Lamigo Monkeys closer 陳禹勳 (Chen Yu-Hsun) recorded his 36th save of the season against Chinatrust Brothers and set a brand new CPBL single-season record for saves.  Chen entered the game in the bottom of 9th, with 13 pitches he successfully retired the final 3 batters while striking out 2 in the process.

New CPBL save record holder Chen Yu-Hsun

With save number 36 in the bag, Chen has broken the record that was previously set by former teammates Miguel Mejia back in 2014.  With 1 more game left in the 2017 season, Chen still have a chance to push his record to 37 saves..

This record (36 saves) I couldn’t have done it by myself.  There are so many people to thank, especially my teammates, coaches and my grandmother who passed away recently

I’m definitely going to let Mejia know about this after the game.  But since I don’t really speak English, I’ll probably just send the word 36 SV to him.  I’m fortunate the team is in a good shape this season.  If Mejia is still our closer, it’s very likely he will reach 40 saves” Said Chen Yu-Hsun after the game.

official poster showing Chen Yu-Hsun recording his record breaking 36th save.
#36! The new save record in CPBL. Photo Credit: (Lamigo Monkeys Facebook)

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