*RHP Kai-Wen Cheng (album) reportedly turned down a $30k offer from the Twins.
*KDN is still shopping around RHP Wen-Hao Cheng, whose velocity has been down this year, he's now around 86-90mph.
*Bros Sports now represents Nan-Ying HS 2B Ping-Chieh Chen - 5'11'', 168lbs, bats L, throws R, time to 1st base around 4 seconds, high OBP player willing to take pitches, good swing but no power, below average arm.
*CSMG is closing in on Ku-Pao HS LHP Kuan-Yu Chen - 5'9'', 187lbs, 84-87mph, good control & command, curveball, slider.
*The CPBL is planning to start drafting graduating HS players in 2009 in order to compete against MLB and the NPB.
Whales 9 - Elephants 5:
WP - Wei-Ming Chu (1-2, 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 K's, 0 BB's) - game MVP
LP - Yu-Cheng Liao (9-2, 5 IP, 9 R - 3 ER, 6 H, 3 K's, 7 BB's) - 6 BB's came in the 2nd inning when the Whales would plate 8 runs!
2B Yi-Min Wang 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI's
DH Cheng-Chi Huang 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI's
C Yi-Wei Lee 0-5, RBI
CF Chin-Chang Lin 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI's
Chang-Heng Hsieh sufficiently enough to get a strong endorsement from him in regards to making the OG NT final roster.
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 2-5
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 2-4
1B Chia Chia 1-3, RBI
LF CYC 2-4, 2B, RBI
2B Hung-Sen Chu 2-4, RBI
3B Chiang-Ho Chen 1-4, RBI
Lions 5 - Bears 3:
WP - Yueh-Ping Lin (7-3, 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 5 K's, 2 BB's)
LP - Chin-Chih Huang (2-3, 0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 K's/BB's) - starter Chih-Chia Chang earned a ND despite allowing 1 run on 7 hits over 6.1 IP (7 K's, 1 BB)
CF Sung-Hsien Yang 2-5
2B Sen Yang 3-4, RBI
RF Wu-Hsiung Pan 3-5, 2B, HR #10, 3 RBI's - game MVP
3B Tilson Brito 2-5, RBI
1B KC Kao 2-5
DH Lien-Hung Chen 1-5, 2B
RF Chien-Wei Tsai 4-5, 2B, RBI
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 0-4
DH CFC 1-3, RBI
2B Chih-Tsung Chiang 2-4, RBI
R - The GCL Indians won 3-2. CH Chen was 1-3 with a RBI. Box
R - The GCL Red Sox won 3-2. CH Huang was 1-4 with a double and an error. CC Chen was 0-2. Box
R - The AZL Mariners lost 5-3. YW Chang threw 1 scoreless inning. Box
R - The GCL Tigers lost 5-2. CT Tang was 0-3 with his first SB of the year. Box
A+ - Lancaster is down 3-1 in the 5th. CH Chiang is 0-1. Box
Taiwan was swept by the US collegiate NT this summer as the team fell 5-2. Box/Pics
Taiwan will get a rematch with Japan in the third-place match-up tomorrow.