Ok, after tonight's performance, there is little doubt that when Izturis returns, Kuo will be back to Las Vegas for some more seasoning. Kuo faced 3 batters in the 7th inning vs. the Mariners and failed to record an out. He walked Ichiro and Beltre, before giving up a RBI single to Ibanez. Kuo was then relieved by Broxton, who later allowed Beltre to score. Kuo was officially charged with 2 earned runs in 0.0 innings. Wrap
Meanwhile, Wang will look to bounce back from his heartbreaking loss to the Nationals, when he opens for the Yanks on Friday against the Florida Marlins. He will face Briah Moehler (5-5 6.29 ERA).
Jacksonville lost 3-2, despite getting only 2 team hits the entire game. Hu managed to get one of the hits - a double, the only extra base hit for the Suns in 4 AB's. He also scored a run.
Inland Empire was on the winning end of a slug fest 16-10. Chen had a huge night, as he went 4-6 with a double, 3 RBI's and a run scored. Chen is now back atop the BA race in the CAL league with a .335 average.
In Everett, the Taiwanese duo of Wu and Lo played together. Everett won 4-2, with Wu leading the way. Wu started at catcher (he did allow a passed ball), and was the cleanup hitter for the Aquasox tonight. At the plate he was 3-4 with a double and a run scored. LF Lo is still in search of his first hit of the season as he was 0-3.
Huang and Chiang DNP for the GCL Red Sox today. The Sox lost 12-1 to the Pirates today.
Pitcher Wang-Yi Lin is now listed on the GCL Red Sox roster as well.
These 3 kids will get a chance to face another fellow Taiwanese pitcher some time this season. Yen-Feng Lin is listed on the GCL Phillies roster.
Luo won his first game of the season for the Bucs on Monday. He went 5 strong scoreless innings, throwing a one-hitter. Box
Meanwhile, the Panners got smacked down tonight in a non-league game 12-0. The starting pitcher, Cheng-Hsien Wu lasted 4.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs - 1 earned, with 2 walks and 4 K's. Yuan-Chin Chu continues to rake, as he went 2-3 with a walk.
You know the funny thing is that I just realized that Y.C. Chu was on the touring C.T. NT this past summer in Los Angeles. From what I recall, he didn't get much playing time, and would ocassionally get a pinch-hit AB here and there. It's good to see him doing well.