Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday News...

Lions 9 - Cobras 4: Game 1 of the playoff series between the Cobras and Lions went to the Lions. Lions starter Nelson Figueroa (game MVP) was able to suppress the Cobras offense behind a strong start - allowing only 2 runs on 6 hits over 8 IP - he also had 8 K's and 2 walks allowed. NF received plenty of offensive support from his big guns: Tilson Brito blasted a HR and was 1-4 with 2 RBI's while KC Kao was 2-4 with 2 RBI's. Other Lions hitters included: rookie OF Wu-Hsiung Pan who was 2-4 with a double and a RBI/RF Fu-Hao Liu who was 2-4 with a RBI/DH Lien-Hung Chen was 4-5 with a double and 2 RBI's. For the Cobras, 2B Shih-Yang Deng cracked a HR and was 2-3 with 2 RBI's/SS Shih-Hao Huang hit a HR and was 1-4 with 2 RBI's/CF CH Hsieh was 1-4. Taking the loss for the Cobras was 12 game winner Hsien-Chih Chang who allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits over 5 IP - while K'ing 4 and walking 2.

Japan has announced a preliminary roster for the upcoming Beijing Olympic Qualifiers. The team is stacked (featuring NPB all-stars at every position) - headlined by Yu Darvish.

CL Hu made BA's top 20 list in the Pacific League. Here's the scoop by BA: In addition to what was said about Hu on an earlier top 20 list, the scouting report stated that Hu's offensive approach remains unrefined - with a tendency to pull off the ball with an inside-out swing. The report continues on by saying that Hu takes an aggressive approach at the plate, going after the first fastball he can handle. This approach will need to be fixed and BA projects Hu to hit .260 at the ML level (with his current mechanics).

From BA's Q&A today:
Glenn Quagmire from Quahog, RI asks:
What is the ceiling for Chin-Lung Hu? Everything he does seems so smooth and easy, and his power is starting to play (even though he won't admit it). When should he officially replace Furcal at SS? Maybe take over for Kent at 2B? Can he be a star in the majors, or is he just a solid regular?

Matt Eddy: Given how far Hu came with the bat in one season, I'd like to see him do it again. But his glove alone should make him a candidate for regular play.

Matt Eddy: Relax. You've got just one more season of Furcal, and it's a contact year.

On to today's game in the AFL. Hu and Chen's teams squared off with Chen's team winning 8-3. Both Chen and Hu were 2-4 with a walk and were each CS once. CL Lo started for the winning team, although he earned a ND. Lo pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits - he had 2 K's. Box/Recap

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glenn Quagmire from Quahog, RI ?? haha