Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lotte 4, SK 1

Lotte center fielder Jeon Joon-woo displays his "Fist of Triumph"as he rounds first base after hitting a two-run homer.

The series is tied, 1-1
W - Song Seung-joon (1-0), L - Brian Gordon (0-1), S - Kim Sa-yul (1)
Lotte HR - Jeon Joon-woo (1), Kang Min-ho (1)
SK HR - None

Lotte tied the five game series at one win apiece thanks to a solid effort from starter Song Seung-joon and a little timely hitting.

Song tossed six plus innings(103 pitches, 63 strikes) of one-run baseball. Song gave up five hits and three walks while striking out six. He also made about a half dozen gratuitous fist pumps before giving way to the bullpen in seventh inning.

Song and SK starter Brian Gordon were locked in a pitcher's duel for the first five innings. Gordon and Song toe-to-toe until Gordon finally got into trouble in the sixth inning.

Lotte right fielder Son Ah-seop started the inning with an infield single and scored on homer from center fielder Jeon Joon-woo. Jeon broke a scoreless tie with his two-run blast. Lotte tacked on a third run in the sixth when DH Hong Seong-heun singled, stole second and scored on a base hit from catcher Kang Min-ho.

SK answered back in the top of the seventh with a RBI single from first baseman Park Jeong-kwon to cut the lead to 3-1.

Lotte responded with a solo homer from Kang in the eighth to ice the game.

Lotte closer Kim Sa-yul struck out one during a perfect ninth inning for the save.

Game three picks up in Incheon on Wednesday evening at 6 PM Incheon time. SK will send Song Eun-beom to the mound against Lotte's Ryan Sadowski.

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