Saturday, May 13, 2006

King of the Hill....

Well, as you all might know by now, Chien-Ming Wang had his best performance on the young season against the A's yesterday. Wang pitched 8 innings, giving up 3 hits - all singles, 0 runs, with 2 walks and 0 K's. The key to Wang's success was his consistent sinker - getting multiple ground ball and double play outs, as well as some great defense behind him. Wang's performance received rave reviews from opponents and teammates alike:
"He's one of the toughest pitchers we've faced this year. He's got so much movement on his fastball." - A's 2B and leadoff man Mark Ellis
"Wang was the star of the day. He threw the ball incredibly; the best he's thrown all year." - Alex Rodriguez
"It was a great pitching performance." - Johnny Damon

Recap 1
Recap 2

In the NPB, Lin went 0-1 in Friday's game and was 0-3 in Sat's game - OMG, He actually started!!!

In Friday minor league action, Kuo pitched 1.2 innings of relief for Vegas, giving up 2 hits, a walk, 0 runs, and had 2 K's. Box

Hu finally got his bat going for Jacksonville as he had his first multi-hit game in a long time. Hu was 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. Box

Chen is smoking hot for the 66ers. He was 2-4 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and stole his 13th and 14th bases on the season. Box

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