Thursday, April 13, 2006

Odds and Ends....

Joe Torre commented on Wang's struggles of late, stating that he still has confidence in Wang's abilities. Based on these comments, I feel more comfortable with Wang's status as the #3 starter with the Yanks.

In Taiwan, I was surprised to hear that a home-grown CPBL pitcher was clocked at 95 mph in a game on Tuesday. Wei-Lun Pan, the 24 year old pitcher for the President Lions, was one of 4 Taiwanese players featured recently in Upper Deck's World Baseball Classic product(SEE ABOVE). The 3 three other players featured in their NT uniforms are Ching-Lung Hu, Yung-Chi Chen, and Chia-Hsien Hsieh.

In Japan, Wei-Chu Lin continues to see time off the bench. Lin pinch-hit in the 7th inning against the Dragons and K'd in his only AB. Box

In the US, Hu's Jacksonville Suns finally won a game as Hu chipped in with 2 RBI's on a 1-5 performance. Box
In the day's only other action featuring one of our boys, Yung-Chi Chen came through with a clutch 2 out RBI in the bottom of the 8th inning to help IE tie their opponents. Chen is currently 2-4 with a RBI. Box Follow the game here.


maos said...

yea i heard about pan wei lun's 155km pitch a few days back. anyways they're saying the actual speed was questionable. Even Pan himself couldnt believe it. The batter that faced this pitch, tsai feng-an said the pitch felt like it was about 148-9km not quite 155.

still, whether or not pan actually threw a 155km pitch, he still holds the record for the fastest pitch (152km) of any native cpbl player.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Thanks for that info dude.

How fast are Yang Chien Fu and Lin En Yu? Low 90's?

maos said...

yan chien fu and lin en yu pitch at about 145-148km. so they go from 90 - 92mph.

most of the cpbl's younger pitchers can throw around that speed. however a portion of them are still recovering from injury so their once 150km fastball is down to high 130's.