Thursday, August 24, 2006
Back in the Groove!
Chien-Ming Wang brought his "A" game on Wed. night versus the Mariners. After struggling with his sinker the past few games, Wang got back on track with a "typical" Wang performance - inducing ground outs (11 of them tonight) with his sinker. Wang even managed to K 5 hitters (including Ichiro once and Beltre twice). Wang pitched 7 innings, giving up 7 hits - 2 runs (both runs scored in the 7th inning), to go along with 5 K's and no walks. With his 15th win on the season, Wang is now one of only 4 Major Leaguers in the 15 + win club. As Wang continues to rack up the victories, he is now chasing Chan Ho Park who had 18 victories in 2000 with the Dodgers, to surpass the number of victories in a season by an Asian pitcher in the Major Leagues.
AA - Chen was 1-4 with 2 RBI's as the Missions won 4-3. Box
A - Wu finally made an appearance for the AquaSox as he went 1-4. Everett lost 3-1. Box
R - The Red Sox are in the GCL finals versus the Dodgers. The Sox lost the opener 2-0. Chiang was 0-4. Huang was 0-0 with a pinch hit sacrifice bunt. Box