Wang went 6 plus innings against the Red Sox and gave up 9 hits, 7 earned runs - 2 via a HR by Manny Ramirez. Box/Recap Read more here. The ESPN jinx continues to haunt Wang.
In the minors, Lo bounced back from his last disasterous start to win his 4th game of the season for Modesto. Lo pitched a scoreless 7 innings, giving up only 5 hits, while walking 4 and K'ing 2. Box
Chen's min-slump continued as he went 0-2, with 2 walks and a RBI. His team won 5-3. Box
In Taiwan, the men's amateur spring tourney will match up the 2 best teams tomorrow - the 23rd. The Fubon Bulls will play the Taiwan Electric Company for the championship. Both teams feature great prospects.
The Fubon Bulls roster includes:
1)P Sung-Wei Tseng - A WBC NT selection, he has been clocked at 94 mph this spring. He won today's semifinal matchup against Fu Jen University, by pitching a complete game 1-hit shutout, in which he K'd 10 batters with 0 walks. Top pitcher in the tourney with 55 K's in 55.2 IP, an ERA of 0.49, and a record of 5 W - O L. Has been scouted by teams from the NPB
2)P Cheng-Lung Luo - Former 2005 junior NT member, is only 19 years old and throws lefty. Luo was 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA and 33K's in 30 IP.
3)OF Chih-Yao Chan - Another WBC NT selection, had the top BA in the tourney, hitting .451 in 51 AB's with 9 SB's. I had the pleasure of watching him this past summer, and the kid has a good all around game - solid in all areas. Lack of power might be the only knock on him.
4)IF Sheng-Wei Wang - In 2005, played with Tseng in Alaska. He hit .386 with 8 SB's in 70 AB's.
The Taiwan Electric Company team includes:
1)Chang-En Huang - Hit .358 with a league-leading 6 HR's and 27 RBI. He did strike out 15 times in 81 AB's though.
2)Yi-Chuan Lin - Was second in the league with a .449 BA, had 2 HR's and 21 RBI's in 78 AB's.
Impressive stat: K/BB ratio - 7/16
3)Wei-Han Wu - In 55 AB's, hit .418 with 2 HR's and 14 RBI's.