It looks like having the weekend off didn't help the Wyvern's break out of their slide. Good news for them, though, is that Luke Scott is back in action and he had a decent day at the plate, going 2-5 with 2 doubles, knocking in 1 run. Pitcher Ross Wolf came in out of the bullpen for SK and didn't have a great go of it, give up 3 hits and a run in just 1 ⅓ innings pitched in addition to commiting an error. Jorge Cantu had a decent game for Doosan, going 2-5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Doosan's Yun Myeong-Jun picked up his 4th win even though he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 ⅓. And finally, the most recent Wyvern's pitcher to get hit with a line drive is Jeon Yoo-Soo, who took a line drive directly into the pitching elbow. He was taken out of the game, but he didn't appear to be seriously hurt.
Jeon Yoo-Soo gets cranked in the not so funny bone
Everett Teaford picked up his second win of the season, with a strong 6 innings pitched, allowing no runs on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Lotte's Chris Oxspring also had a good start, but got pinned with the loss after throwing 7 solid innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. Luis Jimenez went 0-4 with walk for the Eagles, while LG's Josh Bell was 2-3 with a sacrifice fly for 2 RBIs.
NC's Thad Weber had a solid outing today, going 7 innings and giving up 2 runs on just 3 hits and a walk for no decision. Brett Pill went went 1-3 with a walk, with his hit being a 3 run homerun in the top of the 8th. That's his 8th long ball on the year, and coincidentally, NC's Lee Ho-Jun hit his 8th shot in the same game. The Dino's Eric Thames went a respectable 1-3 at the plate today with a walk and a run scored. The game was tied in the bottom of the 9th when KIA's Shim Dong-Seop totally blew it, committing 2 errors, walking 2 before Lee Ho-Jun hit a walk-off single. NC's Son Min-Han picked up the win, pitching just ⅔ of an inning 2 up and 2 down.
Samsung has been dominating every team they face, and Hanhwa is clearly not a match for them. It doesn't help when they make plays that look like a Three Stooges sketch. In the bottom of the 3rd, Eagles catcher Kim Min-Soo committed an error by throwing the ball into the outfield when trying to catch Park Han-Yi stealing second. Park takes the opportunity to advance to third, so center-fielder Jung Hyun-Seok misses that throw and tosses the ball into foul territory. Ugh. Double ugh. Samsung's Yamaico Navarro went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored and Hanhwa's Felix Pie was a late game scratch, complaining of neck pain. The Lion's Yoon Sung-Hwan earned the win, allowing 6 hits and walking 3 for 1 run over 7 innings.