Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bears Win 2nd Half Championship...CPBL Leaders FINAL....

Bears 4 - Lions 1: The Bears won the second half CPBL championship behind a strong start from ex-Red Sox farmhand Kevin Huang. Huang allowed 1 run on 5 hits over 5.2 IP. He also K'd 7 and walked 1. The only run given up by Huang was a solo HR to Lions slugger KC Kao - his 20th of the season. KC Kao was 2-4 with a RBI. The all-time season HR record holder - Tilson Brito was 1-4. For the Bears, Chih-Wei Shih was voted game MVP after he hit his 2nd HR of the season and was 3-3 with a double and a RBI. Chih-Sheng Lin hit his 16th HR of the year and was 2-4 with a RBI. CFC was 1-5, while teammate Chin-De Yu was 3-4 with 2 RBI's.

With the win the Bears will now await the winner of the 5 game series between the Cobras and the Lions. Despite winning the first half championship, the Cobras tanked in the second half of the season, finishing last. The Lions should be favored to win the series with a well balanced team. They feature 2 of the best starters in the league with WL Pan and Pete Munro and have plenty of firepower with their 2 big sluggers - Tilson Brito and KC Kao.

Whales 7 - Elephants 1: Whales SP Wei-Ming Chu defeated Elephants starter Yu-Cheng Liao to up his record to 7-2 on the last day of the regular season in the CPBL. Chu threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits, K'ing 5 and walking 1. He was the game MVP. Whales 2B Carlos Villalobos was 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. For the Elephants, CYC was 1-4 with a RBI while Chia-Chia DNP. With the win, the Whales finished third in the second half of the CPBL - a significant improvement over their last place finish in the first half of the season. Not too shabby considering everything that happened not too long ago.

With the regular season now over, here are the final stats for the CPBL leaders in several categories:

1)Chin-Feng Chen (Bears) .382
2)Cheng-Min Peng (Elephants) .362
3)Kuo-Ching Kao (Lions) .358
4)Chia-Hsien Hsieh (Cobras) .352
5)Fu-Hao Liu (Lions) .338

1)Tilson Brito (Lions) 33
2)Chin-Feng Chen (Bears) 26
3)Cheng-Min Peng (Elephants) 21
4)Kuo-Ching Kao (Lions) 20
5)Tai-Shan Chang (Bulls) 19

1)Tilson Brito (Lions) 107
2)Kuo-Ching Kao (Lions) 89
3)Tai-Shan Chang (Bulls) 80
4)Chia-Hsien Hsieh (Cobras) 79
5)Chin-Feng Chen (Bears) 66

1)Long-Yi Huang (Bears) 27
2)Chun-Chiang Kao (Whales) 19
3)Chun-Lin Ji (Whales) 19
4)Cheng-Wei Huang (Elephants) 18
5)Yi-Min Wang (Whales) 14

1)Wei-Lun Pan (Lions) 16
2)Pete Munro (Lions) 14
3)Gary Rath (Bears) 12
4)Hsien-Chih Chang (Cobras) 12
5)Joey Dawley (Elephants) 10

1)Pete Munro (Lions) 2.03
2)Wei-Lun Pan (Lions) 2.26
3)Iba Tomokazu (Bulls) 2.67
4)Yu-Wei Hsu (Bears) 2.70
5)Lorenzo Barcelo (Whales) 3.10

1)Joey Dawley (Elephants) 153
2)Lorenzo Barcelo (Whales) 143
3)Fu-Te Ni (Whales) 125 - *Rookie ( CPBL ROY?)
4)Gary Rath (Bears) 117
5)Alfredo Gonzalez (Bulls) 109

1)Pete Munro (Lions) 1.02
2)Wei-Lun Pan (Lions) 1.16
3)Yu-Wei Hsu (Bears) 1.19
4)Lorenzo Barcelo (Whales) 1.19
5)Fu-Te Ni (Whales) 1.20


maos said...

chin feng chen and alot of the other guys ended up with ridiculous averages.

i hope these guys will do well repping taiwan later on this year.

maos said...

oh on a side note. i think the scandal helped the whales. they were finally able to cut their super star stragglers.

tseng han chou was a horrible DH his entire career. Cheng chang min, although he was a good SS was nothing at the plate.

with them gone, the whales finally figured out how much potential they had on the bench.

TTT said...

This year, the hitters put up some incredible numbers - which goes to show that either 1)they're that good or 2)the pitching is that bad. I think it's a combination of both, but losing a lot of the top home-grown pitchers to the NPB in the past few years has watered down the league a bit - hence the domination of imported pitchers among the league leader boards.

Good stuff Maos; you gotta like the future of the Whales - they have a core of young solid pitching talent in Ni, Chu, Shen, and Tu and although most people aren't familiar with the guys on offense, you gotta like the team's aggressiveness on the base paths.

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