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.


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.