Cody leads Brother Elephants to league final in Taiwan
Chris Cody sure has made a name for himself overseas this season, and Codeman came up very clutch for the Brother Elephants in a win-or-go-home game on Sunday. Revs fans have often seen clips on Facebook of Cody being interviewed through a translator, wearing a lei on Taiwan television as their oft-selected player of the game this season. So rising to the occasion is nothing new, but his last start was a true masterpiece. Many a video clip to follow.
Cody tossed a 3-0 complete game shutout to defeat the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions in New Taipei City, needing just 115 pitches to strike out a career-high-tying 14 batters in the game. The game amounted to a must-win for his team in the regular season finale, as the Elephants clinched a second half title and a berth in the best-of-seven championship series against the Lamigo Monkeys beginning on Saturday.
Watch here for video of Cody’s 14 strikeouts.
Click here to view the entire game.
Here is video of the Elephants’ postgame celebration.
And finally, here is the link for the CPBL’s entire video page, featuring full games, highlights, and links to each broadcast for the upcoming championship series.
Here’s wishing Cody and the Elephants the best for the upcoming series. He’s hoping to finally be part of a championship celebration – the 2011 Revs won the league title after Cody’s contract had been purchased by the Atlanta Braves, and last year in winter ball he was part of a championship team in the Dominican Republic, but wasn’t able to join the celebration, as not every player on the team traveled. His team clinched on the road, while he was kept behind to prepare for the next day’s start at home in a game that ended up not being necessary.
In other overseas Revs news, we ran into Logan Williamson who confirmed that he is headed back to Puerto Rico for winter ball in the coming weeks. We’ll have updates on Revs players in winter leagues as we get a bit deeper into those seasons.