CPBL: seventh victory for Kamada Yuya


Starting pitcher Kamada Yuya gave another fine performance in leading his Uni-President Lions team to an 8-2 triumph over the Brother Elephants this past weekend.

Chinese Taipei, Jason Pan

Starting pitcher Kamada Yuya gave another fine performance in leading his Uni-President Lions team to an 8-2 triumph over the Brother Elephants this past weekend.

Kamada now has a perfect 7-0 record, the best in CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League), the top baseball league in Chinese Taipei, thus far this season.
The Japanese right-hander’s excellent start has been one of the leading stories in CPBL this year.
Kamada is far ahead of competition with 7 wins, as seven other pitchers are in second place with only 3 victories to their account.
Already staking claim as the best pitcher this season, Kamada also possesses the league’s best ERA at 1.75.
It is his first season in Chinese Taipei, but Kamada is making a big impact, helping the first place Uni-President Lions open up a commanding 6-game lead atop the league table.
A veteran of Japanese NPB pro league, Kamada had 8 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, before coming over to CPBL this year.
In the game at Taipei City‘s “Tienmu” ballpark in the weekend, Kamada went 7 innings to yield only 2 runs on 9 hits, and with 7strikeouts against the Brother Elephants for the triumph.
The Uni-President Lions had 11 hits, and scored 6 runs in the 4th inning to seal the outcome.
Speaking to the press after the game, Kamada said, “I do what’s necessary to limit the damage when opponents got runner on base. I had good support from my teammates, on defense and run production. So winning in baseball is not by me alone, it’s a team effort… I hope the good results will continue through the rest of this season.”