Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/06/19)

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LG 4 - NC 1, Changwon [Box Score]

NC got on the board first with an RBI single from Lee Ho-Jun in the bottom of the 1st to take the early 1-0 lead. They would hold the lead for most of the game, as LG managed just 1 hit in the first 7 innings of the game. The LG bats finally came to life with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th. After back to back singles by Park Yong-Taik and Jeong Ui-Yoon, left fielder Lee Byeong-Kyu came to the plate and hit a 3-run homerun to right field to give LG the lead. The next batter, Jeong Seong-Hoon, hit another homerun to almost the exact same spot. Watching on TV, at first I thought it was just another replay of Lee's homerun. Jeong's homerun put the Twins ahead 4-1, which would be the final score. LG has now won 6 in a row, and is edging ever closer to Samsung and Nexen in the league standings.

Lee and Jeong's back to back homeruns

SK 4 - Samsung 2, Incheon [Box Score]

The game was tied 1-1 after 7 innings. SK first baseman Park Jung-Kwon came to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th to face Rick VandenHurk. Park hit a double to left field to bring all 3 baserunners home, and to put SK up 4-1. The Lions would manage to score 1 in the top of the 9th, but it wasn't enough to catch the Wyverns. Jo-Jo Reyes pitched 8 innings, allowing just 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 batters to earn the win, while VandenHurk took the loss for Samsung.

KIA 8 - Hanwha 2, Daejeon [Box Score]

Lee Bum-Ho was the story for KIA tonight. He went 3 for 4 with back to back homeruns in the 5th and 7th innings. With 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored, Lee was involved in 7 of KIA's 8 runs. Henry Sosa earned the win for KIA, his 8th win of the season, which places him tied for the league lead with teammate Yang Hyeon-Jong. Hanwha starter Dana Eveland takes the loss, making him the first pitcher in the league to rack up 7 losses this season. On one hand, when you play for a team like Hanwha you can't say that the losses are entirely his fault, on the other hand, his ERA of 5.94 is not exactly helping matters. Evenland just slightly edges out LG's Ben Jukich for the title of worst foreign pitcher.

Lotte 13 - Doosan 6, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score]

This was a close game at the beginning, with the score tied 5-5 at the end of the 5th. Lotte came up with a huge inning, scoring 6 runs in the top of the 6th inning to take the lead for good. Son Ah-Seop and Jeon Jun-Woo were the big batters for Lotte, each going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Doosan once again suffered from pitching problems, with starter No Kyeong-Eun lasting just 2 innings giving up 5 runs, and the bullpen giving up a combined total of 8 runs.