Monday, November 06, 2006

NT WINS 2-1 over Cuba...

Lefty Lo

In it's final tuneup match prior to the I-Cup, Taiwan defeated powerhouse Cuba 2-1. Amazingly, that's 3 times this year a Taiwanese NT has defeated a Cuban NT. Amateur pitcher, Cheng-Lung Lo - another 19 year old, held the Cubans in check over the first 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Lo was clocked at 90 mph. Lo's relievers got the job done, blanking the Cubans over the final 4 innings. Chien-Fu Yang earned the win in relief of Lo, while En-Yu Lin also made his first appearance in a relief role. With the win, hopefully the NT has built some momentum and confidence going into the Cup.

Other News
Kuo reporting for his mandatory 12 day military stint

Kuo is back in Taiwan, fulfilling his military obligations and getting ready for the Asian Championships in December.


Anonymous said...

wow, our boys beat cuba AGAIN... good job! how do you think la new will do at the konami cup?

Anonymous said...

This Cuban team is good, I believe most of the players was on the 2nd place WBC team.

I-Cup? Just say the spelling makes me want to laugh.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Get your mind out of the gutter! :)

Personally, I think we have a shot at beating the KBO champs this year. The Samsung Lion's strength is their pitching. If Chen or Lin can carry the club while Wu pitches up to his capabilities, then I like our chances. After Wu and Kenny Rayborn, the depth of our pitching staff falls off quite significantly. The Bear's offense will be expected to carry the club.