Saturday, October 27, 2007

Superman Comes Through!

2007 Taiwan Series (Game 6):

Game 6 MVP
pic from Apple Daily

Well it all comes down to one game now. The Bears evened the series at 3-3 with Superman - Chin-Feng Chen, doing all he could to carry his team on his back. The Bears held on for a 6-5 win on Saturday.
Both teams went with their own Taiwanese aces: Wei-Lun Pan for the Lions and Yu-Wei Hsu for the Bears. Yu-Wei Hsu earned the win despite allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over the first 5 IP. His opponent on the mound, Wei-Lun Pan took the loss after allowing 6 runs on 11 hits over 8 IP.
5 long balls were hit by three guys. Taking the ball deep for the Lions were: Fu-Hao Liu who hit his 3rd HR of the Series - a solo shot in the 6th inning & regular season HR record holder Tilson Brito, who smacked his first 2 HR's (both were solo roundtrippers) of the Series. For the Bears, Chin-Feng Chen hit his 3rd and 4th HR's of the Series - a 3-run shot in the 1st inning and a 2-run shot in the 5th inning to account for almost all of his team's runs.
After Chen's second HR of the game, the Bears held a 6-3 lead after 5 innings. The Lions would make things interesting after tacking on a run in both the 6th and 7th innings. But Bears reliever Wen-Hsiung Hsu would settle down and blank the Lions in the 8th and 9th innings to pick up a huge save.
For being a one-man wrecking crew, CFC earned game MVP honors. Offensively for the Bears: CFC was 2-4 with 2 HR's and 5 RBI's/Chih-Sheng Lin was 1-4/Chien-Wei Tsai was 3-4/Chih-Tsung Chiang was 2-4 with a triple/Feng-Min Chen was 2-3 with a double and a RBI.
For the Lions: Tilson Brito was 2-3 with 2 HR's and 2 RBI's/Fu-Hao Liu was 2-4 with a double, a HR, and a RBI/Sen Yang was 2-3 with a RBI/Sheng-Chieh Hsu was 1-2 with a RBI.
The final game of the Series takes place tomorrow in Kaohsiung. The Lions will put their hopes in Nelson Figueroa, who has already won games 1 & 4 in the Series. The Bears will counter with
Andrew Lorraine, winner of game 3.

The Cuban NT has been announced. All of the stars will be there in Taiwan.

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