Saturday, October 1, 2011

9/30 Roundup and News

Nexen 3, Hanhwa 0
W - Kim Sang-su (1-4), L - Yang Hoon (6-10), S - Son Seung-rak (17)
Nexen HR - None
Hanhwa HR - None

Nexen starter Moon Seong-hyeon threw 6 1/3 innings(124 pitches, 71 strikes) of scoreless baseball. Moon gave up six hits and five walks while striking out seven. Moon didn't get the W because Nexen didn't score any runs for him...until the bottom of the seventh.

Nexen rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh when DH Oh Jae-il hit a RBI single and second baseman Ji Seok-hoon hit a two-run single to break a scoreless tie.

Lotte 6, Doosan 3
W - Jang Won-joon (15-6), L - Ahn Gyu-yeong (0-2)
Lotte HR - Kang Min-ho (19), Lee In-guh (2)
Doosan HR - Yoon Seok-min (4)

With this win and the SK win, the Lotte Giants are still a full game ahead of the Wyverns for second place in the KBO.

This game started with a memorial for recently deceased Lotte legend Choi Dong-won.

Lotte started the game with a four-run rally. Second baseman Cho Seong-hwan started the rally with a RBI single and catcher Kang Min-ho finished it with a three-run bomb.

Doosan fought back with a three-run homer from Doosan third baseman Yoon Seok-min in the top of the second.

Lotte picked up some insurance in the bottom of the second when right fielder Lee In-guh hit a two-run blast.

Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski was yanked after giving up the three-run bomb and Lotte ace Jang Won-joon was brought in from the bullpen. Jang tossed 7 1/3 innings(102 pitches, 67 strikes) of scoreless baseball. Jang allowed five hits and one walk while striking out six.

SK 2, Samsung 0
W - Lee Seung-ho (6-3), L - Jang Won-sam (7-8), S - Eom Jeong-wook (5)
SK HR - Choi Jeong (20)
Samsung HR - None

The scoreboard might as well read "Choi Jeong 2, Samsung 0" because Choi hit a RBI single in the first inning and blasted a solo homer in the seventh. The homer was Choi's 100th of his career.

Five SK pitchers combined to shutout the Lions. Starter Song Eun-beom did the bulk of the work by throwing three shutout innings(54 pitches, 34 strikes). Song gave up only one hit and one walk while striking out four.

The game was disrupted in the late innings when a group of fans in the bleachers displayed an "Anti-SK" banner. It took umpires and security almost twenty minutes to restore order. The banner's message was blurred out on TV.

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