Brothers Sweep Lions to Win Taiwan Series 中信兄弟5:0勝統一獅 4連勝摘第8座總冠軍

The Brothers earned the eighth trophy in team history of the Chinese Professional Baseball League's 32nd Taiwan Series championship. 
 


The CTBC Brothers defeated the Uni-President Lions 5 to 0 on Dec. 1 at Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium and were crowned the winners of the Chinese Professional Baseball League's 32nd Taiwan Series championship series. This was the eighth Taiwan Series win in team history. The Brothers went into the game with a 3-0 advantage over the Lions. Over 10,000 fans attended the decisive game. Starting pitcher Jose Valdez kept the Lions in check, while his teammates also performed well.

The Brothers scored their first point in the opening inning. In the top of the fourth, they scored two more points. They added two more in the top of the seventh to pad their lead. At the end, they even played their trump card, sending out pitcher Jose de Paula to close out the game and ensure a win. The Lions started pitcher Hu Chih-wei. He lasted six innings, giving up three points. He could only watch in frustration as the Brothers lifted the trophy.


First-year Brothers Manager Lin Wei-chu had beginner's luck, and said he was very happy but very tired. Team owner Jeffrey Koo was at the game and said he waited 20 years for this championship.

Lin Wei-chu, Manager, CTBC Brothers: “This season was especially long. I think it was exhausting for the players, because I'm pretty long-winded.”

The last time that the Brothers won the Taiwan Series was in 2010. In six of the last seven Taiwan Series, they finished as the runner-up. This year, they swept the Lions on the way to the trophy. The MVP was Chan Tzu-hsien. He said what he was feeling was indescribable.

 

 

 

 

黃色彩帶拋向台南球場,中信兄弟5:0打敗統一獅,收下中職32年總冠軍,隊史第8座總冠軍。已取得3連勝的黃衫軍,封王最後一哩路,吸引一萬名球迷進場,先發洋投華德茲,一路壓制對手打線,隊友也很給力。

開局搶下第1分,4局上搶2分,7局上,再添2分保險分,最後還派出王牌投手德保拉登板關門,中信兄弟就是不想夜長夢多。而獅隊先發胡智為主投六局、失3分,已是優質先發,無奈打線攻勢有限,只能看中信笑擁總冠軍。

總教練林威助執掌兵符第一年,搖身冠軍教頭,坦言好累但好幸福,到場見證光榮的老闆辜仲諒則說,等這一冠,等了20年!

中信兄弟總教練林威助表示:「今年的球季特別的長,然後我覺得球員是非常的辛苦,對,因為我平常也嘮叨的。」

中信兄弟前一座總冠軍已是2010年,加上前7年6度爭冠失利,「安心亞」不逕而走,等了11年,又用四場比賽收下勝利,如同拿下最有價值球員的詹子賢所言,一時之間難以言喻。