Lamigo Monkeys 3 Fubon Guardians 1

Fubon Guardians (9-12) at Lamigo Monkeys (12-9)
Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
Friday, August 11, 2017

WP: No. 74 Zeke Spruill (11-2, 2.42 ERA)
LP: No. 44 Scott Richmond (6-6, 4.76 ERA)
S: No. 20 Chen Yu-Hsun (27)
MVP: Lamigo SP Zeke Spruill (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K)

Home Runs:
Guardians: None
Monkeys: No. 23 Yang Yao-Hsun (5)

Game Notes:

  • Chen Chun-Hsiu's bases-loaded sac fly in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game-winning RBI as Zeke Spruill and the Lamigo Monkeys edged Scott Richmond and the Fubon Guardians in a well-pitched game in Taoyuan. 
  • Spruill was dominant for the second consecutive outing, allowing just one run as he moves into a tie for the CPBL lead in wins with teammate Zack Segovia. 
  • Richmond turned in a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings. He has allowed three or fewer runs in three straight starts. 
  • Spruill has not allowed a home run in 63.1 consecutive innings, a streak that dates back to May 26.

Attendance: 2:45
Game time: 5,014


  1. I wrote a comment earlier today regarding the fact that professional teams in the homer-happy era should look for more ground ball pitchers, a comment inspired by Zeke Spruill's success in preventing home runs this season, as reported above. However, the comment has since apparently been deleted. Is there are a problem with your system, or do you routinely delete published comments? This is not the first time that one of my comments has disappeared from your site, and I won't waste my time commenting on your posts if they are not published.

    1. Hi. No, we did not and would never delete an intelligent baseball post! In fact, we really enjoy your insightful comments. I didn't receive an email notification that said you posted (and we usually do). So perhaps it was a site error... Sorry about that but no, we would never delete a relevant post from a reader!

    2. Guys like Kern and Woodall are getting more than 2:1 ground outs to fly outs....woodall pitches to contact more than Spruill who gets weak contact as his hits/9 show.

      Loree went from over 50% GBO career but his numbers this year have dipped well below that for reasons I have no idea.

      The one problem with groundball pitchers is their defense. This league has a knack for making routine plays look difficult...

      Thanks for the comments, always insightful and sorry for the technical problems


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