Uni Lions 7 Chinatrust Brothers 4

Uni Lions (14-7) at Chinatrust Brothers (7-14)
Chengcing Lake Baseball Stadium, Kaohsiung
Friday, August 11, 2017

WP: No. 44 Alfredo Figaro (5-7, 6.00 ERA)
LP: No. 78 Orlando Roman (4-5, 4.10 ERA)
S: No. 12 Chen Yun-Wen (4)
MVP: Lions No. 32 Su Chih-Chieh (4-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 2B)






Home Runs:
Lions: None
Brothers: No. 7 Chang Chih-Hao (15)




Game Notes:


  • Lions SP Alfredo Figaro continued his impressive second-half as he owned the Brothers tonight in a six-inning, three-hit performance that pushed his record to 3-0 in the second half-season. The quality start was the right-hander's fourth straight as he has allowed 12 earned runs in his last 30 frames. Figaro was supported by Su Chih-Chieh, who tied a career high with four hits and collected three RBI. With the win over the last-place Brothers, the Lions take the first of three and still have a one-game lead over the Lamigo Monkeys.
  • Brothers SP Orlando Roman went seven innings tonight which helped rest the tired bullpen. The veteran yielded six runs on 12 hits. Roman was visibly upset with the strike zone throughout his start as the seemingly shrinking zone has become a serious talking point, yet again. Even manager Cory Snyder voiced his displeasure at the home plate umpire's inconsistency in the second inning.
  • Chen Chieh-Hsien came into tonight's match up hitting .448 against the Brothers this year and the rookie kept that trend going tonight. Chen reached base in all five of his plate appearances tonight and finished a perfect 2-for-2 with three walks while scoring three times and knocking in another.
  • Brothers clean-up hitter and CF Chang Chih-Hao hit his first extra-base hit in his last six contests. The two-run shot off the Lions' bullpen drew the Brothers to within two. Entering tonight's match, Chang was 3-for-20 -- all singles -- with 9 Ks. In fact, the home run was just the second extra-base hit between the Brothers No. 3 and No. 4 batters in their last 40 at-bats combined. Chiang Chih-Hsien has just one extra-base hit in his last 23 at-bats (6-for-23). The Brothers are 1-5 in their last six.


Attendance: 3,408
Game time: 3:25

Comments

  1. I wondered why the Uni-Lions did not dump Figaro after his brutal first half. The team clearly saw something that must have convinced management that Figaro had been the victim of bad luck and that his luck would change, as it has so far in the second half.

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    1. This comment seemed to work without problem. Strange... it's a shame no one else comments on this site because you raise some great points. Not sure if you're on Facebook, but perhaps if you were to comment on our Facebook posts instead it might lead to more discussion? Just an idea. Anyway thanks for the comments.

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    2. It may have been a case of the team not being able to find somebody with stuff like Figaro.

      Pitching with confidence changes everything.

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