Ok, we finally have an update on the former junior NT star. The young man (represented by Jerry Sung - the self-proclaimed "Jerry Maguire" of Asia) recently had a showcase here in Los Angeles. He exhibited his wares during a JC exhibition game in front of several MLB scouts. Huang, who's been clocked in the low to mid 90's in the past, reportedly hit 90 mph on only one pitch during his session. While I'm pulling for the kid to get his shot here in the US, I'm concerned about his decline in velocity.
On to today's scores:
T-Rex 8 - Bulls 2: Rex rookie SP Chun-Nan Lai improved his record to 3-2 on the year after a strong CG performance. Lai allowed 2 runs on 9 hits over 9 IP - while K'ing 6 and walking none. The game's MVP outdueled losing pitcher Fu-Jen Shen (0W - 2L) who gave up 3 runs in his 7 innings.
Contributing Rex in the lineup: RF Su-Chi Chou was 2-4 with a triple and a RBI/ DH Chuan-Chia Wang was 0-1 with 2 walks and a RBI/ 1B CH Hsieh was 1-3 with a RBI/ 3B Wei Kao was 1-4 with a RBI/ C Ko-Fan Chen was 3-4 with a double and a RBI/ LF Chia-Hui Wu was 1-4 with a double and a RBI/ 2B Hung-Yuan Lin coming off the bench was 1-1 with a RBI.
For the Bulls: RF Chien-Ming Chang was 2-4 with a RBI/ DH Tarzan was 1-3/ 3B Chih-Wei Chen was 2-3 with a RBI/ C Chun-Chang Yeh was 0-3.
The Dragons fell to the Lions 2-0 on Wednesday. Wei-Yin Chen earned the L, despite allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 4 IP (5K's, 3BB's). Box
A - Lakewood won 6-5. YF Lin was charged with a blown save as he allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 1.2 innings. Box *edited
A - Greenville won 7-1. CH Lin blasted his 1st HR of the season. He was 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI's. Box
A+ - Lancaster is up 3-1 in the 7th. CH Chiang is currently 0-4. Box
A+ - High Desert is down 1-0 in the 7th. KH Lo is currently 1-3 with a walk. Box
AA - Akron lost 6-3. SW Tseng pitched in relief, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 2 IP. Box
AAA - Tacoma is up 5-0 in the 6th. YC Chen is currently 0-2 at the plate. Box
You can now add Nelson Figueroa (2007 Taiwan Series MVP with the Lions) to the short list of former CPBL players (including Ben Weber and Melvin Mora) who have made the jump over to the major leagues.