Straily Earns Milestone 200 Strikeouts In Shutout Win Against Wyverns

The Lotte Giants evaded a shutout loss on Friday, defeating the SK Wyverns in a shutout 3-0 game. The game concluded a three-game series hosted by the Wyverns as the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The victory for the Giants came along with a monumental moment for starting pitcher Dan Straily. Recording nine strikeouts in his six-inning performance, Straily reached the 200 strikeout milestone for the season, a figure only nine other pitchers have attained in league history.

Leaving the Wyverns scoreless for the majority of the game, Straily was given another win, making his 2020 record 15-4. His last loss dates back to mid-August.

The appearance on Friday was likely his last in the season.

Innings pitched by Choi Jun-yong, Koo Seung-min and a performance which earned Kim Won-joong the save for the game left the Wyverns with no runs in the end.

Giants Score Three For Victory

The first two runs for the Giants were scored in the first two innings of play against starting pitcher Lee Geon-wook, who was given the loss for the game.

In the first inning, a hit from Lee Dae-ho drove home Jung Hoon. A hit from Son Ah-seop took in Dixon Machado an inning later.

The final run of the game for the Giants was scored in the ninth inning, as Jeon Jun-woo hit a solo home run against reliever Seo Jin-yong.

Giants To Play Two Weekend Games Against Separate Teams

The Giants will play a one-off against the Doosan Bears on Saturday. After that, the team will finish the week of play with a game against the KT Wiz.

The first pitch for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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Winning their second-straight game against the Kia Tigers, the LG Twins took an 8-4 victory on Friday.

After getting a five-run lead in the third inning, the Hanhwa Eagles added on to their lead to win 11-6 against the NC Dinos.

The Kiwoom Heroes won their Friday game 6-2 against the Doosan Bears.

Wyverns Score Three Runs To Earn Walk-Off Victory Over Giants

The SK Wyverns won their second game of a three-game series against the Lotte Giants on Thursday after a walk-off 9-8 win in the ninth inning. The win continued a three-game series hosted by the Wyverns at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The game-deciding hit came from Lee Jae-won in the ninth inning, who drove home two runs with a hit into center field. The team crept up to the lead earlier in the inning, as a hit from Choi Jeong scored a run as well.

The runs came against Giants closer Kim Won-joong, who was handed a loss for the performance in the ninth inning.

Giants and Wyverns Take Lead Numerous Times Through Earlier Innings

The Giants had a one-run lead early in the game, as a hit in the second inning from Han Dong-hee scored a runner for the team.

The Wyverns took the lead for the first time in the fourth inning, as a two-run home run from Jamie Romak put the team ahead. Adding onto their lead, hits from Oh Tae-gon and Choi Jeong, as well as a ground ball from Ko Jong-wook, scored runs each, making the game 5-1.

An explosive sixth inning from the Giants saw them tie up the game. Against reliever Kim Jung bin, solo home runs from Lee Dae-ho, Lee Byung-kyu and An Chi-hong scored runs. Park Min-ho was able to finish the inning for the team, but not after giving up a home run to Han Dong-hee.

Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon was pulled in the sixth inning after giving up a walk to Chae Tae-in. The next play scored Chae, putting another run against Lee.

Giants Take Lead Prior To Ninth-Inning Loss

The Giants walked into the final inning with a three-run lead after scoring in the seventh and eighth.

Son Ah-seop kicked off the seventh inning with a solo home run. Later in the inning a fielder’s choice play hit by Lee Byung-kyu scored a run.

Jung Hoon scored the last run for the Giants in the eighth inning, hitting a solo home run.

Wyverns Chase Sweep

The Wyverns will look for a sweep in the series on Friday, playing the Giants at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A high-scoring win for the KT Wiz saw them have two-innings where they scored eight runs in each. The team defeated the Doosan Bears 17-5 to clinch their first playoff berth in franchise history.

Another high-scoring matchup saw the Kia Tigers defeat the Hanhwa Eagles 10-4.

