Lions’ Verdugo sees first CPBL perfect game

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 08, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Starting pitcher Ryan Verdugo made history yesterday for the Uni-President Lions when

The Uni-President Lions’ Ryan Verdugo pitches against the Brothers Baseball Club at Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium yesterday.  Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

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]

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