Chinatrust Brothers 5 Lamigo Monkeys 4

Lamigo Monkeys (33-23) at Chinatrust Brothers (27-30-1)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Taichung International Baseball Stadium

WP:  No. 97 Mitch Lively (7-8, 4.05 ERA)
LP:   No. 15 Lin Hua-Ching (3-6, 5.60 ERA)
SV: No. 43 Li Zhen-Chang (13)
MVP:  Brothers SS No. 14 Wang Sheng-Wei (1 HR, 2 RBI)

Home Runs:
Monkeys: None
Brothers:  Wang Sheng-Wei (10), Chang Chih-Hao (22)

Monkeys: SS Chen Chen-Wei
Brothers:  3B Wang Wei-Chen

Game Notes:

  • The first three innings' onslaught of the Monkeys was intense tonight, relying on a series of hits and three walks to go on top. Then the Brothers decided on an early call to the bullpen as six relievers were used to complete the final six innings, giving up no runs.

  • Monkeys DH Lin Cheng-Fei was originally the main shortstop of the Monkeys. Lin has missed nearly 3 months because of an injury so manager Hung I-Chung hit him first tonight to get him more at-bats. Although he only had one hit, he hit the ball hard several times, showing he has fully recovered.

  • Brothers SS Wang Sheng-Wei bombed a two-run home run to tie the game in the third inning. It was his 10th homer this season as he reached double-digit homers for the first time in his 11-year career. His previous high in a season was seven in 2008.

  • Monkeys 3B Liang Chia-Jung nade an incredible catch in the second inning. He rushed to the fence to chase a foul ball and fell into the press area after making the catch. He is working hard to make the roster for his first Taiwan Series.

Attendance: 3,606
Game time: 3:14