Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9/6 Roundup and News

Dan at did a very extensive interview with Nexen's Corey Aldridge. It's well worth a look.

All of the top stories on the Naver Sports baseball page have to do with the passing of Chang Hyo-jo. Including this interview with former teammate and current SK Wyverns manager Lee Man-su.

Hanhwa 6, Samsung 0
W - Park Jeong-jin (6-4), L - Kwon Hyeok (1-3), S - Denny Bautista (6)
Hanhwa HR - Karim Garcia (12), Samsung HR - None

Samsung Lions starter Doug Mathis threw seven shutout innings(118 pitches, 65 strikes), but was stuck with a ND because the normally reliable Samsung bullpen absolutely fell to pieces. Mathis gave up only three hits and five walks while striking out two.

Hanhwa starter Ma Il-yeong managed to somehow throw five shutout innings(79 pitches, 47 strikes). Ma gave up five hits and two walks while striking out two.

Hanhwa slugger Karim Garcia broke a scoreless tie in the eighth when he drilled a double down the right field line with one out and a runner on second.

Hanhwa rallied again in the top of the ninth. DH Choi Jin-haeng blooped a single into left with the bases loaded and two runners managed to scamper across the plate. Karim Garcia then dropped a three-run bomb on Samsung to put the game out of reach.

Doosan 3, LG 1
W - Dustin Nippert (11-6, L - Yoo Won-sang (1-2), S - Fernando Nieve (1)
Doosan HR - None, LG HR - None

Doosan was able to push across enough runs to help Dustin Nippert earn his 11th W. Nippert tossed seven innings(123 pitches, 77 strikes) of one-run ball. Nippert gave up five hits, three walks and two hit batsmen while striking out four.

Doosan first baseman Choi Joon-seok drove in two of the three runs thanks to a RBI single and a RBI sac fly. Doosan lead off hitter/center fielder Lee Jong-wook went 2-3 with a walk and a RBI.
SK 4, Nexen 4 (12)
SK HR - None Nexen HR - Corey Aldridge (17)

Nexen took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third thanks to a two-run blast from left fielder Corey Aldridge.

SK tied the game in the eighth when Park Jin-man slapped a single into right/center with a runner on second. Tied was were the game stayed as the two teams basically dared the other to score a run for four innings.

This game was a snoozefest that saw almost as many pitchers(14) as hits(18).


CanadianDoosanFan said...

As of now Doosan won 5 straight! 4th playoff spot here we come!

Simon said...

1.5 games back of LG, insane! Doosan/LG rivalry is just one of many very interesting things in this league this season. KBO = 짱

Goulip said...

I don't think Doosan can finish 4th, it's too late.