Saturday, May 26, 2007

Wang Falls to 3-4 on the Season...

After struggling through the first 3 innings, Wang managed to settle down and blank the Angels for the next 5 innings. The Angels would score 3 in the top of the first and that was all opposing pitcher Kelvim Escobar needed as the Angels beat the Yankees 3-1 on Sat. Wang was consistently throwing his 2-seam(sinker) and 4-seam fastball at 91 and 94 mph respectively. He was clocked at a high of 95 a few times. Despite picking up his 4th loss on the season, Wang earned praise for his effort from manager Joe Torre,
"For the first three innings, [Wang] had trouble locating, and then after that he just dug in. He's special. There's no question. He's not going to back off; he's going to keep fighting you, and he certainly put himself in a position to stop the damage and try to win a ballgame."
Wang's final line for the night: 8 innings - 6 hits - 3 runs allowed to go along with 6 K's and 4 walks(both season highs). Box/Recap

AA - Hu was 2-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. Box

The Tigers got blanked 7-0. Lin was 1-3 with a double and a walk. Box

Cobras 23 - Elephants 16: Yea, you read that right; the two teams not only put up 39 runs but they also collected 47 hits collectively. Chia-Chia led the way for the Elephants by cracking 2 HR's - his 14th and 15th of the season and was 5-6 with 6 RBI's. Too bad he couldn't pitch too, because he did all he could to keep his team in the game. Cobras slugger, C.H. Hsieh was 3-6 and hit his 9th HR of the season while driving in 6 runs as well. Hsieh earned game MVP honors.

Bulls 6 - Bears 4: Game MVP honors went to DH Chih-Wei Chen of the Bulls - he was 3-5 with 2 RBI's. The Bears wasted a fine performance from SP Gary Rath who allowed only 2 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings. Rath, who earned a ND, also had 6 K's and a walk.

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