Lions 6 - Bulls 4:
WP - Chih-Chiang Chang (6-5, 5 IP, 3 R - 2 ER, 7 H, 2 K's, 4 BB's)
LP - Wilton Chavez (1-5, 1.1 IP, 4 R - 3 ER, 1 H, 1 K, 4 BB's)
LF Tai-Chi Kuo 1-4, 2B, RBI
DH Lien-Hung Chen 3-5, HR #13, 2 RBI's - game MVP
3B Tilson Brito 0-5
1B KC Kao 1-3
SS Ching-He Chuang 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI's
LF-C Da-Hung Cheng 2-4
RF Chien-Ming Chang 1-5
3B Tarzan 0-5, RBI
2B Chih-Wei Chen 4-5, 3B, RBI
SS Chung-Nan Lin 1-3, RBI
Current CPBL Standings:
2)Lions 31-16 0.5 GB
3)Elephants 26-18-1 4 GB
4)Whales 19-30 13.5 GB
5)Bulls 17-29 14 GB
6)T-Rex 16-32 16 GB
The Playoff Series (Best of 5) is scheduled to begin on October 17th, with the winner advancing to the Taiwan Series (Best of 7) - scheduled to start on October 25th. The CPBL champs will then participate in the Konami Cup - Nov.13th - 16th.
Chih-Hsien Yeh has been tabbed as the NT's HC for the next few years. He'll lead the way in next year's WBC, the World Cup in Sept. '09, and the 2010 Asian Games.
Coach Yeh was the 2007 TSEA Coach of the Year - leading the NT to Gold at the '06 Asian Games in Doha, and 3rd at the Intercontinental Cup in '06.
He was also the coach of the amateur NT that toured So Cal in '05 and almost the same roster that played in the '05 World Cup.
Like the Bulls, the La new Bears are also considering withholding their players from participating in the '09 WBC. This would have a devastating effect on the NT - Can you imagine slugger Chin-Feng Chen, IF Chih-Sheng Lin, RHP Chih-Chia Chang, RHP Wen-Hsiung Hsu, C Feng-Min Chen, & IF Chih-Wei Shih not being on the team?!
The Tigers lost 3-1. WC Lin was 0-1. Box