Lamigo Monkeys just 1 win away from capturing the 2017 CPBL Taiwan Series with the 19-3 blowout victory over Chinatrust Brothers at game 3 of the Taiwan Series.

Monkeys starting pitcher Zack Segovia did what he does best, going out there and get the job done.  As Segovia cruises through 8 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 walk and 2 earned runs with only 97 pitches.

With Brothers starting pitcher 洪宸宇 (Hung Chen-Yu) was pulled after 2.1 innings and charged with 8 earned runs, Brothers was forced to activate their bullpen early, however the bullpen was unable to stop the bleeding.

Monkeys’ lineup continued to hammer Brothers pitchers throughout the game, providing plenty of support to Zack Segovia by scoring 19 runs over 21 hits.  With Monkeys 20 years old shortstop 林承飛 (Lin Cheng-Fei) being the major contributor finished the night 3-for-5 with 8 RBI.  Lin also breaks the Taiwan Series RBI record in a single game.

“All the credits goes to our hitting coach with the pre-game hitting strategy.  Despite breaking the Taiwan Series record for most RBI in a single game, it’s no time to get excited as the team still need 1 more win to the 2017 Taiwan Series”  Said 林承飛 (Lin Cheng-Fei) the new Taiwan Series record holder.

“It’s not everyday the team can score so many runs in a single game, it’s a big surprise for me.  Our coaching team spent a lot of time before the game analyse and focusing on Brothers G3 starting pitcher, and we’re able to get good result out of it.” – Monkeys skipper 洪一中 (Hong I-Chung).

Monkeys take game 3 of the best-of-seven Taiwan Series. Final Score Monkeys 19 – Brothers 3
Monkeys take game 3 of the best-of-seven Taiwan Series. Final Score Monkeys 19 – Brothers 3

Record breaking night at Taiwan Series

Monkeys scored a lot of runs in game 3, so instead of doing play-by-play recap.  Let’s jump straight to the most important things, all the records that was broken in game 3 of the Taiwan Series.

  • Lamigo Monkeys scored 19 runs, 17 RBI.  New Taiwan Series record.  (Former record 15 runs, 14 RBI back in 1996)
  • 林承飛 (Lin Cheng-Fei) 8 RBI in a single game.  New Taiwan Series record.  (Former record was 6 RBI back in 2016 and 2001)
  • 林承飛 (Lin Cheng-Fei) being the youngest player to hit a home run in Taiwan Series at the age of 20 years and 206 days.  (Former record was 22 years and 4 days back in 1998)
  • 22 total combined runs scored in Taiwan Series.  (Former record was 19 runs back in 1998, 2016 and 2017)
  • 16 runs different in Taiwan Series.  (Former record was 13 back in 1996)
  • 陳柏豪 (Chen Po-Hao) being the young pitcher to play in the Taiwan Series at the age of 18 years and 276 days.  (Former record was 19 days and 75 days back in 2014)

Fun moment from G3 of Taiwan Series

Chinatrust Brothers keeping up with the theme of having Taiwanese MLB players to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Chicago Cubs RHP 曾仁和 (Tseng Jen-Ho) was invited to throw the 1st pitch before the game.

Since it’s Halloween nights, quite a lot of fans showed up to the game in full costumes.  Here’s one of the Brothers female fans with the zombie makeup in attendance.

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