Monday, July 09, 2007

Hu Let the Dogs Out

Not that we're adding Rafael Furcal on the list of Dodgers veterans keeping the incredible batch of prospects down. But it was nice to see Chin-Lung Hu, Dodgers double-A prospect from Taiwan, lead the World team to victory in the All-Star Futures Game:

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chin-Lung Hu is known for his slick fielding at shortstop more than a big bat. The Los Angeles Dodgers' prospect showed Sunday he can hit a little too.

Hu had a pair of RBI hits and stole a base to lead the World team to a 7-2 victory over the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game.

"I want to be able to do both," Hu said. "I'm not a power hitter. I'm a good opposite field hitter. I'm not an A-Rod who's going to hit 40, 50, 60 homers."

The Double-A shortstop from Taiwan showed off some of his talents for former Giants great Juan Marichal's World team that featured players from 11 countries and territories.

He hit an RBI double off Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann in the first inning, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Seattle's Wladimir Balentien to give the World team a 2-0 lead. Hu added an RBI single in the third off Yankees prospect Joba Chamberlain to make it 3-0.

Hey, if Hu was one of the kind who could hit 60 homers, the Dodgers could use him immediately. Having said that, we're sticking with Furcal, but it's still great to see a Dodger organization player perform in San Francisco.