Date: Oct 08, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Starting pitcher Ryan Verdugo made history yesterday for the Uni-President Lions when
he pitched the first and only perfect game in Taiwanese professional baseball history against the Brothers Baseball Club at the Lions’ home park in Tainan.
Verdugo, a native of Pasadena, California, mowed down all 27 batters faced in the 1-0 victory, without issuing a walk and without the Lions fielders committing any errors.
The lefty, who had a stint with the Kansas City Royals in 2012, threw 92 pitches to get eight strikeouts, with no hits, no errors and no runs yielded on the night, giving him an 8-4 record in 26 starts and an ERA of 4.31.
The game was a tightrope thriller that remained scoreless on both sides into the ninth inning.
At the bottom of the ninth, Lions third baseman Kuo Fu-lin faced Brothers reliever Yang Chih-lung with the contest still nil-nil. [FULL STORY]