Friday, September 9, 2011

9/8 Roundup and News

Ryu Hyeon-jin's return from injury is dissected.

NC Soft will announce the result of the open tryouts they've held recently.

Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan doesn't think a closer should win MVP.

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks have been scouting Dustin Nippert and Ben Jukich.

LG 4, Doosan 2
W - Lim Chan-gyu (9-3), L - Jeong Jae-hoon (2-6), S - Song Shin-yeong (17)
LG HR - Park Yong-taek (14), Jeong Seong-hoon (9)
Doosan HR - None

Doosan broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning when second baseman Oh Jae-won clubbed an off-the-wall double with a runner on first. The runner was able to sprint all the way to the plate to give the Bears a 2-1 advantage.

The Twins answered right back in the top of the eighth with a three-run bomb from third baseman Jeong Seong-hoon. Closer Song Shin-yeong threw a perfect ninth for the save.

LG starter Ben Jukich tossed 7 2/3 innings(93 pitches, 63 strikes) of two-run baseball. Jukich gave up seven hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out three.

Doosan starter Kim Sang-hyeon went seven innings(83 pitches, 60 strikes) and surrendered one run. Kim was responsible for only three hits and one walk while striking out four.

Hanhwa 4, Nexen 1
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (9-7), L - Shim Su-chang (2-10), S - Denny Bautista (7)
Hanhwa HR - Kang Dong-woo (12)
Nexen HR - None

Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin made only his second start since returning from injury. The K Monster missed almost all of August with an injury. Ryu tossed six innings(72 pitches, 45 strikes) of one-run(unearned) baseball. Ryu allowed only two hits while striking out six.

Hanhwa basically pieced together enough of an offense to get Ryu his ninth win. Right fielder Goh Dong-jin went 2-3 with a double and a run scored.

Hanhwa closer Denny Bautista struck out two during a perfect ninth for the save.

Lotte 2, SK 2 (12)
Lotte HR - Son Ah-seop (13)
SK HR - Kim Kang-min (6)

Lotte right fielder Son Ah-seop hit a two-run bomb in the first inning to give the Giants an early lead.

SK cut the lead in half in the fourth inning when shortstop Park Jin-man doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a RBI groundout from catcher Jeong Sang-ho.

SK tied the game in the fifth on a solo homer from center fielder Kim Kang-min.

The two teams basically watched the other team make lots and lots of outs until the final outs of the 12th inning were recorded.

Lotte starter Goh Won-joon showed a lot of heart by pitching out of a big jam in the first inning. SK loaded the bases with no outs and failed to score. Goh threw two strikeouts and got a grounder to end the inning. Goh tossed seven innings(105 pitches, 67 strikes) of two-run ball. Goh surrendered only four hits and two walks while striking out six.

SK starter Lee Yeong-wook tossed seven innings(104 pitches, 71 strikes) of two-run ball. Lee allowed five hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out five.

Samsung 7, KIA 3
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (11-5), L - Yoon Seok-min (15-5)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (26)
KIA HR - Choi Hee-seop(9)

Both teams started this game with a bang. Samsung slugger Choi Hyeong-woo blasted a two-run bomb in the top of the first, while KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of the inning.

Samsung took the lead right back in the top of the second inning. With runners on the corners and one out, shortstop Kim Sang-su hit a RBI ground out to the right side to tie the game at three. Right fielder Park Han-yi hit a RBI single to give Samsung a 4-3 lead.

Samsung rallied for three more runs in the ninth inning so that KIA would know they were beaten.

Samsung's Choi Hyeong-woo finished 2-4 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored. Shortstop Kim Sang-su went 2-5 with two RBIs.

KIA ace Yoon Seok-min is showing signs of wearing down. He's already logged a career high in innings pitched and it looks like the heavy workload has taken a toll on his arm. Yoon threw seven innings(107 pitches, 74 strikes), but was battered for four runs. Yoon allowed nine hits and three walks while striking out seven.

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