Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 22nd, 2008: Lhasa at Xianggang

April 22nd, 2008

Lhasa at Xianggang

XIANGGANG – The Lhasa Monks tightened their hold on the Southwestern League lead, exploding for 5 runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the cellar-dwelling Reds.

Reds pitcher Dobson did a good job of holding back the Monks offensive attack, giving up only five hits in eight innings of work. He left with his team down 4-3, but that didn’t last long.

Willie Hernandez came in from the bullpen to hold the Monks, and didn’t even come close. Hitters Curt Flood, Sammy Sosa and George Giles greeted Hernandez with three straight singles. Larry Andersen came in to put out the fire, and promptly gave up a hit to Roberto Alomar. Dan Quisenberry, the Lhasa closer, reached on an error and was forced at second by Paul Molitor’s grounder. With two on and one out, Gene Tenace came up and cleared the bases with a big double. By the time all was said and done, five more runs were tallied for the visitors, putting this game out of reach.

The two teams take Wednesday off, and meet again on Thursday. Mike Scott is anticipated to start for the Reds against the Monks’ Schoolboy Rowe.

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Today’s Other Games

Northeastern League

Nishinomiya Tigers 4, Beijing Red Dragons 3 At Nishinomiya

Beijing Mets 11, Seoul Blue Dragons 8 At Seoul

Shenyang Defenders 11, Tianjin Lions 0 At Tianjin

Tokyo Giants 4, Harbin Icecaps 3 At Tokyo

Southeastern League

Shanghai Red Sox 10, Nanjing Monarchs 3 At Nanjing

Ningbo Stallions 4, Hefei Hope Stars 2 At Ningbo. Classic Japanese matchup, as Hefei’s Dihigo and Ningbo’s Wakabayashi both went 8 strong innings.

Suzhou Artisans 6, Shanghai White Sox 3 At Shanghai

Wenzhou Merchants 3, Hangzhou Eagles 1 At Wenzhou. Wenzhou pitcher Virgil Trucks was injured, should miss 14 days.

Northwestern League

Jinan Leopards 12, Wuhan Turtles 4 At Jinan

Lanzhou Refiners 10, Taiyuan Kylin 9 (10) At Lanzhou

Urumqi Flying Tigers 9, Luoyang White Horse 3 At Luoyang. Urumqi starter Warren Spahn goes the distance, earning his first win of the season.

Zhengzhou Dragons 5, Xi’an Wild Geese 4 (10) At Xi’an

Southwestern League

Fuzhou Whales 8, Chengdu Spice 1 At Chengdu. Fuzhou starter Dwight Gooden goes the distance, giving up only 7 hits and striking out nine. Chengdu starter Bret Saberhagen injured in the first inning, will miss 14 days.

Chongqing Fog 2, Guangzhou Fire 0 At Guangzhou

Taibei Brother Elephants 10, Yunnan Bulls 7 At Taibei. Wild game, which Taibei won in the bottom of the 9th on a Bill Terry three run homer to right.

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