Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wang on for Wed....Seeking # 9......

TBS will broadcast Wang's next scheduled start on Wed. vs. the Braves. The game will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific. Wang will face off against future HOF John Smoltz (4-5 3.89 ERA).

Wang's catcher - Jorge Posada, continues to sing Wang's praises by saying, "He's got the best stuff on our staff. I keep saying that. He throws a 95-96 sinker, and that's tough to hit. Plus, he keeps coming at them, no matter if things aren't going well. He doesn't ever rattle."

Jacksonville lost a rain shortened 6 inning game 2-0. Nonetheless, Hu managed to crank out 2 hits in 3 AB's. Box

Inland Empire will be off until after the All-Star break. Chen's next appearance will be in the Cal/Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday the 27th.

Everett won their game 8-5, as Lo finally got his bat going, with 3 hits (one double) in 5 AB's. Lo also scored 2 runs, walked, had a RBI, and stole his 3rd base of the season. Box

Impressive stat of the night: Through the first 9 games of the season, Chu is hitting .500 - that's 20 hits in 40 AB's, and slugging .625 without the aid of a HR this season. For the rest of the Panners stats, check here.

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