Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/3 Roundup and News

How can LG fall to seventh place? By playing baseball poorly.

Donga Sports wants to see a Kim Kwang-hyeon/Yoon Seok-min match up in the playoffs. Could happen, but Kim could still be rehabbing in the bullpen.

Sports Seoul takes a look at the 5th place Hanhwa Eagles. These guys aren't that bad! They won't contend for a playoff spot, but they're competent.

Nexen's Park Byeong-ho has five hits in eight at bats in October. Good for him.

Doosan 7, LG 4
W - Kim Seung-hee (3-3), L - Ben Jukich (10-8)
Doosan HR - Lim Jae-cheol (2)
LG HR - Lee Dae-hyeong (1)

Doosan starter Kim Seung-hee threw five innings(89 pitches, 53 strikes) of two-run baseball. Kim allowed only three hits, but walked four and struck out four.

LG's Ben Jukich didn't have much in what will likely be his last appearance of the season. Jukich was knocked around for six runs(four earned) in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Most of the damage came during a four-run Doosan rally in the fourth inning. Most of the damage came on a two-run single from shortstop Kim Jae-ho.

These two teams are basically fighting over sixth place. Doosan has a one game lead over LG. Doosan's sudden collapse has been one of the more inexplicable stories of the 2011 season.

SK 4, Samsung 3
W - Brian Gordon (6-4), L - Cha Woo-chan (10-6), S - Eom Jeong-wook (6)
SK HR - Jeong Geun-woo (6), Park Jeong-kw0n (13)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (30), Chae Sang-byeong (3)

SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo lead off the game with a solo homer. The Wyverns picked up a second run in the third inning on a RBI single from third baseman Choi Jeong. SK pushed the lead to 4-0 thanks to a two-run bomb from right fielder Park Jeong-kwon.

Samsung got back in the game with a two-run bomb from slugger Choi Hyeong-woo. This blast made Choi the first batter in the KBO to get to 30 homers this season. Choi owns a .335/.425/.614 slash line this year with 30 homers and 114 RBIs. He's probably this year's MVP.

Samsung added another run in the seventh on a solo homer from backup catcher Chae Sang-byeong.

SK's Kim Kwang-hyeon started the game, but only lasted four innings(48 pitches, 35 strikes) thanks to a pitch count. Kim didn't give up any runs and only allowed one hit. Kim struck out seven before taking a seat.

Brian Gordon was brought in to relieve Kim. Gordon did earn the W, but he gave up all three Samsung runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

2 comments:

Fweedom Fighter said...

When do they put up the playoff schedule and put tickets on sale? Where can one buy them in advance?

Matt said...

You can try to order tickets here...

http://sports.ticketlink.co.kr/common/page_bridge.jsp?seq_no=5161

but they tend to sell out quickly.

The playoff schedule should be up in a day or two once the seeding is determined.