The Cubs inked their third kid from Taiwan: RHP Hsin-Hong Tsai from Chiayi County's Tong-Shi HS. He follows his predecessors: Hong-Wen Chen and Chih-Hsiang Wen (has since been released). Tsai stands 6'0'' & is listed at 177 pounds (may be closer to ~150 pounds). His pitching repertoire includes a FB that tops out at 90 (sits around 86-89), below avg breaking stuff, below avg command, decent arm action, - he has some projectability. The Cubs beat out the Twins by signing him for $130k.
A+ - High Desert is down 7-5 in the 7th. KH Lo has slammed his 8th HR of the year (doubling last year's output), he's 2-3 with a double, a BB, 2 RBI's, and his 17th SB of the year. Box
A+ - Lancaster is tied at 4 in the 8th. CH Chiang is 0-4. Box
Taiwan lost 3-2 to the US in 11 innings. Taiwan has lost all 3 of its games by 1 run (also to Japan and South Korea). Box
Despite the loss, Taiwan is matched up against the US again on Saturday in one semifinal.
More bad publicity for an already struggling league: A bomb shell was dropped by T-Rex GM Chin-Hsin Shih who made allegations that CPBL games are still being fixed.
Lions 10 - T-Rex 9 (10):
Brief highlights -
*Rex 1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh blasted HR #10 and was 2-5 with 3 RBI's.
*Lions OF Wu-Hsiung Pan was 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI's. Teammates 3B TB was 1-5, 1B KC Kao was 2-4 with 2 RBI's, C Chun-Hui Chen was 2-4 with HR #1 and 3 RBI's, reserve SS Tzu-Sung Wang was the game MVP - going 3-3 with a RBI.
Elephants 8 - Bulls 7 (12):
Brief highlights -
*Elephants LF CYC was the game MVP, as he hit HR #9 and was 3-6 with 2 RBI's - his teammates: 1B Chia Chia was 2-6 with a RBI, 2B Keng-Hsin Liu was 3-6, P Chia-Rui Mai won his 3rd game of the year - 1 ER on 3 H over 5 IP (3K's, 1BB).
*For the Bulls, DH Tarzan was 3-6 with a double and 3 RBI's. Teammates OF Chien-Ming Chang was 1-6 with a double and LF Da-Hung Cheng was 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI's.