LG came out hot, with a 1st inning 3 run homerun by DH Lee Byung-Kyu but just couldn't keep up the momentum and NC went to work, putting up all 10 of their runs by the 5th inning. Josh Bell went 1-2 with a couple of walks and a run scored, and Coffee and Waffles had an uneventful day at the plate going 0-3 with an RBI sac-fly. The Dino's Thad Weber nabbed his 3rd win even though he had a rocky start, throwing 5 innings and giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.
No need to get your vision checked, Hanhwa really did manage to shut down Lotte tonight. Giant's starter Chris Oxspring ended up with the loss even though he had a fairly solid game, striking out 7 and giving up 3 runs over 6 ⅔ innings on 6 hits and 3 walks. Luis Jimenez went 1-4 with a walk for Lotte, and Hanhwa's Felix Pie went 0-3 with a walk, but managed to get an RBI which extends his RBI streak to 7 games. Eagle's start Yu Chang-Sik had a solid start, pitching 5 innings allowing 4 hits and walking 6.
KIA was on fire tonight. Quite literally, actually, because there was a small fire in the stadium tonight. Actually, the score is misleading as KIA only earned 8 of the runs tonight, but the Wyvern's 8 errors, 4 of which made at the position of shortstop, 3 of those from the glove of Kim Seong-Hyeon. Looks like we have some competition for the Henry Skrimshander incompetent shortstop award. SK's Luke Scott is still sitting out, and KIA's Brett Pill went 1-7 (yes, 7) with 2 RBIs, and he reached base on an error so ended up scoring 2 runs. Jo-Jo Reyes started for SK and gave up 6 earned runs over 4 innings on 8 hits and 5 walks to pick up the loss, and KIA's Yang Hyeon-Jong pitched 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk for the win.
Fire at Champion's Field
All three runs of the game came from homeruns, with Nexen's Park Byung-Ho hitting a 2 run blast in the 6th and Doosan's Jorge Cantu going long in the bottom of the 9th. It just so happens that this was the 7th long ball for each of them, keeping them both nipping at Josh Bell's heels in the homerun race. Nexen starter Moon Sung-Hyun got the win giving up 4 hits and 1 walk in 6 innings for the win.