Lotte has clinched #2 seed in the playoffs. This is the first time in franchise history that Lotte has finished second.
The players in Doosan were asked who they wanted to manage next year. It sounds like they're looking to hire from within.
Former Wyverns manager Kim Seong-geun is retired, healthy and not teaching.
This season was short and intense for Karim Garcia.
Lotte 20, Hanhwa 2
W - Song Seung-joon (13-10), L - Ma Il-yeong (2-5)
Lotte HR - Hwang Jae-gyun (12), Kim Ju-chan 2(6)
Hanhwa HR - None
Lotte hung one on the Hanhwa Eagles and clinched the #2 seed in the playoffs with the SK loss to KIA.
Lotte was up 9-1 in the sixth and THEN rallied for 11 runs to put the game well out of reach. Hanhwa helped the Giants out a lot by committing four fielding errors in a disaster of a baseball game.
Lotte left fielder Kim Ju-chan went 2-5 with two homers, four RBIs and two runs scored. DH Hong Seong-heun went 2-3 with two walks, two doubles, five RBIs and two runs scored. Jeon Joon-woo started in center field and went 5-6 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored.
Lotte starter Song Seung-joon tossed five innings(90 pitches, 54 strikes) of one-run ball. Song gave up four hits and one walk while striking out four.
KIA 4, SK 0
W - Son Yeong-min (9-6), L - Goh Hyo-joon (5-8), S - Kim Jin-woo (2)
KIA HR - None
SK HR - None
KIA "starter" Han Ki-joo and six KIA relievers combined to limit the Wyverns to three hits, five walks and three hit batsmen. Han started, but only threw two innings of scoreless ball.
KIA broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning when third baseman Park Ki-nam hit a two-run single. KIA tacked on some insurance and rode some adequate pitching and solid D to victory.
KIA second baseman Ahn Chi-hong went 2-3 with a walk, a double, one RBI and one run scored.
LG 7, Samsung 2
W - Radhames Liz (11-13), L - Doug Mathis (5-2)
LG HR - None
Samsung HR - None
LG starter Radhames Liz tossed seven innings(118 pitches, 73 strikes) of one-run baseball. Liz gave up four hits and four walks while striking out seven.
Samsung starter Doug Mathis was left out there to get battered for seven innings(117 pitches, 72 strikes). Mathis gave up all seven LG runs on 10 hits and four walks. He did manage to strike out five.
LG left fielder Lee Taek-geun went 2-3 with a walk, a steal, one RBI and two runs scored. Center fielder Lee Dae-hyeong went 2-5 with a triple and two runs scored.