Tuesday Game Highlights (2013/05/21)

Nexen 15 - Doosan 7, Seoul (Jamsil)

A three-run homerun by Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-Ho would put Nexen ahead 3-0 in the top of the 1st inning, and Nexen held the lead for the remainder of the game. Doosan starter Kim Sang-Hyeon lasted only 2 2/3 innings and the bullpen didn't fair any better than him, as the Doosan pitching stuff gave up a combined total of 17 hits and 10 walks for the game. During the top of the 5th, with Nexen already leading by a score of 12-4, Doosan reliever Yun Myeong-Jun beaned two Nexen batters in a row. The homeplate umpire ejected Yun from the game, but not before both benches cleared (video below). Nexen starting pitcher Andy Van Hekken improved to 5-3 for the season with a lot of help from the offense, as every batter in Nexen's starting lineup scored at least one run. After a rough weekend in Daejeon, Doosan has now lost three of their last four games.

Bench clearing incident in the top of the 5th

Samsung 8 - LG 4, Daegu

LG lead early in the game after scoring three runs in the top of the 3rd, but the lead wouldn't last long as a five-run effort in the bottom of the 4th would put Samsung ahead for good. The leader for Samsung was DH Chae Tae-In who went 2 for 4 with a single and a homerun, finishing the game with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. The win allowed Samsung to remain at the top of the league, a half a game ahead of Nexen. LG is still searching for a way out of their slump, having now lost 8 of their last 10 games.

KIA 8 - Hanwha 2, Gwangju

This game was close early on, with KIA leading 3-2 after four innings, but Hanwha's offense cooled down in the second half of the game allowing KIA to cruise towards the 8-2 win. Hanwha starter Dana Eveland allowed 5 runs in only 4 and 1/3 innings to earn his fourth loss of the season. He is still searching for his first win, after a total of ten starts. Eveland has put up poor numbers, even by Hanwha standards. His ERA of 7.07 is the worst in the league among pitchers in a regular starting rotation, and the Korean media has begun to speculate on his future with the team.

SK 6 - NC 2, Incheon

SK scored quickly, going up 3-0 in the bottom of the 1st. NC wouldn't put any runs on the board until the top of the 7th, but the two-run effort wasn't enough to get past the Wyverns who would score three more in the bottom of the 8th. SK starter Chris Seddon went 6 1/3 innings while allowing only 2 earned runs. Seddon earned his 5th win and 7th quality start of the season.