Mandarin Minute: Chia-Jen Lo's 1st career save
In this Astros' version of the Mandarin Minute, Howard Chen discusses Chia-Jen Lo's historic first save from earlier in the week.
This past Tuesday, with the Astros holding on to a 5-4 lead over Oakland in the eighth, Lo was summoned from the bullpen. He got through the eighth inning, no problem. It was in the ninth inning, where things got hairy. The reason things became somewhat more nerve-wracking was because there were two balls that were close to becoming home runs. One ball was hit to the warning track. Then, Chris Young hit a ball that came what seemed like inches away from the foul pole in left field. If it hit the foul pole, it would be a home run. However, it was foul and Lo ended up striking out Young and also got the save.
It was historic because it was Lo's first career big-league save. Since he's the Astros' first-ever Taiwanese player, it also signifies the first-ever Astros save by a player from Taiwan. And now, there are rumblings around the baseball world, that Lo very well could be the Astros' closer, for the time being.