Sunday, November 02, 2008

Behind Luther Hackman's Dominating Performance, Lions Repeat as CPBL Champs!

Game 7 MVP

CPBL Taiwan Series - Game 7:
Lions 4 - Elephants 0: (attendance: 12,000)

WP - Luther Hackman (9 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 4 K's, 2 BB's) - game MVP - second win of the Series

LP - Chia-Rui Mai (3 IP, 2 unearned R, 5 H, 1 K/BB)

Lions lineup:
CF Wu-Hsiung Pan 1-4
DH Lien-Hung Chen 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
1B KC Kao 1-4
3B Tilson Brito 2-3

Elephants lineup:
LF CYC 1-4
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 0-4
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 0-3
DH Chia Chia 0-4
1B Chin-Yong Wang 2-3

*Despite all of the negative implications from the gambling scandal, the crowd came out in full force for the playoffs. The 2008 Taiwan Series set an all-time record for total attendance (with 96,825) by smashing the previous record of 86,696 set in 2003 between the Bulls and Elephants (a Series won in 6 games).

The Lions will now prepare for the Konami Cup taking place Nov. 13th - 16th.

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Maos said...

i hope the lions don't disappoint at the konami cup. last year was a disaster.

TTT said...

Agreed, they were an offensive juggernaut during the regular season and through out the CPBL playoffs. Was shocked by the blowout loss to the Wyverns - looks like they'll get another shot at it this year against them.