Trying to rescue career, Wang finds form in rehab


CNA

TAIPEI–Hoping to revive a major league career that seems tenuous at best, Taiwanese right-hander Chien-Ming Wang had his best outing Monday since beginning rehab in the minor leagues earlier this month.

Wang pitched 6-1/3 scoreless innings in the Double-A Harrisburg Senators’ 5-1 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, allowing only two hits and walking none in his third rehab game.

Wang, who was put on the disabled list by the Washington Nationals on July 4 due to hip soreness, threw 52 strikes out of 75 pitches and retired 12 batters on groundouts thanks to his trademark sinker.

Wang had excellent sink on his best pitch,” Senators pitching coach Paul Menhart told Mid-Atlantic Sports Network’s Byron Kerr. “Hewas consistently hitting 90 to 93 mph. Wang had a great change-up all night. It was an impressive outing.”