The regular season swing gets underway today after the opening weekend series'. So far, Lotte, SK, and LG are the 3 undefeated teams at the top of the standings and Samsung, Kia, and Hanhwa were swept in the opening weekend.
Lotte heads to Seoul to face LG, Doosan plays Hanhwa at their Cheongju stadium due to renovations in Daejon, SK plays at Nexen in the Freeway Series, and Gyeongsang takes on Jeolla as Samsung visits Kia to see who will get the season's first win between these two.
Samsung Lions manager Ryu Joong-il declares that drinks are on him if Samsung hits over 100 home runs. He said this while attending functions at a Daegu youth center. He's focusing on offense in his quest to another pennant and championship.
Yang Hoon gets the start tonight for Hanhwa against Doosan instead of Chan-ho Park. The reason is because the 26 year old Yang pitches well against the Bears. He is 2-1, 3.05 lifetime against Doosan and pitched a complete game in his first game against Doosan.
253 pound Choi Joon-suk of the Doosan Bears is able to reach third base from home in 13.2 seconds. In comparison, Oh Ji-hwan takes 10.98 seconds. These are the kinds of things the Korean sports press reports.
LG didn't make the playoffs last year but they swept the defending champions Samsung opening weekend. Naturally, they're declaring that the season will be great because of this and they will continue to win. LG's bullpen was a major factor in the weekend wins. Converted closer Rad. Liz is 2 for 2 in saves.