Chinatrust Brothers 8 Lamigo Monkeys 2

Lamigo Monkeys (28-13) at Chinatrust Brothers (22-19-2)
Friday, May 26, 2017
Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

WP: No. 38 Bruce Kern III (4-3, 4.45 ERA)
LP: No. 74 Zeke Spruill ( 7-1, 1.85 ERA)
MVP: Brothers SP Bruce Kern III (8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)

Home Runs:
Monkeys: No. 85 Chu Yu-Hsien (10, 11)
Brothers: No.1 Chen Tzu-Hao (12), No. 11 Chiang Chih-Hsien (15)

Game Notes:
  • Monkeys SP Zeke Spruill struggled throughout his short outing, pitching only five innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits, including two home runs. He also struck out three and walked three batters. Spruill saw his ERA inflated up to 1.85 from 1.08. He also took the loss for the very first time in this season.
  • Brothers SP Bruce Kern dazzled throughout the game, pitching eight stellar innings of five-hit ball while striking out six and walking two.
  • With the Monkeys leading 1-0 in the bottom of the second, the Brothers got to Spruill with five runs on four hits including a three-run homer by Brothers' Chen Tzu-Hao. The Brothers took a 5-1 lead and cruised along for the rest of the game.
  • The only highlight of Lamigo's offense was Chu Yu-Hsien. The rookie not only belted two homers but also robbed a home run off Brothers' veteran Peng Cheng-Min in the bottom of the fourth. Tonight marked the third time Chu has homered multiple times in a game in his young career.

Game time: 2:51


  1. Zeke Spruill was literally crushed in this game whom I thought he was lucky in his last two starts against the Brothers that is what I thought.


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