Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2013/08/03)

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]

NC scored 2 in the bottom of the 1st on an RBI single from DH Lee Ho-Jun and a sacrifice fly from right fielder Kwon Hee-Dong, unfortunately these would the the only runs the Dinos would manage to score for the entire game. Hanwha put 1 run on the board in the top of the 2nd, and eventually took the lead in a 3-run 4th inning that included a triple by pinch hitter Lee Dae-Soo. The winning pitcher was Hanwha's Song Chang-Hyun who gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings. The loss went to NC starter Lee Tae-Yang. The win was number 1500 for Hanwha manager Kim Eung-Ryong.

Nexen - KIA, Gwangju - Rained Out

Rain in Gwangju prevented this game from starting. A day off might do some good for a KIA team that is going through a major slump. The Tigers have lost 4 games in a row, and 8 of their last 10.