Minah Kim: Korean Baseball`s Girl Next Door
2 years 23 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Growing up as a kid near the Windsor-Detroit border, I was afforded the luxury of growing up with one of baseball’s best broadcasters of the game ever – Ernie Harwell. Harwell was considered so...

Lotte Takes Two of Three From SK
2 years 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea - Traditionally slow starters, the Lotte Giants are off to a quick start this season, thanks to an improved pitching staff and timely hitting.

The Giants took two out of three games during their homestand this week against SK, and are currently 6-3-1 on the season.

On Tuesday, Hong Seung-hoon hit a two run homer, and drove in a third in the sixth as Lotte beat SK 3-2, behind Shane Youman's (2-0) 7 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck...

Lotte Splits Three Game Series With Doosan
2 years 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -  The Lotte Giants split a three game series with the Doosan Bears this weekend, by losing the opener, tying the second game and winning the rubber match.

On Friday, Lotte’s batters only managed to muster four hits, as they lost 6-1. Hong Seung-hoon gave Lotte an early lead with his first homerun of the season, but Song Seung-joon (1-1) was tagged for four runs in 6 ⅔ innings.

Lotte blew a chance to win Saturday, as closer Kim Sa-yeol gave up a...

Lotte Splits Series With LG
2 years 1 week ago

SEOUL, South Korea - The Lotte Giants split a pair of games this week with the LG Twins in Jamsil Stadium.

After a Tuesday rainout, Lotte’s bats came out swinging pounding out 18 hits in an 8-3 victory. Shane Youman (1-0) looked impressive in his first start, pitching seven innings and striking out five, while allowing six hits and three runs.

Cho Sung-hwan led the attack going 4-5, while Hong Seung-hoon, Hwang Jae-kyun and Moon Kyu-heun each had two RBIs.


Ten Questions with New Lotte Pitcher Shane Youman
2 years 2 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea - As the Lotte Giants are set to begin another season tomorrow, Lotte’s newest import pitcher, Shane Youman, brings a wealth of experience and talent to the club. A former big leaguer with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 32-year-old Youman’s journey to Busan has had stops in Taiwan and the Dominican in the past year.

Youman is expected to make his KBO debut next Tuesday versus the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. He was impressive in spring...

Preseason Baseball - Lotte Loses Fifth Straight
2 years 2 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea - The SK Wyverns scored three first inning runs, and held on to beat the Lotte Giants 3-2 Saturday afternoon.

Hong Seung-hoon hit a two run homer in the fourth to cut the lead to one, but Lotte only managed four hits off starter Park Jong-hoon (1-1) and Lee Jae-young and Jung Woo-ram held Lotte hitless over the last three innings.

Song Seung-joon (0-1) pitched six innings, giving up six hits, three runs while striking out six. Hong led Lotte batters going...

Preseason Baseball - Lotte Drops Fourth In a Row
2 years 3 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea - The Lotte Giants fell to 3-7 in spring exhibition games, as the Nexen Hereos roughed up eight Lotte pitchers for 12 hits in a 8-4 win at Sajik Stadium.

Starting pitcher Kim Su-wan (1-1) gave up eight hits in four innings of work, including a two run homer in the first to Lee Taek-geun, as Nexen erased an early 2-1 Lotte lead. Park Byung-ho later added two solo shots in the seventh and the ninth for Nexen.

Moon Kyu-hyun hit a solo shot in the fourth...

Preseason Baseball - Lotte Swept By Samsung in Daegu
2 years 3 weeks ago

DAEGU, South Korea - Defending league champs Samsung Lions held on for a 5-4 win against Lotte Wednesday afternoon, sweeping the two game series.

Shane Youman (0-1) pitched five innings, but was hit for five runs on five hits while striking out three. Four Lotte relievers combined to shutout Samsung the rest of the way, but Lotte's offense was shutout in the eighth and ninth by Samsung relievers Kang Hyuk and Oh Seung-hwan.

Kim Ju-chan was the bright spot at...

Preseason Baseball - Lotte Collapses in the Ninth, Lose to LG
2 years 3 weeks ago

BUSAN - The Lotte Giants looked good for eight innings Sunday, but a pitching collapse in the ninth led to four LG runs, as the Twins defeated the Giants 4-3 at Sajik Stadium Sunday.

In an all but familiar site to Lotte fans, it was hopefully something that is not a sign of things to come during the regular season.

Lotte jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth, after a Park Jong-yoon sacrifice and an RBI single by Park Joon-seo. Park Jong-yoon later added a solo homer in the...

Baseball Preseason - Lotte Ends Skid at Two, Beat LG
2 years 3 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea - The Lotte Giants moved back to .500 with a 3-3 record in preseason with a 5-2 win against the LG Twins today at Sajik Stadium.

After LG had tied the game at one in the top of the fifth, Lotte exploded for four runs, led by Lee Dong-hoon's solo shot, and Hong Seung-hoon's double. Hong knocked in three runs in the game, and Lee went 3 for 4 at the plate.

Kim Su-wan (1-0) picked up the victory, pitching three innings of relief, stiking out four...

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