*The NT lost to the Sinon Bulls 9-4 on Wednesday. Despite outhitting the Bulls 13-9, the NT could not cash in with men on base. The team also continued to struggle defensively - particularly on the left side of the infield.
Starter Yueh-Ping Lin pitched 3 innings, allowing 3 runs. He was clocked at a high of 91 mph.
CJ Lo, who despite hitting 94 mph on the gun was charged with 4 runs in 2/3 of an inning of work.
Offensively, Che-Hsuan Lin collected 2 more hits (2-4) while Yi-Chuan Lin, Chih-Hsien Chiang, and Chia Chia also had 2 hits each.
In the 3 game series, bright spots offensively for the NT were:
1)Che-Hsuan Lin - .500 BA, 6 BB's, 2 RBI
2)Yi-Chuan Lin - .500 BA, 2 BB's, 3 RBI
3)Chih-Hsien Chiang - .500 BA, 1 BB, 2 RB
The top 2 starting pitchers in the 3 game series:
1)Chen-Chang Lee - 0.00 ERA, 5 IP, 5 K's, 1 BB
2)Hong-Wen Chen - 2.25 ERA, 4 IP, 1 K, 2 BB's
The NT will now prepare to head to Japan shortly and will receive a small shot in the arm as Fu-Te Ni and Wei-Chu Lin are set to join the squad. The NT is scheduled to scrimmage the Yomiuri Giants on March 2nd and the Seibu Lions on the 3rd.
*Fu-Te Ni picked up a W for the Tigers after a 1-2-3 8th inning against the Atlanta Braves.
*CMW will be the #2 starter in the Yankees rotation according to manager Joe Girardi.
*Brother Elephants OF Ming-Hsien Lin will need surgery for a fractured right knee. He suffered the injury in the warmup match against the NT.