The site for the WUBC is temporarily down, but the last time I checked, Taiwan and Cuba were deadlocked in a 1-1 tie in the 14th inning. Chen-Chang Lee was as advertised for Taiwan as he held the Cubans to 2 hits and 1 run over 8.1 innings. Hopefully when I wake up in the morning, I'll hear some good news about the results.
Thanks to Ben from the ABF, I was able to find out the results of the World Boys Baseball Tournament in Japan. Japan finished in first place by beating Brazil by a slim margin of 2-1. Taiwan ended up losing to Seoul, Korea by the same score 2-1 to finish 4th in the tourney.
I was able to find out from my buddy that the mystery pitcher is none other than 15 year old Wen-Hao Cheng.
Chien-Ming Wang will get his third crack at winning #14 against the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Wang will face off against Jon Lester (6-2, 4.09 ERA). The game will be broacast on ESPN at 10:00 AM Pacific, so set your TIVO's/DVR's!
With the way Kuo is pitching, expect a September call-up to the Bigs when they expand the rosters. We'll see if Kuo can continue to demonstrate better command of his pitches at the Major League Level.
AA - In 3 plate appearances against former top prospect for the KC Royals, Zack Greinke, Chen manage a single and a RBI. Chen was 2-3 overall, with a RBI and a run scored. San Antonio lost 11-3. Box
A - Everett is losing 7-5 in the 7th inning. Wu is currently 0-2 with a RBI behind the plate. Box/Log
R - Chiang continues to pick up his hitting. The Red Sox won 9-8 in extra innings as Chiang was 4-5 with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI. On the other hand, Huang continued to struggle at the plate as he was 0-4 with 2 K's; he also committed his 4th error of the season while playing at 1B. Box