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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Japan beats Taiwan 7-1.....

In World Cup play, despite being outhit 9-8. Taiwan was unable to string together any timely hits.

Po-Hsuan Keng pitched an efficient 4 1/3 innings, but had some control issues - walking 3 batters, which led to him getting pulled early. Keng had 3 K's/gave up 3 hits - one of which was a HR/and left the game in a 1-1 tie. Like the Puerto Rico game, Taiwan's relief pitchers could not hold down the opposing batters.

Bouncing back from a tough game yesterday, Ching-Lung Hu went 2-4 at the plate.
Yung-Chi Chen was 1-5.
Kuo-Hui Lo was 0-3 with 2 SO's.
Chun-Yu Kuo went 0-2 with 2 SO's, with 2 BB's.

Taiwan has an off day tomorrow, but is currently sitting in the 5th spot in it's pool. Taiwan has 4 games remaining, and faces a scenario where it might have to win 3/4 to advance to the next round. That could prove to be a tough task, as Australia is no pushover, while the US and Nicaragua are currently undefeated.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude the taiwanese team is horrible this world cup, they even lost to colombia 3-2. what's going on

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Bottom line is that this is the youngest team in the tourney. I see it as a learning experience for all of the kids. The young hitters for Taiwan have lived up to their advanced billing: Chen, Hu, and Lo have hit well.

The biggest weakness for this team was it's lack of pitching depth and top-notch talent. Keng, Cheng, and Chiang disappointed with their play.

Let's hope that they win at least one of the next 3 games.