Thursday, May 07, 2009

Samsung 4, Hanwha 2

My record at home games this season. 2-5-1

from true stories of Korean baseball.

W - Choi Won-Je (2-0), L - Yang Hoon (0-2), S - Oh Seung-hwan (8)

Samsung starter Francisco Cruceta was knocked around early, but the Samsung bullpen worked 6 shutout innings to keep the Lions in the game and eventually earn the W. Cruceta surrendered 2 runs during his 3 innings of work, but it took him 70 pitches to record 9 outs. I guess he wanted all those Children's Day fans to get their money's worth. Ahn Yeong-myeong pitched well enough to earn a W, but a lack of run production from the Hanwha offense and a few rotten innings from the Hanwha bullpen doomed him to a ND.

Ahn tossed 6 innings(85 pitches, 52 strikes) of 1-run baseball. He allowed 6 hits and struck out 4. In the 8th inning, Samsung rallied for 3 runs thanks to some shoddy pitching and some worse defense. Samsung right fielder Kang Byeong-gyu hit a ground ball to the left side that was bobbled by two infielders, but no errors were handed out. The next batter, Park Han-yi hit a deep fly ball to center that was completely misplayed by the Hanwha center fielder. When an outfielder turns around twice while tracking a ball, he's probably not coming down with it. Again, Park was given a triple and an RBI instead of an error being awarded. The fly ball tied the game at 2.

The next batter, Choi Hyeong-woo, doubled off the right field wall to give Samsung a 3-2 lead. After a sac bunt got Choi into 3rd, Park Jin-man hit a sac fly to left to give Samsung a 4-2 advantage. Oh Seung-hwan tossed a 1-2-3 9th inning to record his 150th career save.

KBO hits grand slam on holiday

Attendance strong as all four games sell out on the holiday for first time

It was a sold-out affair around the KBO as families flowed into ballparks on Children’s Day, setting a new attendance record and marking the first time that all four games on the holiday were packed to capacity.

The numbers are impressive.

Southern Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium had 30,500 fans in the stands, while Sajik Stadium in Busan boasted 28,500. Attendance at Daejeon Stadium hit 10,500 and 10,400 fans crammed into Mokdong Stadium in western Seoul.

Well It was sold out but it cost me 20,000 Won, but I got to see the game with my friends.

It was a good game with the Eagles taking a 2-0 lead but then on the top of the 8th giving up 3 runs and then falling behind 4-2. Diaz looked awful and the outfielding was not that good either. I could not believe that there were no errors called.

To be honest, it sure looked like more than 10,500 people at the game. This looks likes its going to be a long season.

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