Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Breathing Easier....

In Little League news, Taiwan is one step closer to Williamsport after Hong Kong upset Korea 14-8. Taiwan beat China 10-2 today. As long as Taiwan wins their last game vs. Thailand, they will play in the championship game on Saturday vs. Japan. Here's a good look at the Taiwanese Little League representatives.

Amateur News:
Over in Holland, Taiwan lost a tough game to political arch-rival China 1-0. ARGHHH!!!! Hong-Wen Chen was the hard-luck loser as he pitched 8 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run. He K'd 8 and walked 1. Chen's counterpart on the mound, Lu shutout Taiwan in a complete game 3 hitter. The loss isn't as bad as it seems since China's team is it's current national team in training for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Taiwan essentially brought it's collegiate all-star team. Pics from the game - but mostly of the Chinese team. Taiwan's last game is on Friday versus Japan as it will try to end the tourney on a winning note.

Chung-Shou Yang cracked his 8th HR of the year, a game winning shot as his team won 4-3 in 10 innings. Yang was 2-5 with 2 RBI's hitting out of the leadoff spot.

Kuo started in Vegas again. Despite pitching better tonight, he will probably take his 3rd loss as well. Kuo started the first 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, on 2 walks and 4 K's. Box/Log

Jacksonville won 8-0. Hu was 1-4 with a run scored. Box's newest minor league baseball prospect rankings is up. Hu is ranked as the 17th best SS prospect in the minors.

Yung-Chi Chen DNP, but has Chen ranked as the 4th best 2B prospect in the minors. What a difference one year makes!

Wisconsin lost 7-5, as Lo was 1-4 with a RBI and a run scored. He did also commit his first error (throwing) of the season. Box

Everett is winning 6-2. Wu is 1-4 with a run scored. Box/Log

In the GCL, the Sox won 5-3. Huang and Chiang got their bats going, driving in a combined 3 runs. Huang was 2-3 and cranked his 1st HR of the year! He also contributed a RBI, a run scored, and committed his 2nd error of the season. Chiang was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Box


Maos currenty in LA said...

hey dude.

it's too bad the taiwanese team lost to the chinese team.

looks like china is catching up really fast huh?

oh well. anyways Chin Feng Chen hit his 15th HR in the cpbl today.

La New won against the cobras 13-3.
2 other la new players homered along with CCF.
I guess Si-Yo Wu really is the best LHP in taiwan right now. 12W1L so far.

La New is a much strong team than the bulls. if you ask me, this year's Konami Cup will really be something to watch! i really think La New has a shot at number 1.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

China is definitely improving very quickly. Heck, they've got a limitless talent pool to choose from, especially if the government supports the game.

That's great news about Chen man! Do you know what the CPBL single season record is for HR's?

Anonymous said...

China's national team beating Taiwan's College All-star team 1-0 is improving ? LOL

As long as those damn chinese don't catch up to us, it's all cool.

I thought Hu Chin Long is just as good as Chen? Is Chen really that much better of a prospect than Hu? When do you think they'll make it to the majors? Maybe I can make a Hu banner if u find a big picture of him haha.

Cor said...

China was very lucky as Taiwan was going to have 3 men on bases and only 1 out. The umpire decided to say that the man on 3rd base was not safe, which was not agreed by the 3rd base coach and the spectators.

Also, Chan Chih-Yao and Kuo Chun-Yu did not play because they were hit by a pitch the day before against Cuba.

Kuo Chun-Yu just managed to play in the 9th inning.

Chan Chih-Yao won't play tmorrow either.

Yesterday we went for a Holland trip organised by some people of the Taiwanese society.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Thanks for the updates Cor. I wish I could be in Holland supporting the team!

Anony - Hu's ticket to the majors will be his glove. In that regard, he's a better defensive prospect than Chen. However, this year Y.C. Chen has shown that he can play solid defense at 2B and has wielded an effective bat, while swiping bases at a pretty good clip. Essentially, Chen has stepped up his game and flashed his all-around skills. Even his power numbers are up this year. Chen's defensive versatility (3B, 2B) will make him an effective utility IF at the next level.