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Chien-Ming Wang continues to impress in minor leagues

Jul 7, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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From Geoff Morrow of the Harrisburg Patriot-News comes word that Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang tossed five scoreless innings Thursday against the Tigers’ Double-A affiliate.

Wang surrendered only two hits and issued no walks while reaching 92 mph at one point with his fastball.

Since beginning a minor league rehab assignment in late June, Wang has allowed only seven hits and two earned runs in 12 total innings. He’s fanned seven.

The 31-year-old still has some proving to do at the Triple-A level, but he would certainly seem to be on track to arrive in the nation’s capital by the end of July. Wang hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2009, when he posted a 9.64 ERA in 42 innings with the Yankees. He still holds a decent 4.16 career ERA.

  1. amr5026 - Jul 7, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    I was at the game tonight. His command was great and his sinker was working really well for him. Hopefully he’ll make a good contribution to the Nats at the end of the month. Too bad so few people at the game knew who he was.

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jul 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    I really liked the guy when he was with the Yanks. He was solid for 3 + seasons until he hurt his leg RUNNING THE BASES- something pitches shouldn’t be doing because they shouldn’t be hitting. But I digress- I wish him luck with a healthy return to prominence. Once he hurt his leg, he lost his sinker and guys were just teeing off on him. He was a class guy.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jul 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

      Yes, it is too bad that pitchers have to swing a bat and run. Who do they think they are, baseball players?

      • phukyouk - Jul 8, 2011 at 12:35 PM

        ZING!

        i still miss this guy.. wish the Yanks hung onto him

      • deathmonkey41 - Jul 8, 2011 at 2:05 PM

        No, they’re just pitchers! That’s the only purpose they should serve in a game. I don’t know many position players that would be kept in the big leagues if they were batting .054, but yeah, I guess they are equals.

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