Tuesday, October 09, 2007

CPBL Winding Down...

Bears 15 - Lions 4:
With one game remaining on the regular season slate, the Bears moved to a half game back of the Lions with a crucial victory. The same two teams will play again tomorrow to determine the second half champs, but more importantly the winner will get a direct pass to the CPBL Championship Series. The loser will play the Macoto Cobras (CPBL first half champs) in a 5 game playoff series (10/12 to 10/17) to see who will play opposite the second half champs in the Championship Series.

Moving on to the game, the Bears rocked Lions #2 starter - Pete Munro for 9 runs. Led by game MVP Feng-Ming Chen, who hit 2 HR's - giving him 6 on the year and was 2-4 with 6 RBI's, the Bears rapped out 17 hits. CFC was 4-5 with 2 RBI's/Chih-Wei Shih was 3-5 with 2 RBI's/CS Lin was 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI's/Chih-Tsung Chiang was 3-4 with a RBI/Chien-Wei Tsai was 2-4 with a double and a RBI.
The Lions were led by Sen Yang who was 1-1 with 2 walks and 3 RBI's. TB was 0-4 with a RBI while KC Kao was 2-4. Fu-Hao Liu was 3-4 with 2 doubles.

Tomorrow's season finale will match Kevin Huang (Bears) against Brian Reith (Lions).

Elephants 4 - Whales 3: Up 2-1 heading into the 9th inning, the Elephants turned to the usually reliable Travis Minix to close out the game. Minix would blow the save - allowing 2 runs in the 9th and earn a ND for starter Nic Ungs who was impressive, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits over 7 IP. Fortunately for Minix, the Elephants would rally for 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the 9th to earn TM the victory. Game MVP LF Rui-Chang Chen drove in the GW run with a double in his only AB of the game. Other Elephant notables: CYC and Chia-Chia were both 1-4 with a RBI/lead-off man for the Elephants Cheng-Wei Huang was 2-5 with 2 doubles and a RBI. For the Whales, SS Yi-Min Wang was 3-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

NT News:

In preparation for the World Cup, a few notable overseas players have reported back to Taiwan for training. Check the pics (from Apple Daily) below:

(L to R) KS Lin, SW Tseng, PH Keng, TY Kuo (HC), EY Lin, YC Lin, CC Chang

(L to R) SY Wu, SW Tseng, PH Keng, YC Lin, EY Lin, CC Chang

PH Keng will not be able to travel to Australia for the exhibition series later this month because of a failure to complete his military obligations.


A great site to check out is Although the site is in Chinese, there are some good pics of CH Chiang, CL Lo, and a few others on there. All the stats you could possibly want are featured on the bottom of the site's banner.

***Baseball America has CL Hu ranked as the 12th best prospect in the Southern League. In summary, BA considers Hu's defense to be Gold-Glove caliber; notes that he has gap power and is a slightly above-average runner.*Updated

The Arizona Fall League 2007 season got underway today:
*Yung-Chi Chen was 1-3 with a double, a RBI, a walk, and a SB as his team won 3-2. Box/Recap
*Hu's team won 4-3. Hu was 2-4 with a double and a SB. Box/Recap


Anonymous said...

hmm, glad that Chen Yung Chi is back in action. I hope him and Hu Chin Lung play well in the AFL this year. I really think Chen Yung Chi is the most likely Taiwanese player to reach the majors soon. what do you think?

TTT said...

After last year, I think Chen was on the faster track to reach the Majors (compared to Hu). He actually started this year in AAA while Hu was in AA. Provided he stays healthy and continues to rake, he should get his shot next year with the parent club - although we might not see him until September call-ups.