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.