The Syracuse Chiefs announced today that Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is scheduled to start for the Chiefs on Wednesday, May 9. Wang will pitch in Syracuse for the second straight season, after the right-hander made two rehab starts with the Chiefs in 2011.
Wang is slated to pitch for the Chiefs against the Durham Bulls in Wednesday night's game starting at 7:00pm. The 2006 American League Cy Young runner-up is currently 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts on a rehab stint between Advanced-A Potomac and Class-A Hagerstown.
The right-hander has tossed 10 innings and has allowed seven hits, three runs (two earned) and one walks while striking out ten. Wang is recovering from a strained left hamstring suffered on March 15 in a spring training game.
Wang is 59-29 with a 4.15 ERA in 120 games (115 starts) over his Major League career with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Wang pitched for the Yankees from 2005 to 2009 after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2000. The 31 year-old had his best season in 2006 when he compiled a 19-6 record with a 3.63 ERA. Wang led the American League that season with 0.5 home runs allowed per nine innings.
Last season, Wang was 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts for the Nationals in his second season with the team. Wang was signed by Washington in 2010, but missed the entire season due to shoulder surgery.
Tickets for Wednesday's game and all other Syracuse Chiefs homes games can be purchased in person at the Chiefs ticket office at Alliance Bank Stadium, by calling 315-474-7833, or online at SyracuseChiefs.com.
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