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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MLB.com: Wang stifles Cubs for first win since 2009

After two shaky starts, Chien-Ming Wang showed on Tuesday night that he still has life in his right arm as the Nationals beat the Cubs, 3-1, at Wrigley Field.

How good was Wang on this day? He looked like the pitcher who won a combined 38 games for the Yankees in 2006 and ‘07. In fact, he had a no-hitter after five innings, broken up in the sixth, when pinch-hitter Tony Campana led off the inning with an infield single.
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It was Wang’s first victory since June 28, 2009, against the Mets.

NTNgod Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:25 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:55 AM (#3896899)
Wang Victorious After Long Dry Spell.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:58 AM (#3896900)
Better headline: Wang stiffs Cubs for the first time since 2009.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:58 AM (#3896901)
It looked like the Cubs were in danger of being no-hit, so I'll take this outcome.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 10, 2011 at 05:00 AM (#3896902)
*dick joke*
   5. TerpNats Posted: August 10, 2011 at 06:12 AM (#3896914)
It took the third time for Wang to get it up.
   6. Curse of the Andino Posted: August 10, 2011 at 06:29 AM (#3896917)
Wang Satisfied on Third Date With Nats
   7. Walt Davis Posted: August 10, 2011 at 06:29 AM (#3896918)
Gentlemen ...

"Cubs can't touch Wang" is your headline.
   8. Something Other Posted: August 10, 2011 at 09:31 AM (#3896928)
Good for Chien-Ming. That's a long time between wins.
   9. Dale Sams Posted: August 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM (#3896933)
"Cubs expected to slap Wang around, find themselves on wrong end."
   10. Greg K Posted: August 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM (#3896935)
Good for Chien-Ming. That's a long time between wins.

I don't get this one.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM (#3896950)
Wang looked better in pinstripes, but he's overcome a lot to make it back. He's on a 1-year deal, so he should draw some interest if he stays healthy and effective the rest of the season.
   12. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:13 PM (#3896956)
Wang should definitely stay suited up, especially if he's going to play all over the place.
   13. OsunaSakata Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:15 PM (#3896958)
How about: Cubs with Healthy Wood, Wang Still Stiffs Them
   14. Dan Evensen Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:25 PM (#3896963)
Damn it! My wife is from Taiwan, and I wanted to take her to a Wang start before we left the country. Oh well. Maybe he'll still be around when we're back in two years.
   15. McCoy Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:47 PM (#3896982)
In Soviet Russia Wang beat you!
   16. Spahn Insane Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:59 PM (#3896989)
"You know whose fault it is, don't you? It is the fault of the Wang!"
   17. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:03 PM (#3896992)
I don't get this one.


It's the new black of Wang jokes: you say something so utterly straightforward that it self-ironizes and becomes an implicit dick joke. You'll get the hang of it with practice. See if you get this one:

"The Nationals really needed a good start from Chien-Ming Wang." It works on so many levels!
   18. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:06 PM (#3896994)
Wang Delivers Five Big 0's Before Wilting
   19. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:08 PM (#3896996)
It looked like the Cubs were in danger of being no-hit, so I'll take this outcome.

So you're saying there was a happy ending?
   20. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:56 PM (#3897040)
The north side of Chicago turns out to be a good place for Wang.
   21. Esoteric Posted: August 10, 2011 at 03:57 PM (#3897089)
Seriously, people? Seriously? Aren't we supposed to be the *smart* baseball website?
   22. PreservedFish Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:05 PM (#3897096)
Seriously, people? Seriously? Aren't we supposed to be the *smart* baseball website?

I don't get this one.
   23. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: August 10, 2011 at 05:34 PM (#3897173)
I don't get this one.


Yeah, he didn't put everything he had into it. (That's what she said!)
   24. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 11, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3897534)
Nats finally get something out of their rusty Wang.
   25. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: August 11, 2011 at 01:53 AM (#3897616)
I don't get this one.

That's Numberwang!
   26. Something Other Posted: August 11, 2011 at 02:33 AM (#3897666)
Seriously, people? Seriously? Aren't we supposed to be the *smart* baseball website?
I tried, g*ddammit! But somehow got caught up in a postpostmodern web of... something. It was pretty funny, I'll give him that.

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