On paper, it looked like a game that Wang could have won. He was facing the Indians, a team he had shutout on June 13th, and who were second to last in their division. His mound opponent was a rookie - J. Sowers. Sounds pretty favorable for Wang right? Well, I guess that's why they play the games.
The Indians, after being dominated earlier this season by Wang, knocked him out of the game in the 6th inning. In 5.1 innings, Wang gave up 11 hits (allowing a hit to every batter in the Cleveland lineup), including a HR, and was charged with 5 earned runs. He K'd 2 and walked 2 batters. What happened to Wang tonight? Well, simply put, his sinker wasn't "sinking" as he left his pitches up in the zone. It was easily Wang's worst outing in over a month, when he lost to the Tigers on June 1st.
Kuo pitched the last 2 innings in the Dodger's 10-4 win over the D-Backs. Kuo gave up 4 hits, 2 runs - both earned, with 1 walk and 2 K's. Box/Recap
AA: Hu was 2-5 with a RBI and a run scored in Jacksonville's win. Box
Meanwhile, Chen was 1-4 with a triple, 2 runs scored, and a SB in his club's loss tonight. Box
A ss: Lo is currently 1-4 as his team has come from behind in the 7th inning. Lo cracked his 2nd HR of the season - a 2 run shot in the 7th. Lo also flashed his arm strength when from LF he gunned down a runner trying to stretch a single into a double in the 3rd inning. Box /Game Log
Rookie: Lin earned his first save of the season for the GCL Phillies. He pitched 2 scoreless innings with 0 hits and only 1 walk allowed. Box
Chiang had a rough day for the GCL Red Sox; he was 0-5 and committed 2 errors in the field. His teammate, Huang fared slightly better - going 0-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Box
The Taiwanese NT lost to the SteepleCats tonight 3-0. Whoa, not good. They'll face much stiffer competition tomorrow night against Team USA. Pics (Page 1 2) taken from today's game.