Saturday, March 17, 2007

2007 CPBL Season Kicks Off.....

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The LA New Bears defeated the President Lions 4-3 in the season opener of the CPBL on Saturday. The game was a rematch of last year's CPBL championship series. The game also featured the league's top pitcher and hitter in Wei-Lun Pan and CFC.
With the Lions up 4-0 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning, Wei-Lun Pan would begin to tire as the Bears would rally to tack on 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings to knock Pan out of the game. Wei-Lun Pan started for the Lions and allowed 5 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings. He had 2 K's and allowed 2 walks. Pan gave up the season's first home run to none other than Chin-Feng Chen in the 6th inning. CFC was 1-2 with a RBI and 2 walks. The game MVP went to LA New Bears catcher Feng-Min Chen who was 2-3 with 4 RBI's. Bears slugger Chih-Sheng Lin was 1-4. LF Sung-Hsien Yang led the way for the Lions with a 2-4, 2 RBI night. Former Red Sox prospect Kevin Huang would nail down his first save of the season for the Bears.


Chiang of the Giants
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Chien-Ming Chiang continues to build on an impressive spring by winning against the Rakuten Eagles on Saturday. Chiang threw 7 innings, allowing only 1 run, to go along with 3 K's and no walks.

Wei-Chu Lin plated 2 runs with a double in the 3rd inning as the Tigers beat the Bay Stars 7-4 Saturday.


Anonymous said...

Why is Chiang not considered the Giants' ace?

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Well Koji Uehara has been one of the top pitchers in the NPB for quite some time now and Tetsuya Utsumi is statistically one of their top guys. Chiang fared well last year, but only in limited appearances. We'll see how he does over a full season.