Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1st, 2008 Urumqi at Lanzhou

A friend of my wife's is visiting tonight, so this will be a shorter post. Enjoy!

May 1st, 2008

Urumqi Flying Tigers at Lanzhou Refiners

LANZHOU – After a huge six-run first inning outburst, Lanzhou held on to beat the visiting Flying Tigers by a 11-8 score.

Good pitching was in short supply this afternoon. Both teams used a combined total of 10 pitchers, gave up 26 hits in all, including 19 runs total. Somehow, Urumqi was able to score 8 runs despite not drawing a walk the entire afternoon.

Six home runs were hit in all, including two for unheralded Urumqi slugger Turkey Stearnes. Stearnes, who hits behind legendary slugger Babe Ruth, hit his third and fourth homers of the season in a losing cause.

Lanzhou’s win didn’t help them much in the Northwestern League standings, as both first place Wuhan and second place Jinan won. Urumqi, despite all the slugging and an extremely hitter friendly ballpark, fell to seventh place.

Click here for boxscore.

Today’s Other Games

Northeastern League

Beijing Red Dragons 5, Beijing Mets 0 At Mets. The Mets’ nine game winning streak ended at the hand of their cross-town rivals. Red Dragons ace Hisashi Yamada out-dueled Lefty Grove, holding the potent Mets offense to a mere two hits.

Shenyang Defenders 9, Harbin Icecaps 2 At Shenyang

Nishinomiya Tigers 8, Tianjin Lions 4 (10) At Tianjin

Northwestern League

Jinan Leopards 9, Xi’an Wild Geese 3 At Jinan

Taiyuan Kylin 4, Luoyang White Horse 3 At Taiyuan

Wuhan Turtles 8, Zhengzhou Dragons 6 At Zhengzhou. The Dragons have now lost six in a row.

Southwestern League

Lhasa Monks 4, Chengdu Spice 1 At Chengdu

Chongqing Fog 6, Yunnan Bulls 1 At Chongqing

Fuzhou Whales 4, Xianggang Reds 3 At Fuzhou

Taibei Brother Elephants 7, Guangzhou Fire 3 At Guangzhou

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