Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2014/04/19)

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

SK came raring out of the gates, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the first to put this game out of reach from the get-go. Luke Scott helped the team with a solid effort at the plate, going 3-4 and scoring 3 runs. Brett Pill (2-4, 1RBI) knocked in a run in the 3rd for KIA, who scored 3 more in the 4th, two of which coming from a two run homerun by An Chi-Hong, his first of the season. But it wasn't meant to be, and SK never relinquished their lead. Wyvern reliever Yoon Kil-Hyeon got his first win of the season, pitching 2 innings allowing no hits and no walks.

LG 7 - Hanhwa 8, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

If you have never watched your team go into the 9th with a 5 run lead and known that it wouldn't be enough, congratulations, you aren't a Hanhwa Eagles fan. Hanhwa was up 7-2 entering the 9th and through some spectacularly inept pitching and a terrible throw by catcher Lee Hui-Keun managed to blow that lead and allow the Twins to tie it up. Fortunately Ko Dong-Jin managed to hit a walk-off single in the 10th so Hanhwa came out victorious, but it was a bad game all around. Team leader Felix 'Pecan' Pie made a couple great grabs and went 3-4 on the day with two doubles, 2 rbis and a run scored, but when trying to stretch one of those doubles into a three-bagger somehow missed tagging second base, forcing him to run back and be easily tagged out. Josh 'Golden' Bell reached base from all five of his plate appearances, being walked twice and going 2-3 but reaching base on an error in his final at-bat. Eagle's reliever Choi Yeong-Hwan got the win with a single inning pitched, retiring all three batters faced.

Felix Pie doesn't tag second base

Lotte 5 - Doosan 6, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan pulled a Hanhwa today, going into the 7th inning with a 5 run lead and then totally blowing it. The Bears Jorge Cantu put the first run on the board with a big triple, but went 1-4 on the day and hit into a double play. For the Giants, Luis Jimenez went 1-3 with an rbi double and a walk to help Lotte tie it up in the top of the 9th. Doosan's Yang Yui-Ji continued his breakout year by hitting the game winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th to end it. Bear's closer Lee Yong-Chan got his first win to accompany his 4 saves by throwing 1 ⅔ innings allowing 2 hits, no walks and no runs scored.

Samsung 1 - NC 6, Masan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

The Dinos are a team to be reckoned with, 16 games into the season and they are showing no real weaknesses. NC's center-fielder Na Sung-Bum started the game off with a solo long ball in the bottom of the 1st, and the Dino's extended their lead when Son Si-Hyun hit a two run blast in the 2nd and the rest of the runs were just icing on the cake. Fan favorite (well, my favorite anyway) Eric Thames went 0-1 before being taken out of the game. No news as to why, so I have to assume he is ok, but we will see. Samsung's Yamaico Navarro went 0-4, but that was par for the team, since only four Lions reached base in the game today. Dino's starter Lee Min-Ho got his first win of the season, pitching 5 ⅓ innings, allowing a single run on 3 hits and 1 HBP, while also striking out 6.