Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday News....

Olympic Qualifiers:
The NT had a scrimmage yesterday splitting up the team into blue and white squads.

The lineups:
1)2B Sen Yang
2)3B Chung-Shou Yang
3)DH Lien-Hung Chen
4)1B Kuo-Ching Kao
5)RF Fu-Hao Liu
6)CF Kuo-Hui Lo
7)SS Chao-Hsing Cheng
8)C Chun-Chang Yeh
9)LF Chien-Jung Su (Sinon Bulls)

White: (Likely starters on the NT)
1)SS Chin-Lung Hu
2)LF Wu-Hsiung Pan
3)RF Cheng-Min Peng
4)DH Chin-Feng Chen
5)3B Tai-Shan Chang
6)1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh
7)2B Chih-Sheng Lin
8)C Chih-Kang Kao *Updated
9)CF Chien-Ming Chang

En-Yu Lin started for the White squad and faced off against Ying-Chieh Lin's Blue squad. EY Lin threw the first 3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits - including HR's to Kuo-Hui Lo and Chao-Hsing Cheng. YC Lin didn't fare much better as he also pitched the first 3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits - including a HR to Tai-Shan Chang. YC did have 4 K's. The star of the blue squad was Chin-Lung Hu, who was 3-4 with a HR. Other key additions to the national team - relievers Kevin Huang and Chin-Hui Tsao made a favorable impression in the scrimmage as they both threw a scoreless inning each for the White squad. Tsao (clocked in the low 80's) ended his inning of work by K'ing CPBL MVP Kuo-Ching Kao and fellow Lion Fu-Hao Liu. All in all, the pitching staff for both squads got worked over as they allowed 6 HR's cumulatively in the 7 inning scrimmage.

The Japanese NT is already in Taiwan. The best pitcher in Asia not playing in the ML's is biding his time until his likely matchup with South Korea. The Japanese NT swept the Australian NT in a two game tilt prior to making their trip over to Taiwan.

Update on the Korean NT.


maos said...

cather for white team was kao chih gang

TTT said...

Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

I thought the best pitcher in Asia not in the MLB is Kazumi Saito or Hiroki Kuroda

TTT said...

You could make an argument for both of those guys and a few others, but in my opinion, Darvish is the best pitcher in Japan right NOW. He's already putting up ridiculous numbers as a 21/22 year old and won Japan's version of the Cy Young this year.

If the same question was posed after last season, you'd get no argument from me that Saito was the best pitcher in 2006. The problem with Saito is his history of shoulder problems.

Anonymous said...

looks like will be showing the asian qualifiers.

Anonymous said...

wow, rocks

TTT said...

Thanks for the heads up.