Chinatrust Brothers vs Fubon Guardians – CPBL April 25, 2020

It appears the Chinatrust Brothers are coming around! While their pitching has been superb throughout the beginning of the season, their bats have been cold cold. With their big win today of the Fubon Guardians, the Brothers move into a tie for second place in the CPBL.

They currently hold the tiebreaker as well; runs scored vs runs against. The Brothers have only managed 37 runs over their first 8 contests. That’s about 4.5 a game. Get this, though: Chinatrust pitching has only allowed 27 runs.

That is less than 3.5 per game and is easily the best in the league. Today’s game was never close.

The Brothers put up lucky number 7 in the first inning and the stellar pitching took it from there.

Chinatrust added a few more along the way and the shutout was preserved and the game ended with the Brothers racking up 21 hits and scoring 11

I would say their bats have come alive. We have known the talent is there. I hope this team can continue to improve because right now, it looks like the Rakuten Monkeys are going to swing, pun intended, their way to another Taiwan Series Title.

Chinatrust leadoff hitter, third baseman Weichen Wang went 2-4 and was one of 9 Brothers batters who had more than one hit. He is hitting .424 on the season to lead his team.

First baseman Su Wei Da had 4 hits bringing his batting average up near .300.

Want to hear something odd about this box score?

21 hits for the Brothers and zero home runs. They are undoubtedly going to need to hit a few more out of the park if they want to contend with the ballistic bats of the Monkeys.

On the Fubon Guardian side, pitcher Jiang Guohao was responsible for 14 of the hits and 10 runs! It was a very bad night for the 22-year-old, Guohao, who primarily pitched in a relief role last season. Today’s beatdown brought his career ERA up to 7.00. Something tells me he isn’t going to start the next time around.

BetOnline.AG has the betting odds for tomorrow’s games for us.

Let’s get to our predictions for the CPBL game between the Fubon Guardians and the proper pitching Chinatrust Brothers.

Chinatrust Brothers vs Fubon Guardians

Run Line

  • Fubon -1 (-105)
  • Chinatrust +1 (-125)

  • Guardians (-165)
  • Brothers (+125)
Run Total

  • Over 8.5 (-120)
  • Under 8.5 (-110)

Esmil Rogers takes the mound for the Brothers tomorrow.

The well-traveled 34-year-old from the Dominican Republic may have found a home for himself in the Chinese Taiwan Professional Baseball League.

The most effective pitching staff in the league this season, the Brothers have only given up 27 runs in 8 games.

They shut out the home Fubon Guardians today by a score of 11-0.

I’m thinking those bats have come alive as opposed to being one-and-done.

In his first appearance in the CPBL and with his new team the Chinatrust Guardians, Rogers started and threw 7 innings allowing 1 run while striking out 11!

Not bad for a new guy!

We don’t have too much reason to expect much different from the veteran.

Henry Sosa, who recently started the CPBL’s first bench-clearing brawl of the year is 1-1 on the season.

  • In 14 innings of work so far, his WHIP is 0.86 and ERA 1.93.
  • Last season, he threw two complete games out of the 12 he started finishing with a record of 8-2 with a WHIP of 0.81 and ERA of 1.56.

Whew, my man is good.

I am not touching this run line or moneyline. Both teams are 3-5 with very good starters taking the mound. Each team scores about as many runs as they give up.

Let’s calmly take the over 8.5 on the run total line.

Yes, I know I just raved about the starting pitching but CPBL bullpens, much like MLB relievers, can be very erratic.

My Pick
Run Total: OVER 8.5

In Conclusion

If you think you know who’s going to win this game then by all means, bet hard.

It’s a tough call, though.

Two mediocre teams with solid pitchers taking the mound.

If you average their respective runs for and runs against numbers, you get 42-41 over 8 games.

I think the score will stay low through about 6 innings.

Maybe 4-3 and then one of them will pile on a couple more giving us that winning bet on the over 8.5.

That’s the plan!

Tune in, turn up, and bet hard!

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.