As reported by Tsong, Taiwan advanced to the LLWS in PA by beating CNMI in the championship game 12-0. The star of the game was SP Chi-Yuan Chen, who threw a complete game (5 innings) 3 hitter to go along with 10 K's. Chen was also the #3 hitter in the lineup - he had 2 hits today.
As for the LLWS, Taiwan is in Pool D - alongside Latin America, Mexico, and EMEA. The good news is that all of Taiwan's games will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2 - check here for Taiwan's schedule. To advance to the next round, Taiwan must finish in the top 2 of its pool.
CM Wang picked up win #10 with his performance against the D-Rays today. Wang threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits - all three runs came in the first inning when the D-Rays were aggressive at the plate, swinging at Wang's first offering to them. Wang K'd 6 and walked none. Wang is on a roll. Box/Recap
CH Tsao got rocked in a relief appearance against the Giants today. Tsao came on in the 8th inning with the Dodgers up 7-2. Tsao allowed a single to the first batter he faced before getting 2 quick outs. He then promptly hit a batter and walked the next hitter to load the bases. The next batter, Randy Winn, would hit a grand slam off of Tsao to finish off his night. Final line for Tsao: 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 4 ER, 0 K's, 1 BB - Tsao's ERA on the year is now 4.38. The Dodgers would manage to win the game in extra innings 8-7. Box/Recap
R - The GCL Red Sox beat the Reds 5-1. CH Lin DNP. TK Chiu started for the Reds and pitched well, despite earning a ND. Chiu allowed 1 run on 2 hits over 5 innings, picking up 6 K's to go along with 1 walk. Box
R - In AZL action, the Cubs beat the Giants 6-5. CH Wen was 0-4 with 3 more K's. Box
R - PY Lin had his worst outing of the season, as he gave up 5 runs on 7 hits (including 3 HR's!) over 4.2 innings. He did have 9 K's and 3 walks. Bristol lost 10-4 as Lin picked up his first loss of the season. Box
A - Chiang was 0-3 with a walk as Greenville lost 5-4 in extra innings. Box
AAA - Vegas is playing Salt Lake. Follow Hu's AB's here. Box
Lions 3 - Elephants 0: Game MVP honors went to Lions SP Brian Reith, who threw 8 shutout innings, allowing only 6 hits to go along with 9 K's. The hard luck loser was Chun-Nan Liu, who allowed only 1 earned run (3 runs) over 8.1 innings. The teams' two big guns: Chia-Chia and Tilson Brito were both 0-4.
Bulls 3 - Bears 0: Iba Tomokazu (game MVP) picked up his 8th win of the season, as he threw 5 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit. Kevin Huang started for the Bears and earned the loss - allowing 2 runs - 1 earned over 5.1 innings. Tarzan was 1-4 with a double, while CFC was 0-4.