Wyverns Score Nine Runs Against Noh To Defeat Giants

The SK Wyverns took the first of a three game series against the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, defeating the team with an 11-3 score. The ballgame was hosted by the Wyverns at their home park, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Noh Allows Nine Runs

The game saw the team put down a large number of runs early, scoring a total of nine runs against starter Noh Kyung-eun.

The Wyverns took the lead after a first inning which saw both teams score. After a hit from Lee Dae-ho scored a run for the Giants, a three-run home run from Choi Jeong put the home team up 3-1.

The Wyverns extended their lead in the next inning, as a ground ball from Park Sung-han and a hit from Ko Jong-wook scored a run each.

Son Ah-seop contributed the second run for the Giants in the fifth inning, hitting a solo home run.

The scoring contunued for the Wyverns in the fifth. After a double from Lee Jae-won allowed two runners to get home, another two scored off of a hit from Kim Sung-hyun.

Giants starting pitcher Noh Kyung-eun was pulled after allowing the first two runs in the fifth inning. Being given the loss after nine runs were recorded against him, Noh’s 2020 record is now 5-10.

Late Runs From Both Teams

The final scoring plays from the Wyverns came an inning later, as Jamie Romak and Lee both attained hits to score runners, moving the score to 11-2.

Son scored another run for the Giants in the seventh inning, driving home Shin Bon-gi with a hit.

Wyverns starter Park Jong-hoon was pulled shortly before the scoring play. The win for Park moved his 2020 record to 12-11.

Second Game To Be Played on Thursday

The second of a three-game series will be hosted by the Wyverns on Thursday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz won their game on Wednesday in walk-off fashion, as a sacrifice fly from Yoo Han-joon in the 10th inning allowed Sim Woo-jun to score and give the team a 2-1 win over the Samsung Lions.

A game between the NC Dinos and Kia Tigers hosted in Gwangju, South Korea, was rained out.

Home Runs Earn Wyverns Win Over Giants In Low-Scoring Game

Home runs for the SK Wyverns gave them a 3-1 win over the Lotte Giants on Sunday, giving the team the two-game sweep at home.

The Wyverns finished their week of play on a four-game winning streak, with their weekend series against the Giants happening at their home ballpark, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Runs In Fourth, Fifth Decide Game

While the Giants lost the game, they were the first to score. They got up by one run in the fourth inning after a sacrifice fly ball from Dixon Machado drove Jeon Jun-woo home.

The Wyverns took the lead later in the inning, as Choi Jeong hit a two-run home run, taking home runner Oh Tae-gon.

A solo home run from Choi Hang in the fifth inning gave the Wyvverns the 3-1 lead they were able to hold on to.

Giving up the three runs in the game, Giants starter Park Se-woong was given the loss for the game. His seven-inning stint, a number of innings he only lasted one other time this season, saw him allow four hits and one walk. His 2020 record is now 7-7.

The win went to Ricardo Pinto, who played six innings for the Wyverns. The win was his first since early July, with his 11 appearances since then resulting in eight losses.

The save went to Kim Se-hyun, who played in the ninth inning for the Wyverns. The save was his first of the year.

Giants Prepare For Seven-Game Week

The Giants will resume play on Tuesday, heading to the Gocheok Sky Dome for a two-game series against the Kiwoom Heroes. They will then play a two-game series on Thursday and Friday against the LG Twins.

Finishing off the week, the Giants will head back to Busan for a three-game series against the NC Dinos, with two of the games being part of a doubleheader on Sunday.

The first pitch for Tuesday’s games is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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In a shutout victory, the Samsung Lions defeated the LG Twins 11-0.

Sweeping their two-game series against the top-ranked NC Dinos, the Kia Tigers won 4-3 on Sunday.

Runs from Jo Yong-ho, Hwang Jae-gyun and a walk-off hit from Mel Rojas Jr. gave the KT Wiz a win in the ninth inning over the Hanhwa Eagles with a final score of 5-4. The Eagles have lost their last four games.

