Well now, things are sure getting interesting down there in the minor leagues...
Last night Chien-Ming Wang pitched in AA Harrisburg against the Erie SeaWolves and he was utterly dominant. Facing his best competition yet, Wang threw 5 innings of 2 hit ball, striking out 2 while walking none. And to make matters more interesting, he did it all in just 43 pitches. Wow.
His fastball reportedly touched 92 MPH, right around his career average of 92.5 MPH.
His sinker was dropping like an anchor - 9 groundball outs to 3 flyball outs.
He looks like vintage Chien-Ming Wang. Lets check out his total numbers from his 3 stops in Low-A, High-A, and AA.
3 Games. 12 IP. 1.50 ERA. 0.75 WHIP. .171 BAA. 7 K. 2 BB.
Wang will be in the Majors in the next two weeks with all indications showing that he is ready to contribute and earn his paycheck. I couldn't be more excited - now to figure out who gets dropped from the rotation...