Monday, October 26, 2009

HIGHS: 3-Peat for the Lions........ & LOWS: Another CPBL Scandal

Taiwan Series:
10/22 Thurs/Game 5: Elephants 5 - Lions 4 (10): game MVP: Kuan-Jen Chen 1-5, GWRBI in the 10th

10/24 Sat/Game 6: Elephants 5 - Lions 4 (17): game MVP: Chia-Rui Mai 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 K's, 3 BB's

10/25 Sun/Game 7: Lions 5 - Elephants 2: game MVP: Kuo-Ching Kao 1-4, 3 RBI

*The Lions have now won back to back to back championships - unfortunately for the team there is no Konami Cup to prove where it belongs on the Asian stage.

Scandals now becoming the norm rather than the exception in the CPBL:
There are new allegations regarding games being fixed in the CPBL. Allegations involve several big names in the CPBL, including former MLB player Chin-Hui Tsao, ex-Seibu Lion Chih-Chia Chang, Bulls slugger Chia-Hsien Hsieh, and former Red Sox farmhand and Bears reliever Kevin Huang. Several former and current players from 3 clubs (all but the Lions) are under suspicion for their involvement in the scandal.
Read more here and here.
Will they ever learn from past mistakes??!!

CLCS - Stage 2:
10/22 Thurs/Game 2: Giants 6 - Dragons 4: WY Chen L 3.1 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 3 K's, 1 BB

(Dragons eliminated 3-1. The team will look to resign Chen to a 1 year deal.)


*The Yomiuri Giants are hosting 6 Taiwanese university players who will be practicing with the nigun team at the EOM. Of those 6, the two most well known players are RHP's Keng-Hao Chang and Chih-Lung Huang (the Giants have followed Huang's career pretty closely).
The Baystars will be hosting former HS stars Kuan-Yu Chen and Wen-Hao Cheng also later this month.*Updated

1 comment:

Insurgent21 said...

I'm so sick of CPBL scandals...these players should be ashame of what they did. They are destroying baseball in Taiwan.