Wang will start for the Yanks on Wed. against the Ranger's Kameron Loe. Read more on the matchup here.
In the NPB, Lin made an appearance as a pinch runner and scored the winning run in the 12th inning for the Tigers. Box
Hsu pitched 2 innings for Seibu, giving up 2 hits, 2 runs - 1 earned via a HR allowed, and also K'd one. Box
In the minors, Hu went 1-6 at the plate with a triple and a RBI as his team lost in a shootout. Box
Inland Empire was shutout 2-0, but Chen managed to go 1-3 with a walk. Box
With his smoldering start at Inland Empire, carried over from a good showing at the WBC, Chen is finally starting to receive some recognition. An AL scout gave his take on Chen's abilities:
"He's a fun guy to watch. I'm not sure how his power is going to develop, but he's got enough for second base. He can run and field, too.
He's got some physical tools. He's a little bit like (Tadahito) Iguchi in Chicago, if you replace his speed with a little more power. Chen is a good ballplayer and when he shoots one in the gaps, he can really run."
Cheng took his 3rd loss on the season in a tough pitcher's duel to Burlington's Carlos Rosa. Cheng pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 hits - one being a HR and 2 earned runs. Chen K'd 8 and walked 1 in the game. Box