After 12 innings and five-and-a-half hours of play, the Doosan Bears and Kiwoom Heroes settled with a 6-6 draw.

Choi Ji-hoon Takes Spotlight In Wyverns Win Over Giants

The SK Wyverns won a low-scoring game on Saturday, defeating the Lotte Giants 2-1. The victory, their third-in-a-row, came at their home park, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The biggest name in the game was Wyverns player Choi Ji-hoon, the right fielder who was involved in numerous key plays in the game. Scoring a run and being driven home in the other scoring play for the team, Choi also showed his defensive ability by robbing a run for the final out of the game.

Wyverns Score Two Runs

The first run for the Wyverns came early, as a wild pitch allowed Choi to score from third base.

Fast-forwarding to the seventh inning, Choi was able to drive home a runner off of a hit to give the Wyverns their second run. While it was reliever Kim Dae-woo at the mound, the run was scored against starter Adrian Sampson, who had given up a hit to runner Ko Jong-wook earlier in the inning.

Long, Enduring Stint For Sampson Ends In Loss

Sampson’s near-seven-inning performance gave him the loss for the game. Throwing 111 pitches, the most he has thrown in a 2020 appearance, he allowed four hits and three walks while picking up two strikeouts. His 2020 record is now 5-9.

Wyverns starter Lee Geon-wook had a low-stress night on the mound, pitching six innings without giving up a run. The win evened his 2020 record at 6-6.

Late Push From Giants Stopped

The sole run for the Giants was earned in the eighth inning, as a sacrifice fly ball from Jeon Jun-woo took a runner home. The run was scored against Lee Tae-yang, who was able to finish the inning.

The game ended in a dramatic fashion that nearly saw the Giants take the lead. The third out of the inning was a near three-run home run from Kim Joon-tae, although Wyverns right fielder Choi was able to snag it on the warning track. If not caught, the ball was to have likely been a home run.

Afternoon Baseball Scheduled For Sunday

The Wyverns are set to finish their week on Sunday with an afternoon game against the Giants. The first pitch for Sunday’s games is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The Samsung Lions picked up a 5-1 win on Saturday over the LG Twins. Earning the win for the game, Lions starter Ben Lively allowed only one run in his eight-inning performance.

Hits from Kim Hye-sung and Kim Woong-bin in the first inning allowed the Kiwoom Heroes to defeat the Doosan Bears 2-0 on Saturday.

After getting the lead in the fifth inning, the KT Wiz held onto their lead to beat the Hanwha Eagles 5-2.

The Kia Tigers picked up a landslide win, defeating the top-ranked NC Dinos 11-3.

Wyverns Give Up Game Versus Giants With Troublesome Fourth Inning

After a day off due to rain, the Lotte Giants picked up an 8-2 win over the SK Wyverns lead by another strong start from Dan Straily. The performance gave the Giants their second win over the Wyverns this week, with a hard fourth inning putting the game out of reach for the Wyverns. The win came at the home field of the Wyverns, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Straily Earns Sixth Win

Giants starter Dan Straily got his sixth win of the season on Thursday, allowing two runs in his seven-inning performance. Earning four strikeouts, Straily moved his 2020 count to 111, the highest in the KBO currently. His outing saw him allow two runs in the early innings, however he settled into a groove and pitched four scoreless innings after.

Wyverns Score Two

The Wyverns were the first to strike in the game, scoring two runs before the Giants took over. The first run came early, as Choi Jeong batted in his 18th home run of the season. Choi scored again in the third, driving home Kim Jae-hyun to give the Wyverns a preliminary 2-0 lead. Choi leads the club in RBIs and home runs, with a close second place being Jamie Romak.

Giants Cause Trouble In Fourth and Fifth

The Giants started causing trouble in the fourth, scoring six runs. Starting pitcher Kim Joo-han was pulled early in the inning, being replaced by Kim Jung-bin after facing three batters, hitting one with a pitch and walking another.

