Indeed, righty-hitting Keun-Woo Jeong is in as a pinch hitter for the lefty-swinging Jin Young Lee, so Tatsunori Hara's gambit must have worked.
Jeong gets ahead 2-1, then takes a 95 mph fastball down the middle from Yu Darvish and strikes out on a wicked slider breaking down and away.
Two outs left for Korea.
Darvish walks Hyun-Soo Kim on four pitches, bringing up Tae Kyun Kim with a chance to win it with one swing.
That brings the pitching coach to the mound. In-Sik Kim sends Jong Wook Lee in to pinch-run for Hyun-Soo Kim.
How great is it that this tournament comes down to Darvish vs. Tae Kyun Kim?
Darvish overthrows a slider, which is in the dirt for ball one, then misses with another.
My heart is racing.
A third slider is also outside, 3-0.
A 96 mph fastball that looked low is called strike one.
Lee takes off from first and the pitch is low for ball four to Kim. Now the tying run is in scoring position with one out for the Indians' Shin-Soo Choo who homered earlier in the game.
Korea sends in a pinch-runner for Tae Kyun Kim, Taek-Keun Lee. He represents the tournament-winning run.
Darvish gets a low called strike on the first pitch to Choo.
Choo then swings through a 93 mph fastball inside and low, 0-2.
A 95 mph fastball up is fouled back. Catcher Kenji Johjima stood up to place his target on that pitch.
A sharp curve (or perhaps it was a changeup) down in the zone strikes out Choo swinging.
One out left for Korea. Bum Ho Lee to the plate.
Slider low, ball one.
Fastball inside and low is called a strike. That looked like an awful call to me.
Lee singles past third base and ties the game!