LUCKY ESCAPE:Lo Chia-jen of the EDA Rhinos started the ninth with a 7-3 lead, but was relieved by Huang Sheng-hsiung after he handed the Brothers three runs
Date: Jun 22, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
The Lamigo Monkeys concluded a four-game home stand with a convincing 5-1 victory over the
Uni-President Lions at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium yesterday.
The win marked the second straight game that the Monkeys pitchers held the Lions to a lone run, capping the total runs allowed by the Primates to just four over three games.
Starter Hsu “Cat Man” Ming-chieh was not at his best, but he managed to pitch out of trouble on several occasions to hold the Lions to only one run on the eight hits he gave up over seven innings in his first start in more than a month.
“[Being a starter] is different from my previous relieving role, so it takes some getting used to,” Hsu said about being promoted to the starting role after spending more than a month in the bullpen.
The Monkeys needed little time getting to Justin Thomas with two quick runs off the Lions starter when Yu Teh-lung doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Lin Chih-sheng’s sacrifice fly, before back-to-back singles by Lin “Chubby Kid” Hung-yu and Chen Chun-hsiu made it 2-0 in favor of the hosts. [FULL STORY]