Fubon Guardians will be playing host to Uni-Lions in the regular season of Chinese Professional Baseball League on Wednesday (IST). This is an important game for these two teams, with the winner set to cut the deficit on second place to just one game.
This game was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday but was postponed due to some undisclosed reasons. That said, the victory will be the only thing both these two teams will be aiming for as soon as they are out on the field, for this game is vital for both Guardians and Lions.
As things stand, both Lions and Guardians have won 10 and lost 13 games in 23 rounds, with Guardians sitting third only due to a better head-to-head record. With the top-spot looking out of reach for the rest of the teams in this league, with Rakuten Monkey making it their own, the second spot is the most realistic target for the remaining three teams, and at the moment, Chinatrust Brothers are holding the best of the rest tag with a 12-13 record on the season. That said, both Guardians and Lions are only two games behind Brothers and also have two games in hand, so the second spot is pretty much achievable for both.
Time: 03:10 PM IST
Fubon Guardians: LWLLW
Fubon Guardians won: 04
Uni-Lions won: 01
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Fubon Guardians: Lin Yiquan, Jian Zhixian, C Yung-Chi, Zhang Zhangwei, K Fu lin, Wang Zhengtang, Gao Guolin, S Chih-Chieh, Hu Jinlong
Uni-Lions: Chen Chong-Yu, D Pei Feng, C Cheng Wei, L An-Ko, Chen Jixian, S Chih-Chieh, F Kuo–Chen, C Chih Hsein, Su Zhijie
Chen Jixian is one of the key players for Uni-Lions, and will be one of the first names on the team sheet in this game.
Also, the likes of Su Zhijie and skipper Lin An-ko are also key figures on Uni-Lions' roster.
For Fubon Guardians, Hu Jinglong, who clocked 3 runs from 3 hits in the last game, will be starting.
Among the catchers, Dai Peifeng will be starting as he has been one of the regulars in the side. Lin Yiquan has scored 3 runs from the last 4 matches and is expected to start.
Both teams will be declaring their pitchers ahead of the start of the match. They will be announced at least 3 or 4 hours prior to the game.