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July 3rd's Random KBO News

posted Jul 2, 2013, 11:10 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 6:55 PM ]
  • [Update II]  Yonhap wrote a story about the signing.  "According to the KBA on Thursday, the ban on the Orioles' scouts is still in effect. A KBA official said he isn't aware of any Baltimore scout who has attempted to attend KBA-sanctioned games in the past year.  The official acknowledged that it is difficult to check every foreign person's ID at games or ask people with speed guns and notepads if they represent the Orioles, saying such steps "would violate those individuals' basic rights."
    [Update]  The Baltimore Sun has confirmed the Yoon Jung-hyun signing
    According to a report by Donga, the Baltimore Orioles have signed former Dongguk University pitcher, Yoon Jung-hyun.   Yoon is a left-handed pitcher who left the school after the 2012 season due to financial reasons.  Yoon was later introduced to Baltimore Orioles coach/scout/pitcher Choi Eun-chul, who helped sign Yoon.   Yoon was drafted by the Lotte Giants in the 8th round of the 2012 KBO draft, but ended up at Dongguk University instead. According to Donga, he once had 12 strike outs in one game for Dongguk.  Yoon attended Saekwang High School in Korea.  During his senior season at Saekwang in 2011, he went 2-3 with a 4.32 ERA.  (the video below is from 2011 when he was at Saekwang).  MyKBO heard that Yoon signed for $30,000.

    Pitching stats from Yoon's senior year in high school

  • Missed This: Lim Chang-yong started his 2nd game of the season on Monday. He gave up 1 hit in 1 inning of work.  Box Score
  • The 'mercenaries'; Faced with cultural challenges, foreign baseball players make most of KBO  Korea Times
    (MyKBO is quoted in the news story, but will admit I did not double-check the ballot results from the 2012 Golden Glove awards.  Jang Won-sam won by 7 ballots over Brandon Knight.  Although it was not a landslide victory by Jang (as I said in my quote), it felt like it to MyKBO because of how much better Brandon Knight performed on the field in 2012.  So MyKBO was wrong in calling it a landslide win, but still think that Brandon Knight should have won the award easily) 
  • July 3rd's KBO Scores: Hanwha 8:9 LG // KIA 3:4 SK // Samsung 2:9 Lotte // Nexen 3:4 NC

    Game Recaps
    Hanwha/LG:  Eveland lasts 4.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 strike outs, 6 earned runs and got the no-decision.  Song Chang-sik takes the loss for Hanwha.  Shin Jung-rak lasted only 1.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 earned runs but also got the no-decision.  Lee Dong-hyun gets the win and Bong Jung-keun the save.

    KIA/SK: SK wins in a walk-off win over KIA.  Sosa goes 8 innings, giving up 9 hits, 2 walks, 1 balk, 9 strike outs, 3 earned runs, but gets the no-decision.  Lerew takes the loss for KIA.  Yoon Hee-sang goes 7 innings, giving up 9 hits, 4 walks, 4 strike outs, 3 runs, 2 earned runs and also gets the no-decision.  Park Jung-bae gets the win.

    Samsung/Lotte:  Youman goes 8 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 home run, 7 strike outs, 2 earned runs and gets the win.   Rodriguez goes 3.2 inning, giving up 4 hits, 3 walks, 1 strike out, 5 earned runs and takes the loss.  Choi Hyung-woo hits a home run for Samsung and Son Ah-seop for Lotte.

    Nexen/NC:  Lee Jae-hak goes 6.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, 9 strike outs, 2 runs, 1 earned run and gets the win.  Lee Min-ho the save.  Knight goes 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 walks, 8 strike outs, 4 earned runs and takes the loss.