Sunday, March 02, 2008

Another Close Call....

The NT defeated the La New Bears 2-1 on Sunday; its third straight one-run win over a CPBL team. Again, the NT was outhit 8-6 by the Bears (keep in mind that CFC, CS Lin, and FM Chen are on the NT). Thankfully SP Chien-Ming Chiang and his relievers pitched well enough to pick up the W for the NT.

Starting Lineup:
1)Chien-Ming Chang (RF) 0-4
2)Che-Hsuan Lin (CF) 0-3 with a walk and 2 SB's
3)Cheng-Min Peng (1B) 0-2 with 2 walks
4)Tai-Shan Chang (DH) 2-4
5)Yi-Chuan Lin (3B) 1-4
6)Chin-Sheng Lin (SS) 2-2 with a double and a SB
7)Chih-Hsien Chiang (2B) 0-1
8)Chun-Chang Yeh (C) 0-2 with a sac-fly RBI
9)Kuo-Hui Lo (LF) 1-4 with a SB

Off the Bench Contributors:
-Yen-Wen Kuo (2B) was 0-2 with a sac-fly RBI
-Sheng-Wei Wang (SS) was 0-1 with a walk and a SB, scored the GW run

NT Hurlers:
-SP Chien-Ming Chiang: 5 IP/ 4 Hits/ 1 ER/ 1 K/ 0 BB
-Ko-Chien Lin: 2 scoreless innings - 1 hit allowed
-Chu-Kuan Lee: .2 scoreless innings - 2 hits allowed/ 1 K
-Kevin Huang: 1.1 scoreless innings - 1 hit allowed/ 2 K's

Bears RF Chien-Wei Tsai was 2-4 with 2 doubles and scored his team's only run in the first inning.

The NT plays the Sinon Bulls tomorrow while the SK NT will play the Bulls on Tuesday.

Speaking of the SK NT, the dmedia T-Rex lost 3-1 to the South Korean NT on Sunday. Despite the loss, the T-Rex pitching staff held the powerful SK NT lineup to only 4 hits. T-Rex pitcher Ching-Min Lin came on in relief of starter Hsien-Chih Chang and proceeded to throw 2.2 shutout innings, K'ing 4, and allowing only 1 hit. T-Rex 1B Wei Kao was 3-4 with a run scored. His teammates Ming-Jen Kuo (SS) and Chuan-Chia Wang (LF) collected 2 hits a-piece. DH Chia-Hsien Hsieh, a perennial CPBL all-star, was 1-4 with a double and a RBI.

YC Chen was 1-2 with a run scored as the Mariners beat the Padres 6-2.

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