Standing opposite of Kefu with an equally dominating effort off the mound was Lions ace Pan "Du Du" Wei-luen, whose eight spectacular innings of two-run ball (both unearned) on four hits would have easily gotten the righty a league-leading fourth win of the season, had second baseman Yang Seng not committed the fatal error in the sixth the led to both of the Elephants' runs in the game.
The Lions let out their frustration in Game 2 of the series on Wednesday with a convincing 9-3 win, powered by Chen Lien-hong's five-RBI game en route to a game-MVP selection.
The older brother of La New great Chin-fong has not exactly hit the ball particularly well during the first month of the season until he feasted off the Elephants pitchers with a stellar effort on Wednesday.
President starter Lin Yueh-pin was rock solid over seven scoreless innings for his first win of the season, allowing four scattered singles while fanning six and walking one.
As for the hapless Elephants, none of the three pitchers in the game was able to keep the Lions attack at bay, with starter Brian Rodaway taking the loss for yielding four runs on six hits in as many innings and reliever Wu Bao-shien dropping five more runs, also on six hits, but in just two innings of work.