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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Wang wins lucky number 8!

After the game Sunday vs. the Blue Jays, Wang was subjected to a 'lil rookie hazing. Check out Wang dressed as a cheerleader. I hope to NEVER see him in drag again!!!

In the game, Wang was all business. The first four innings, Wang was brilliant, pitching a no-hit/shutout performance. He had his sinker working for him, inducing 9 ground outs and 2 K's in those innings, while running his fastball around 90-93 mph.

Then in the 5th inning, Wang had trouble locating his pitch, and left a few pitches over the plate. In the 5th he gave up a lead-off double to Corey Koskie, then induced a groundout from Hillenbrand. The next Blue Jays hitter, Eric Hinske tatooed a 92 mph fastball that was left over the plate, into the centerfield bleachers for a 2-run blast. Following Hinske's HR, Gregg Zaun walked. Reed Johnson then singled, advancing Zaun to 3rd. Johnson was caught trying to steal 2nd for the second out of the inning. Wang then gave up a bloop-double to Aaron Hill, scoring Zaun. Finally, Wang got a ground out from the next batter to end the inning.

In the 6th and 7th inning, Wang continued to struggle with his command, although he was still throwing the heater around 89-92 mph. However, he was able to escape both innings without giving up a run, while giving up 2 singles. Wang did manage to induce 3 more ground outs and a fly out sandwiched around a K . Wang finished the 7th inning, trailing 3-2. However, in the bottom of the 7th, Robinson Cano smashed a 2-run HR to make Wang eligible for the win. In the final 2 innings, Tom Gordon and Mariano Rivera closed out the game and the Yanks offense secured Wang's 8th win of the season.

Wang's most impressive stat of the night was his 14 ground outs to 1 fly out ratio. The Yanks infield D did a good job backing up Wang. Congrats to the Wanger as he runs his record to 8-4 and lowers his ERA to 4.02.

2 comments:

Frank said...

Wang don't smile much, but I see nothing but smiles after he collects his 8th win dressing as a cheerleader along with Cano/Vento outside the stadium.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

That was pretty funny stuff. Those guys make for some ugly chicks though.
:)