Due to loading up the bases before being taken out of the game, the first three runs of the inning were scored against Kim Joo-han. Those three runs came off of three different plays, as walks forced three runs home.

Three runs were marked against Kim Jung-bin, although it was Kim Se-hyun who was at the mound for all three. Continuing the rally, hits from Jung Hoon and Son Ah-seop took the game to a 6-0 score. Kim finished the inning for the Wyverns.

After scoring RBIs in the inning before, Han Dong-hee and Dixon Machado came back for seconds in the fifth inning. Both scoring their own solo home runs against Jo Young-woo, the team moved to a 8-2 lead.

Giants Head To Seoul

Winning both their games in Incheon, the Giants will now head to Seoul for a three-game series versus the Doosan Bears. The Wyverns will stay at home, hosting a weekend series versus the Samsung Lions.

Friday’s games are set to kick off at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT). The rainy season in South Korea continues, with both the Wyverns and Giants’ upcoming games having an early forecast that predicts rain.

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The Kiwoom Heroes took the lead in a tied 2-2 game against the KT Wiz in the fifth inning, as a ground ball from Kim Ha-seong scored Park Joon-tae to make the game 3-2.

After three scoreless innings, the Kia Tigers started to pick up their scoring, finishing the game with a 13-1 score over the LG Twins.

Getting ahead early over starter Ben Lively, the Doosan Bears scored four runs to take the lead against the Samsung Lions. The 2019 KBO Champions finished the game with a 5-2 score.

After being down by one run for a few innings, the NC Dinos scored three runs in the eighth to get a lead over the Hanhwa Eagles. Dinos, the top-ranked KBO team won the game with a final score of 4-1.

Giants Start Week With Shutout Win Versus Wyverns

The Lotte Giants started their week with a shutout 8-0 win over the SK Wyverns on Tuesday. The win kicked off a series at the home ballpark for the Wyverns, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The game saw the Giants get ahead in the first half with numerous high-scoring innings. The second half of the game saw neither team score.

Giants Get Ahead

The Giants got ahead early, scoring three runs in the first inning. First came a hit from Son Ah-seop, driving home a run. After that, a two-run home run was shot into the outfield by Jeon Jun-woo to make the game 3-0.

A series of hits in the second inning was capped off by a hit from Lee Dae-ho, which drove home two runners.

Jeon scored his third RBI of the game in the third inning, driving home a hit to extend the lead.

The final inning of scoring from the Giants was in the fourth, with hits from Min Byung-hun and Jung Hoon both scoring runners, taking the game to a 8-0 final score.

Starters Given Decisions

After the eighth run came in for the Giants, Wyverns starter Ricardo Pinto was taken out of play. Being given the loss for the game, Pinto’s record moved to 4-7. He evened his record against the Giants this season, which is currently 1-1 through three appearances.

A six-inning performance from Giants starter Seo Jun-won gave him the win. Allowing six hits, Seo did not have any runs earned against him through his performance. His 2020 record moved to 5-4, with two of the wins coming against the Wyverns. The game was also Seo’s fourth shutout game of the year.

Giants relievers had a successful night, leaving the Wyverns hitless in the final third of the game.

Giants To Play Two More Games Versus Wyverns

The Giants are set to play two more games this week at the home ballpark of the Wyverns. Wednesday’s game has a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT), although, like many games on Wednesday, early forecasts predict rain could intervene.

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KT Wiz star pitcher Odrisaimer Despaigne helped lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Kiwoom Heroes on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs.

A quick lead from the Samsung Lions gave them the win, as the team scored four runs in the first inning against the Doosan Bears, including a three-run home run from Kang Min-ho. The team finished with a 6-3 win.

A high-scoring victory went to the LG Twins, who defeated the Kia Tigers 15-5.

A game between the NC Dinos and the hosting Hanhwa Eagles was rained out.


