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Friday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/16)

Aug
17

NC 3 - Samsung 1, Changwon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC scored first on an RBI double by third baseman Mo Chang-Min in the bottom of the 3rd. Samsung managed to tie the score at 1-1 in the top of the 5th on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Kim Sang-Su, but it would be the only run for the Lions tonight as Samsung managed just 2 hits in the final 4 innings. The Dinos took the lead in the bottom of the 6th on first baseman Cho Yeong-Hun's RBI single. NC added one more in the botton of the 8th to give us the final score of 3-1. Rookie pitcher No Sung-Ho got his first win of his KBO career. No went 8 innings allowing just 5 hits and 1 walk. The loss went to Samsung's Rick VandenHurk who gave up 7 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings.

Hanwha 2 - LG 1, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Hanwha put the first run on the board in the top of the 3rd when centerfielder Ko Dong-Jin drove in Song Kwang-Min from third base with a single. The Eagles extended the lead to 2-0 in the top of the 6th with an RBI single from left fielder Lee Yang-Ki. LG scored their only run of the night in the bottom half of the 6th when Jeong Ui-Yoon grounded out to second allowing Kwon Yong-Gwan to score from third. The Twins loaded the bases in the bottom of the 7th, but failed to bring the tying run across the plate. Hanwha's Yu Chang-Sik was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk in 5 innings. The loss went to LG's Radhames Liz who gave up 8 hits and 2 walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Doosan 9 - KIA 7, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan took the lead in the top of the 1st, and while KIA had plenty of scoring they were never able to catch up with the Bears. Catcher Yang Yui-Ji was the top performer for Doosan, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. A total of 12 pitchers saw action between the two teams, but the win went to Doosan starter Yu Heui-Kwan. With LG and Samsung both losing tonight, Doosan moved within 3 games of first place. KIA, on the other hand, has lost 8 of their last 10 games and appears to be in real danger of falling into 8th place behind NC if they can't turn things around.

Lotte 9 - Nexen 3, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

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KIA Tigers sign American pitcher Duane Below

Aug
05

First of all, allow me to apologize for the lateness of this news. The story actually broke last week, but I was a bit too busy do a write-up on it. Anyway...

The KIA Tigers have signed Duane Below to replace Anthony Lerew who was released last month. Below is a 27 year old left-hander who came from the Miami Marlins organization. Below was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2006. After spending several years in the minors, Below made his MLB debut on July 20, 2011 for Detroit. He made the opening day roster for the 2012 season, but eventually found himself back in the minors. He was released in April 2013 and was claimed off waivers by Miami where he was assigned to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs. Below appeared in 13 games for New Orleans this year, ending up with 5 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.55.

Below arrived in Korea on August 2 and his since undergone a medical checkup. According to KIA manager Sun Dong-Yeol, Below is expected to get his first start on Thursday (August 8) against the NC Dinos.

Below has never been to Korea, but according to news articles he has received plenty of information about the country. His sister was a US Army nurse who spent time stationed in Korea. Additionally, Below was a teammate of current NC Dinos pitcher Adam Wilk in the Detroit minor league system. Wilk has reportedly given Below plenty of advice about playing baseball in Korea prior to his arrival.

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Sunday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/04)

Aug
04

LG 9 - Samsung 6, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Samsung put the first 2 runs on the board in the top of the 2nd following an error by LG third baseman Jeong Seong-Hoon and an RBI single by Samsung catcher Jin Kab-Yong. LG answered with 1 run in the bottom of the 2nd and 2 more in the bottom of the 4th on a solo homerun by left fielder Jeong Ui-Yoon and a RBI single by Jeon Seong-Hoon to take the lead with a score of 3-2. Samsung tied it up in the top of the 5th on an RBI single by Choi Hyeong-Woo, but LG took the lead for good when they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th, an inning that included 2 Samsung errors and a wild pitch. Samsung would strike back and bring the score as close as 6-7 in the top of the 8th, but they couldn't get over the hump. LG sealed the win in the bottom of the 8th on a 2-run homrun by catcher Yoon Yo-Sup. LG wins the series 2 games to 1.

