Hanwha Eagles pitcher, Song Jin-woo threw his 3000th KBO inning last night. He is the first pitcher in KBO history to reach 3000 innings and he is already the career leader in innings pitched by a wide margin. The 43-year old pitcher is in his 21st KBO season. He broke in with the Eagles in 1989(Then sponsored by Bingrae) and actually started out as a reliever. In 1992, Song finished the season 19-8 with 17 saves in 48 appearances. He tossed 191 1/3 innings that year. In 2002, he set a career mark for innings pitched with 220. He finished with a 18-7 record over 31 starts. For his career, Song boasts a 210-153 record with 103 saves. Last season he recorded his 2000th career strikeout. He's also 1-4 in his career at the plate.
Doosan 11, Hanwha 2
W - Kim Sun-woo(2-0), L - Jeong Min-cheol (0-1)
The big story here was the record set by Song Jin-woo, so no one really seems to care that Hanwha got absolutely pummeled. Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-soo had a huge night for Doosan. He finished 4-4 with 2 doubles, 1 walk, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Doosan's Choi Joon-seok clubbed a solo homer in the 3rd inning. Doosan DH Matt Watson also got in on the action. Watson hit a 2-run bomb in the 5th. Matt finished the night 2-5 with 3 RBI. Doosan starting pitcher Kim Sun-woo turned in his 2nd straight quality start. Kim worked 5 2/3 innings(84 pitches, 52 strikes) of 1 run ball. Kim allowed 5 hits and 2 walks with 4 K's on the night. The only run he allowed came on a Kim Tae-gyun solo homer. The homer was Kim's 2nd of the season.
I WENT TO LAST NIGHTS GAME AND SAT IN THE SPECIAL FANS SECTION. IT WAS NICE TO GO BACK INTO THAT CROWD. IT'S LOUD, NOISY AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I EVEN WON SOME DONUTS LAST NIGHT.
AFTER THE INNING WAS OVER THEY STOPPED AND HAS A SMALL CEREMONY FOR Song Jin-woo AND GAVE HIM SOME FLOWERS FOR HIS 3000 INNING. IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS BACK TO MOP UP DUTY. HE HAS NOT LOOKED 2 THE 2 TIMES I HAVE SEEN HIS PITCHED THIS SEASON.
So far this season 0-1-1 in games I have seen live.