Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wang-Watch: Episode II

Chien-Ming Wang has no appeared in two Minor League games and has had some solid results thus far. His latest outing came last night in Potomac vs. the juggernaut lineup of the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks. Competition as it may be, the results really speak for themselves - Wang is on his way to the Majors.

His line for the evening is as follows - 4 IP. 1 H. 0 ER. 0 R. 2 BB. 2 K. Pretty outstanding. One hit over four innings is a great sign for someone in their 2nd start after extreme shoulder surgery. What's even better is that his GB/FB ratio was 5:1; and oh by the way, the fly ball came on the first batter of the game. With sinkerballers getting more sink on their ball as they get tired, it should be noted that his last two outs came on ground balls.

With the rules of "rehab appearances", my understanding is that Wang has just 30 days in the Minors before he must report to the big league roster (thanks to Rizzo signing him to a Major League deal) . My guess is that we will be seeing a trade (Marquis, Gorze, or Livo) in the next 20some days so that Wang can step right into the Major League rotation.

What say you, CapBallers? Will Wang be starting at the Major League level or will Riz trade him for spare parts?

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