Doosan 5 - SK 2, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

This ended up being a very close game, with the score tied at 2-2 heading into the 9th inning. In the top of the 9th, Doosan's Kim Hyun-Soo hit a 2-run homerun to put the bears ahead. Later in the inning, shortstop Son Si-Hyun hit an RBI single to make the score 5-2. SK batters went down 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning, and the game was over. The win went to Doosan reliever Hong Sang-Sam, who only faced 1 batter in the bottom of the 8th. The losing pitcher was SK's Lim Kyung-Wan who put the go-ahead run on base in the top of the 9th. Doosan wins the series 2-1. 

KIA 6 - Nexen 0, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

KIA scored 1 in the top of the 1st on a sacrifice fly by left fielder Na Ji-Wan, which would prove to be the only run that the Tigers needed. KIA went on to score 5 more over the course of the game. Na Ji-Wan finished 1-2 with 2 sac flies and a 2-RBI double, making himself responsible for 4 of KIA's 6 runs. Nexen had very little offense going tonight, finishing with just 3 hits for the entire game. The winning pitcher was KIA's Kim Jin-Woo who pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 9 batters. The loss went to Nexen starter Brandon Knight who gave up 3 runs off of 5 hits in just 2 innings. KIA ended their losing streak, but Nexen wins the series 2 games to 1.

Hanwha - NC, Changwon - Rained Out

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Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/03)

Aug
04

Samsung 3 - LG 0, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A sellout crowd showed up in Jamsil tonight, but the home team didn't give the fans much to cheer for. LG finished with a total of 6 hits, but never more than one in an inning. Samsung got on the board in the top of the 4th on a string of 3 straight singles. The Lions added one more when center fielder Jeong Hyeong-Sik hit a solo homerun in the top of the 9th to give the final score of 3-0. Samsung starter Yoon Sung-Hwan got the win after pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings while Oh Seung-Hwan closed it out for the save. LG's Radhames Liz pitched 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9 batters for the loss. The weekend series between the league's top two teams is now tied at one game a piece with the final match-up tomorrow in Jamsil.

SK 7 - Doosan 5, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

In the top of the 2nd Doosan's Choi Jun-Seok, Hong Seong-Heun, and Oh Jae-Won hit 3 consecutive solo homeruns, but this burst would be the only scoring the Bears would see during the first 8 innings. With the score tied at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the 6th, SK took the lead when third baseman Choi Jeong bounced one off the left field foul pole for a solo homerun. Later in the same inning, catcher Cho In-Sung hit a 3-run homerun to put SK ahead 7-3. Doosan DH Hong Seong-Heun hit a 2-run homerun with 2 outs in the top of the 9th to bring the Bears within 2. It was Hong's second homerun of the game, but it was too little, too late for a Doosan comeback. 

Hanwha 4 - NC 2, Changwon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

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Friday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/02)

Aug
02

LG 4 - Samsung 2, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

This matchup between the 1st and 2nd place teams in the league remained scoreless through 5 1/2 innings. LG finally got on the board in the bottom of the 6th when right fielder Lee Jin-Young hit an RBI single to put the Twins ahead 1-0. Later in the same inning, with 2 outs on the board, captain Lee Byeong-Kyu hit a 2-run homerun to put LG up 3-0. Esmailin Caridad made his KBO debut coming out of the bullpen for Samsung in the 7th inning. Caridad pitched 1 inning, faced 4 batters, and gave up 1 single. Samsung finally had their chance in the top of the 8th. Third baseman Park Seok-Min came to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 outs. Park hit a double to leftfield, scoring 2 runs, but it wasn't enough to catch up. The next batter, pinch hitter Bae Yeong-Seop, grounded out and the inning was over. In the bottom of the 8th LG added an insurance run on an RBI single by Jeong Ui-Yoon. Samsung went down 1-2-3 in the 9th and the game was over.

NC 4 - Hanwha 0, Changwon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC center fielder Na Sung-Bum hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 1st to put the Dinos ahead 1-0. It would eventually prove to be the only run the team needed, but the Dinos added 3 more in the bottom of the 3rd to make the score 4-0. NC starting pitcher Charlie Shirek pitched 8 scoreless innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 9 batters. Shirek earned his 7th win of the season. Yu Chang-Sik pitched 4 innings and took the loss for Hanwha. Yu's record now stands at 1-7 for the season. The NC Dinos have now won 4 games in a row, and 6 of their last 7.

