It is time to head into match no 17 of Chinese Professional Baseball League which will see Rakuten Monkeys going up against Chinatrust Brothers. This would be the second match between the two sides in two days and once again the match will be played at the Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.
Talking about how the two teams fared in their last meeting, it was a closely fought contest between the two sides which was eventually won by Rakuten Monkeys. With this win, Rakuten registered their 6 wins of the season and remain unbeaten, whereas, Chinatrust Brothers have now lost 5 matches out of 7 and are looking in complete disarray.
Can the reigning champions Rakuten Monkeys make it 7 wins in 7 games, we will have to wait to get the results.
Date: 23rd April 2020
Time: 4:00 PM IST
Venue: Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Chinatrust Brothers: LLLWW
Rakuten Monkeys: WWWWW
Rakuten Monkeys Team News
Rakuten Monkeys: Cheng Jin, Chen Chen-Wei, Lin Li, Lin Hongyu, Lin Zhiping, Chen Junxiu, Justin Nicolino, Zhu Yuxian, Guo Yanwen/Liu Shihao
Chinatrust Brothers: Weichen Wang, Zhou Siqi, Zhang Zhihao, Jian Kunyu, Lin Zhisheng, Zhan Zixian, Huan En-Sih, Chen Zihao, Wu Dongrong
The Rakuten Monkeys have been phenomenal so far. Chen Junxiu was brilliant in the last game as he got 4 hits to his name from 5 counts. Lin Hongyu is another safe pick in the side as he has got 9 hits in the season so far from 6 matches.
Among the pitchers, the management has announced Justin Nicolino as their pitcher prior to the start of this match.
Talking about Chinatrust Brothers, they might enforce some changes after 5 losses this season. Lin Zhisheng is an unmissable pick here as he has 8 hit points from 7 matches so far. Wang Wei-Chen is another safe bet here as he has 12 hit points to his name from 7 matches in this season.
They have announced Huang En-Sih as their pitcher for this match.