Samsung leads the series, 3-1
W - Jeong In-wook (1-0), L - Kim Kwang-hyeon (0-1)
Samsung HR - Shin Myeong-cheol (1), Choi Hyeong-woo (1)
SK HR - Park Jae-sang (2)
Samsung started the scoring in the top of the first inning. First baseman Park Seok-min hit a RBI double top start the scoring. Park would later score on a single from left fielder Kang Bong-gyu to give Samsung a 2-0 lead.
Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan labored through 3 1/3 innings(76 pitches, 46 strikes), but was only tagged for one run. Yoon allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four. It seemed like the SK Wyverns were determined to get into the Samsung bullpen because every at bat against Yoon felt like an epic 10+ pitch at bat.
SK loaded the bases in the third inning and scored a run on a Yoon Seong-hwan wild pitch. Yoon struck out third baseman Choi Jeong and left fielder Ahn Chi-yong to end the threat.
Samsung pushed their lead to 4-1 on a two-run bomb by second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol in the fourth inning. Samsung made it 5-1 in the top of the seventh on a solo homer from right fielder Choi Hyeon-woo. SK right fielder Ahn Chi-yong didn't move an inch when he saw the ball leave the bat. He was a statue in right as the ball sailed into the stands.
SK cut the lead to 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to a three-run bomb off the bat of left fielder Park Jae-sang. SK put runners on first and third with no outs, but Samsung got out of the jam after some poor baserunning from SK's Choi Jeong and a double play ball from DH Choi Dong-su.
That would be as close as SK would get to the Lions. Samsung added two runs in the eight on HBP with the bases loaded for center fielder Bae Yeong-seop and a RBI ground out from third baseman Cho Dong-chan.
Samsung added one more insurance run in the ninth inning on a RBI single from catcher Jin Kab-yong.
SK starter Kim Kwang-hyeon struggled again. Kim only tossed three innings(65 pitches, 33 strikes) and gave up three runs. Kim gave up four hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out two.
Game five picks up in Seoul's Jamsil Stadium on Monday at 6 PM local time. SK will try to prevent elimination with Brian Gordon on the mound and Samsung will try to wrap up the series with Cha Woo-chan.