Cory Bailey continued his dominance over the opposing hitters on Wednesday night with seven impeccable innings of shutout ball on four hits to pace the dmedia T-Rex past the Chinatrust Whales 13-0 at the Taipei County Baseball Stadium in Sinjhuang.
The win was his fourth in a row since his return to Taiwan in mid-April, as he remained unbeaten at 4-0 with a miniscule ERA of 1.15 to lead the league.
Doing the damage with their bats was a heart of the order for the T-Rex consisting of Wang Chuan-jia, Lin “Wild Hog” Hong-yuan, and Kao Wei whose combined 7-for-11 with eight RBIs accounted for over 60 percent of their team’s total offense.
The contest began with neither offense being able to produce much over the first couple of innings until Kuo Ming-ren unloaded his first home run of the season, a solo shot to right off Whales starter Steve Watkins, followed by Kao’s RBI-single to put the T-Rex ahead 2-0 in the top of the third.
Watkins would pitch out of trouble without further damage in the third and worked a scoreless fourth and fifth before the T-Rex teed off against him in what ended up being a five-run sixth.
The T-Rex batted around the order with a pair of singles and doubles in addition to a balk called against the American right-hander to blow the game wide open at that point.
The 7-0 lead was more than ample for Bailey as he worked seven quick frames before Leovildo Pargas of Venezuela tossed a hitless eighth and ninth to keep the shutout intact.
Suffering the loss for the Whales was a wild Watkins who received no run-support whatsoever as he lasted six innings and allowed seven runs on nine hits with five walks in his fifth setback of the year.
The win by the T-Rex put them in a tie for third-place in the standings with the Brother Elephants as they swapped places with the Sinon Bulls who had beaten the top-ranked President Lions the night before to kick off the week with a bang.
LIONS 0, BULLS 0, POSTPONED
The scheduled contest between the President Lions and the Sinon Bulls at the Taichung Municipal Baseball Stadium was rained out and postponed until Monday, May 26th.