Wednesday Game Between Giants and Wyverns Rained Out

The second game between the Lotte Giants and SK Wyverns this week was rained out on Wednesday. The game, which was set to happen at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, was one of the four games that did not happen on Wednesday.

The game was set to follow a 8-7 win for the Wyverns on Tuesday. The teams are set to play their final game of the series on Thursday, although that game has the potential to rain out as well.

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The only game that was played on Thursday saw the Kia Tigers win 2-1 over the Hanhwa Eagles. The second inning was what gave the Tigers the win, as Park Chan-ho scored two runs off of a hit.

Romak Scores Walk-Off Win For Wyverns In 10th Inning Over Giants

After numerous swings in momentum, a home game for the SK Wyverns on Saturday tipped in their favour over the Lotte Giants, winning with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. The win was the first of a three-game series hosted by the Wyverns at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Bringing home Choi Jeong and making the final score 8-7, Jamie Romak hit a two-run home run to take the lead from the Giants and win the game. Hitting his 13th of the season, Romak is tied for eighth in the KBO for most home runs.

The home run was a culmination of a back-and-forth game that saw both teams secure the lead at one point. The Giants took the lead early, with the Wyverns answering back in the fourth and fifth innings.

Giants Get Three Run Lead

The Giants scored runs early in the game that put them ahead. In the first inning, a hit from Lee Dae-ho put the team on the board. In the third inning, An Chi-hong drove home two more runs off of a hit.

Sampson Exits Early Due To Injury, Kicking Off Runs For Wyverns

Giants starter Adrian Sampson saw an abrupt exit from the game in the fourth inning due to injury. The pitcher experienced pain in his planted left leg while throwing a pitch to Han Dong-min.

With Noh Kyung-eun stepping in to replace Sampson, Han hit a two-run home run. An inning later, a sacrifice fly from Choi Jeong allowed another run against Noh.

Noh was replaced by Kim Yoo-young, with a hit from Chae Tae-in after that taking home two more runs. By the end of the fifth inning, the Wyverns were up 5-3.

Machado Helps Giants Come Back

The Giants mounted a comeback late in the game with Dixon Machado playing an integral part. Being involved in two scoring plays, Machado helped give the team the lead again while also getting his first home run in a long time.

First was a solo home run from Machado in the sixth inning. His fifth home run of the season, the game saw Machado break back into the statistic after last hitting a home run in mid-May. Wyverns starter Ricardo Pinto was taken out of the game after the sixth inning.

The seventh inning started with Kim Jung-bin on the mound for the Wyverns. After facing four batters, two of which were an out each, Kim was taken out of the inning. Park Min-ho took his place, and while finishing the inning, Park also gave up three runs.

After a hit from Jung Hoon scored a run, Machado got a hit into the shallow outfield to score to more runs, moving the game to a 7-5 lead favouring the Giants.

Wyverns Secure Win

In the end, a push in the late innings gave the Wyverns the win. Bringing the lead to within a run, a home run was hit by Lee Hyun-seok in the eighth inning against Koo Seung-min tied up the game.

The game-ending two-run home run hit in the ninth came against Kim Won-joong, giving the closer his first loss of the season through 24 appearances.

Giants To Play Two More In Incheon

While the Giants played against the Wyverns five times before in 2020, this series is the first where they play at the Wyverns home field in Incheon, South Korea. They will play two more games in the series, with Wednesday’s game starting at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A sixth-inning rally from the NC Dinos scored them six runs, giving them the ability to cruise to a 6-1 win over the Kiwoom Heroes on Tuesday.

Consistent scoring throughout a game gave the Kia Tigers a blowout 10-2 win against the Hanhwa Eagles.

Needing extra innings to find a winner, a hit from Kang Jin-sung in the 10th inning earned the NC Dinos the deciding run to win 6-5 over the Samsung Lions.

Mel Rojas Jr. did what he does best on Tuesday, and that’s hitting home runs. His 24th of the season was a crucial one, as the walk-off home run gave the KT Wiz  a 10-9 win against the LG Twins.