Interview with NC pitcher Charlie Shirek (English)

Doosan 6 - SK 4, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Newcomer Derek Hankins got his second KBO start tonight for Doosan. Hankins pitched 5 innings and gave up 8 hits, 5 walks, and 3 runs. Chris Seddon started for SK, pitched 6 2/3 innings and gave up 7 hits, 3 walks, and 4 runs. The score was 4-3 heading into the bottom of the 9th. SK first baseman Park Jung-Kwon lead off the inning with a solo homerun to tie the score at 4-4. The score remained tied until the top of the 11th when Doosan's Kim Hyun-Soo drove in Min Byeong-Heon with a double to put the Bears ahead. Son Si-Hyun was up next and added another run with an RBI single to make the score 6-4. SK came up empty in the bottom of the 11th. SK has now lost 4 home games in a row.

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KT Wiz hire Cho Beom-Hyeon as first manager

Aug
02

OSEN, along with several other news sources, is reporting that the expansion team KT Wiz has selected Cho Beom-Hyeon to be the team's first manager. The Wiz will join the futures league (minor league) in 2014 and will move up to the KBO's top division for the 2015 season.

Cho signed a 3 year deal with the team worth 1.5 billion won. Cho is 53 years old and a former KBO player. Cho was a catcher who played 11 seasons with the OB Bears and the Samsung Lions between 1982 and 1992. After retiring, Cho went on to coach for several years before accepting his first managing position with the SK Wyverns in 2003. Cho managed SK for 4 seasons, before becoming the manager of the KIA Tigers in 2008. Cho stayed with KIA for 4 seasons, including their championship year in 2009. He also managed the Korean National Baseball Team to a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games.

In the past few months there has been media reports that KT was looking for an "outside the box" candidate, possibly a foreigner or someone with experience abroad, but Cho, a former KBO player and manager, is very much a safe and traditional choice.

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Which KBO rule change would you most like to see?

Aug
02

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Thursday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/01)

Aug
01

Nexen 5 - Hanwha 2, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-Ho put the Heroes ahead 1-0 with an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd. The rest of Nexen's runs came with one swing of the bat when third baseman Kim Min-Seong hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 4th to put his team ahead 5-0. Kim has now hit a homerun in each of his last 4 games. Hanwha scored a couple of late runs, but couldn't dig themselves out of the hole. Andy Van Hekken got the win for Nexen after allowing 6 hits and striking out 11 batters in 7 innings. Hanwha rookie Jo Jee-Hoon picked up his second loss in just his second KBO start. Nexen wins the series 2 games to 1.

Highlights and Interview with Nexen pitcher Andy Van Hekken (English)

NC 5 - SK 4, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC's Na Sung-Bum hit a solo homerun in the top of the 1st to put the Dinos ahead 1-0, but SK answered right back. Jeong Keun-Woo lead off the bottom of the 1st with a homerun, and teammate Park Jung-Kwon hit a solo homerun of his own to put the Wyverns ahead 2-1 after 1 inning. The lead would not last long, as NC scored 4 in the top of the 2nd to take the 5-2 lead. SK third baseman Choi Jeong hit a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the 3rd to put the Wyverns within 1 run with a score of 5-4, but the score would hold as neither team was able to put any runs on the board during the final 6 innings. Relief pitcher Lee Seong-Min got the win for the Dinos as the team successfully completed the sweep of SK. 

Samsung 12 - KIA 2, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Another day, another blowout in Gwangju. Samsung left fielder Choi Hyeong-Woo went 3 for 6 with 3 doubles, and there were plenty of other hits to go around as the team finished the game with a total of 17. Rick VandenHurk pitched 8 innings for Samsung, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs for the win. The loss went to KIA's Lim Joon-Seop who gave up 9 runs off of 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Red hot Samsung sweeps the series against ice cold KIA. Since the All-Star break Samsung is 8-1 while KIA is 2-7.

