Friday, July 29, 2011

7/28 Roundup and News

Hanhwa/Nexen and Doosan/LG were both washed out last night.

Samsung 7, KIA 3
W - Jeong In-wook (4-1), L - Seo Jae-wong (4-7)
Samsung HR - None
KIA HR - None

This win gives Samsung a sweep, on the road no less, over the KIA Tigers and sole possession of first place in late July.

Samsung put up a big inning, added some insurance late and basically kept the potent KIA offense in check.

Lions starter Jeong In-wook basically threw well enough to win. Jeong tossed 5 2/3 innings(113 pitches, 65 strikes) and only allowed two runs. Jeong gave up six hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out four.

Samsung broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fifth inning with a four-run rally. With one out and the bases empty, third baseman Cho Dong-chan doubled. Cho would score when the very next batter, short stop Kim Sang-su poked a single into center. Kim would score from first on a double from center fielder Lee Yeong-wook to make the score 3-1. Lee scored on a double from right fielder Park Han-yi. Samsung loaded the bases with two outs and Park managed to score on a single to left by second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol. DH Choi Hyeong-woo tried to score from second on the play, but he was out at the plate by almost ten feet. By the time the dust settled and Samsung stopped spraying line drives, the scoreboard read 5-1 in favor of the Lions.

Samsung third baseman Cho Dong-chan went 3-4 with two doubles, a HBP, three runs scored and a steal. Center fielder Lee Yeong-wook went 3-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Lotte 6, SK 4
W - Jang Won-joon (9-3), L - Song Eun-beom (6-3), S - Kim Sa-yul (5)
Lotte HR - Jeon Joon-woo (7)
SK HR - Ahn Chi-yong (3)

31-year old journeyman outfielder Ahn Chi-yong has hit three homers in his last two games. He should also be booking a trip to Macau and buying as many lottery tickets as he can. Luck like this doesn't come around often. Ahn finished the game 2-4 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Lotte was facing a 4-2 deficit in the fifth inning. Lotte put runners on second and third with one out. Lotte center fielder Jeon Joon-woo put a base-hit into left and both runners were able to score to tie the game at four.

Jeon struck again in the seventh inning. Jeon blasted a homer after third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun lead off the inning with a single. Jeon's blast gave Lotte a 6-4 advantage. Jeon finished the game 3-4 with four RBIs and a run scored.

To the surprise of most KBO watchers, the Lotte bullpen didn't blow the lead. Reliever Lim Kyeong-wan threw an uneventful eighth inning and pseudo-closer Kim Sa-yul threw a scoreless ninth.


Simon said...

Jeon Jun-woo is leading the charge in terms of next generation Lotte hitters. And Seo Jae-woong's on his last legs.

Simon said...

And Jang Won-joon has to be considered as one of the best pitchers in the league by this point.