Sunday, July 24, 2011

West All-Stars 5, East All Stars 4 (10)

W - Park Hyeon-joon, L - Oh Seung-hwan
West HR - Cho In-seong
East HR - Choi Hyeong-woo

The box score can be found here. At least 90% of it. They didn't bother to include the tenth inning. Thanks, KBO.

The KBO held it's all-star game on Saturday and, well, I guess I should write about it. This all-star game is especially meaningless because it's only an eight team league and all the teams face each other a lot. There really isn't much that's interesting about seeing Yoon Seok-min pitch against Lee Dae-ho because we already see it several times a year in actual games.

Either way, on with the round up.

The West(KIA, LG, Nexen and Hanhwa)started the scoring in the bottom of the first. KIA center fielder Lee Yong-gyu lead off the game with a double down the left field line and scored when teammate and third baseman Lee Beom-ho poked a single through the right side. Lee would score when the very next batter, LG left fielder Lee Byeong-gyu stung a double off the wall in right center to give the West a 2-0 advantage.

The West picked up another run in the bottom of the second on a solo homer from LG catcher Cho In-seong.

The East(Samsung, SK, Lotte, Doosan) finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning. Lotte catcher Kang Min-ho singled and advanced to third on a single from Samsung third baseman Park Seok-min. Kang would score on a sac fly from SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo.

The Eastern squad tied the game at three in the fifth inning when Samsung right fielder Choi Hyeong-woo hit a two-run bomb to right/center off of Hanhwa's Yang Hoon.

The game remained tied until the top of the tenth. The East put runners on first and third with one out. SK left fielder Park Jeong-kwon hit a grounder to the right side that should have been a double play, but second baseman Ahn Chi-hong appeared to struggle finding the handle and the runner from third was able to score to give the East a 4-3 lead.

Samsung reliever Oh Seung-hwan threw the ninth inning and stayed in for the tenth. He put runners on first and second almost instantly. KIA center fielder Lee Yong-gyu flied out to shallow center for the first out of the inning. Nexen left fielder Yoo Han-joon struck out swinging for the second out. LG third baseman Jeong Seong-ho singled to center to score the runner from second and tie the game at four. The next batter, LG slugger Lee Byeong-gyu, fell behind 0-2 and made a desperation swing on what would have been strike three. The ball was a perfectly placed fly ball down the left field line that managed to find fair territory in between three Eastern fielders. The go-ahead run scored and the Western Stars walked off the Eastern stars.

Lee Byeong-gyu was named the MVP of the whole affair.

Now, can we please get back to regular baseball?

1 comment:

Goulip said...

If I'm not mistaken, every extra-innings in KBO All-Star game is started with runners on 1st and 2nd bases