the Samsung Lions in this game. They would have done as well against Yoon by not using bats. At least then they'd have an excuse.
Lotte 10, LG 6
W - Chris Bootcheck (1-0), L - Park Hyeon-joon (10-6)
Lotte HR - None
LG HR - Kim Tae-wan (2)
10-6 makes this game sound close. LG rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth to make this one look respectable in the paper. Lotte reliever Jin Myeong-ho came in for garbage time in the ninth inning of a 10-1 route and crapped all over himself. Jin was batter for all five runs on four hits, one walk and a hit batsman.
Lotte's newest addition, starter Chris Bootcheck, looked solid in his KBO debut. Bootcheck tossed 5 1/3 innings(88 pitches, 55 strikes) and gave up five hits and two walks while striking out two.
This game was actually tied 1-1...until Lotte started scoring runs in bunches in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings.
Lotte infielder Moon Gyu-hyeon lead the Giants' offense by going 2-2 with two doubles, two walks, four RBIs and three runs scored. Third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun went 1-2 with a walk, a double, a HBP and three runs scored.