Doosan 8 - Lotte 3, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

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Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/31)

Jul
31

NC 3 - SK 0, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC starting pitcher Lee Jae-Hak pitched the full 9 innings. It was the first complete game shutout of his career, and also the first by an NC Dinos pitcher since the team joined the league this year. Lee allowed just 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 12 batters. On the offensive side, NC leadoff batter Kim Jong-Ho went 2 for 4, including a triple to lead off the top of the 1st. Shortstop No Jin-Hyuk also added a solo homerun in the top of the 6th. The losing pitcher was SK's Baek In-Sik who gave up 5 hits in 5 innings. NC leads the series 2-0 against SK and will be looking for the sweep tomorrow.

Samsung 16 - KIA 4, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Believe it or not, KIA actually lead for about half of the game. The Tigers were up 4-2 heading into the 6th inning, when Samsung exploded for 10 runs. 10 is the most runs scored in a single inning this season, and just 3 runs shy of the all-time single inning record set at 13 by the LG Twins on April 23, 1992 against the OB Bears. The Lions went on to rub salt in the wound by scoring 4 more in the top of the 9th. Samsung's Bae Young-Soo gets the win after allowing 8 hits and 4 runs in 7 innings. The loss goes to KIA's Yoon Suk-Min who gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. Yoon was pulled in a 6th inning that required a total of 4 KIA pitchers to end Samsung's rally. The Lions now lead the series 2-0.

The scoreboard in Gwangju had a bit of difficulty with Samsung's huge 6th inning

Nexen 5 - Hanwha 2, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Nexen scored first in the bottom of the 1st on an RBI single from first baseman Park Byung-Ho to take the 1-0 lead, but Hanwha would even things up with a solo homerun from shortstop Song Kwang-Min to make the score 1-1 in the top of the 2nd. Park Byung-Ho got 2 more RBIs in the form of a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the 3rd which would give Nexen the lead for good. Nexen third baseman Kim Min-Seong added a solo homerun in the bottom of the 6th. Kim has hit a homerun in each of his past 3 games. Nexen starter Moon Sung-Hyun got the win after giving up 7 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings. The loss went to Hanwha's Kim Hyuk-Min. The series is tied at 1-1 with the final game tomorrow in Mokdong.

Doosan 9 - Lotte 4, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

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Tuesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/30)

Jul
31

Hanwha 10 - Nexen 3, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

The Hanwha Eagles took the weekend off, and the rest seems to have done the team well. Hanwha wasted no time, scoring 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning. The Eagles finished the game with 10 runs, which is their second highest run total this season. DH Kim Tae-Wan went 3 for 4 with 3 doubles and first baseman Kim Tae-Kyun went 2 for 4 with a double, a homerun, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored, leading the way for Hanwha. Dana Eveland got the win after allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in 7 1/3 innings. The loss went to Nexen's Kang Yoon-Koo who pitched 6 innings allowing 9 runs off of 11 hits. The only bright spot for Nexen was rookie DH Ahn Tae-Yeong who went 2 for 3 with 2 singles and a hit by pitch. After 3 KBO games Ahn's batting average stands at .800.

NC 4 - SK 2, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Each team scored a run in the first inning to put the score at an even 1-1 early on. NC took the lead in the top of the 5th on a solo homerun by third baseman Mo Chang-Min. The Dinos added 2 more runs in the top of the 6th on back to back solo homeruns from Lee Ho-Jun and Kwon Hee-Dong to bring the score to 4-1. An RBI single by SK left fielder Cho Dong-Hwa in the bottom of the 7th would make the score 4-2, but it would be the last run of the game. NC's Eric Hacker was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 runs off of 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Loss went to SK's Jo-Jo Reyes, his 10th loss of the season and 4th loss out of his last 5 starts. Reyes becomes the first pitcher this year to reach 10 losses.

Lotte 6 - Doosan 2, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan put the first run on the board in the top of the 1st in the form of an RBI single from right fielder Min Byeong-Heon, but the lead would not last long as Lotte tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the 2nd on a solo homerun by Yong Deok-Han. The Giants would go on to score 5 more runs in the bottom of the 5th, an inning that included 2 doubles, 3 singles, an error, and a sacrifice fly to put Lotte ahead 6-1. Doosan would manage to score one more in the top of the 7th on an RBI single by catcher Yang Yui-Ji, but it wasn't enough to get a comeback started. Chris Oxsrping got the win for Lotte, allowing just 3 hits in 6 innings of work. The Loss went to Doosan's No Kyeong-Eun who allowed 3 earned runs off of 10 hits in 6 innings.

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