Date: Apr 06, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
A big home run by the Lamigo Monkeys’ Liu “Doraemon” Shih-hao dominated sports
headlines in Taiwan and also drew the attention of a Major League Baseball (MLB) writer, while the Monkeys were seeking to maintain their winning ways in the CPBL, going to extra innings in their game against the Brothers Baseball Club at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium at press time last night.
In the second contest of a double-header against the Fubon Guardians in Taoyuan on Sunday evening, the home side won 6-5 in dramatic fashion.
The Monkeys trailed 3-4 late in the eighth inning, but had runners on the corners, prompting Lamigo manager Hung Yi-chung to call upon reserve catcher Liu to pinch hit.
Liu pulled the trigger on the first pitch, sending it over the rightfield fence for a three-run homer that put his team into the lead. [FULL STORY]