• Chien-Ming Boom-A-Wang

    Posted by on July 27th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    He’s back!  Via the Washington Post

    Washington RHP Chien-Ming Wang is expected to start Friday, his first major league start since July 4, 2009. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Wang, who has been recovering from his 2009 shoulder surgery, will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

    Good for the Wanger. Seemed like a nice kid. Nice to see his sticking with it pay off with a big league start.

    Comments on Chien-Ming Boom-A-Wang

    1. Raf
      July 27th, 2011 | 2:11 pm

      I know I’ll be rooting for him.

    2. redbug
      July 27th, 2011 | 5:50 pm

      They’re playing the Mets, so those of us in the NY area can watch the game.

      On Sunday, Tyler Kepner of The NY Times, wrote a column about our old friend and said, “Wang threw one sinker at 94 miles per hour in his last start, against Buffalo, but on Sunday, he topped out at 91. He tied up some hitters with a slider but did not generate ground balls the way he used to. Eighteen batters put the ball in play off him. Half were in the air.

      “He’s fighting to get the sinker as consistent as possible,” Knorr said. “I think there’s times when he might have wanted to go to another pitch, but he decided, ‘I need to get this sinker going — that’s the way I pitch,’ so he chose to do that. That’s what they do when they’re down here. They’re trying to find that pitch that made them successful in the past.”

      “Wang said he still could add 2 or 3 m.p.h. to his sinker. He guessed that he was 80 percent to 90 percent as effective as he used to be…”

    3. Raf
      July 29th, 2011 | 7:43 pm

      Tough 1st inning for CMW

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