Lamigo Monkeys 8 Chinatrust Brothers 7

Lamigo Monkeys (40-16-1) at Chinatrust Brothers (30-25-3)
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

WP: No. 17 Cheng Cheng-Hao (2-0, 2.79 ERA)
LP: No. 20 Chiang Chung-Cheng (2-4, 4.68 ERA)
S: No. 20 Chen Yu-Hsun (20)
MVP: Lamigo 3B Lin Chih-Ping (2-6, R, game-winning RBI)

Home Runs:
Monkeys: No. 88 Lan Yin-Lun (3)
Brothers: No.1 Chen Tzu-Hao (17), No. 16 Chou Ssu-Chi (7), No. 1 Chen Tzu-Hao (18)

Game Notes:
  • Monkeys SP Lin Hua-Ching cruised through the first six innings until he allowed a three-run homer to Brother's young slugger Chen Tzu-Hao, his second of the game. Lin pitched six innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits, including three home runs. He also struck out eight and walked one batter. Lin saw his ERA inflate up to 5.61 from 5.06. 
  • Brothers outfielder Chou Ssu-Chi was lights out tonight, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. He also belted his 100th-career home run in the bottom of the first inning. He becomes the 17th CPBL batter to reach the 100-home run milestone. 
  • With the game tied at 7-7 in the top of the 10th inning, Lamigo's Lin Chih-Ping came through, hitting a double to right and belting in the much-needed go-ahead run. 
  • In the bottom of the 10th, Brothers' leadoff hitter Su Wei-Da hit a single to right off Lamigo closer Chen Yu-Hsun but was tagged out at second base on an assist by Lamigo RF Yang Yao-Hsun. 
  • Lamigo closer Chen Yu-Hsun collected his 20th save in the first half-season by escaping a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th inning. Chen becomes the first local player to notch 20 saves in the first half-season. 
  • The Lamigo Monkeys notched their 40th victories tonight, breaking the team record for most wins in a half-season. The team record was 39 wins in the first half of the 2014 season.
Attendance: 2,453
Game time: 4:07