Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jalisco beat Mazatlan on the 6th but have lost 7 games straight since then and fallen to last place in the league with a 12-16 record, 5 games behind Culiacan in the first half of the LMP season.
The Aguilas de Mexicali and the Naranjeros de Hermosillo have shut out the Charros in 4 straight games. If you take into account the first game of the series with the Aguilas, where the Charros did not score until they scored 2 runs in the 9th, Jalisco has been held scoreless for 44 out of 45 innings.
The Charros, in getting shut out for four straight games, 36 scoreless innings, were held to 14 hits.They were pitiful with runners in scoring position going an abysmal 1 for 31 (.032) in those situations.
Although the pitching wasn't bad per say, without run support even Jacob DeGrom would find it tough to win a game.
If the Charros expect to contend in the second half of the season the hitting must improve by leaps and bounds.
Melky Mesa was hit by a pitch, challenged by the Mayos to no avail, to lead off the bottom of the 5th for Mexicali. A single by Ramon Rios got Mesa to second. With one out, Juan Perez doubled to drive in Mesa. Jason Bourgeois hit a sac fly to score Rios and Yuniesky Betancourt singled to plate Perez as the Aguilas tied the game at 3.
Xorge Carrillo reached safely on a fielding error by the Mayos shortstop. With two outs, Rios singled. Ricky Alvarez was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ricardo Serrano followed with a single to score Carrillo and Rios as the Aguilas took the 5-3 lead. When Jake Sanchez set the Mayos down in order in the 9th, Mexicali had the win.
Alex Delgado (1-0) got the win and Sanchez earned his 8th save of the season. Jaime Lugo (1-1) took the loss for Navojoa.
Watch Pens 2nd home run HERE
Los Mochis got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the 2nd. Ramon Urias walked and after a flyout to left, Saul Soto drew a base on balls to put runners on first and second. Viosergy Rosa doubled to drive in Urias for the 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the 4th, Soto singled and scored in front of a line drive home run off the bat of by Rosa to increase the lead to 3-0.
The Caneros got a run back in the top of the 5th on a solo home run by Ramiro Pena, his first of two home on the night, to cut the Los Mochis lead to 3-1.
Jay Gonzalez led off the bottom of the 6th for the Caneros with a single and Soto drew another walk. Following a strike out, Gonzalez scored on a single by Arturo Rodriguez to up the Los Mochis lead to 4-1.
Rico Noel got things going for Culiacan in the top of the 9th. Noel struck out but a wild pitch on strike three put Noel on first. Roemon Fields drew a walk and Luis Cruz was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ryan McBroom singled to score Noel and Fields. One out later, Pena lofted a 3 run home run to left for the 6-4 Culican and the win.
Jose Medina (1-0) got the win in the relief with Derrick Loop earning his 1st save of the year. Andres Avila (1-1) took the loss and Fabian Cota was charged with a blown save.
Hermosillo scored three runs in the 1st and added five more in the 4th as they handed Jalisco their second consecutive shutout. The Charros were shut out 4-0 on Wednesday. Jalisco managed just 5 hits in the losses.
Jalisco used 7 pitchers in the game with Octavio Acosta (1-2) taking the loss. Acosta allowed 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 5 in his 2 2/3 innings on the mound. Hermosillo had 15 hits in the contest. Dennis O'Grady (2-0) worked 7 innings of shut ball giving up all 3 Jalisco hits in getting the win.
For 7 innings the Venados pitchers had control of the Yaquis. Alejandro Soto and 3 relievers held Obregon scoreless on 2 hits and struck out 7 over seven innings. But...everything came apart in the 8th. In one inning, 3 relief pitchers gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and walked 3 as the Yaquis scored four runs to get the win. Adrian Ramirez (1-1) took the loss and Brandon Cunniff was charged with his 3rd blown save of the season.
Dustin Antolin (2-0) picked up the win and Maikel Cleto earned his 1st save.
The Venados scored again in the 4th. With 2 outs, Carlos Gastelum was hit by a pitch and scored on a double to the left field corner by Sherman Johnson to increase the Mazatlan lead to 2-0.
Juan Carlos Gamboa began the bottom of the 8th with a single. With one out, Jesus Valdez singled. Cheslor Cuthbert drew a walk to load the bases. Gamboa scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 2-1. Leo Heras received an intentional pass to load the bases again. Valdez scored on a single by Moises Gutierrez to tie the game at 2. Jose Felix singled to drive in Cuthbert to give the Yaquis their first lead of the game at 3-2. With the bases still loaded, Eury Perez walked to force in Heras for the 4-2 lead and the Obregon win.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Saul Soto began the bottom of the 10th for the Caneros with a single. Pinch runner Juan Uriarte moved to second on a wild pitch. Jesus Arredondo singled to center to drive in Uriarte and cut the lead to 7-6. When Everth Cabrera struck out and Isaac Rodriguez lined out to left the Mayos had the 7-6 win.
Oswaldo Martinez (1-0) picked up the win in relief and Jesus Pirela earned his 6th save of the season. Jonathan Castellanos was charged with a blown save for the home run to Reyes and Daniel Duarte (2-1) gave up the home run to Flores to take the loss.
The Naranjeros loaded the bases with no outs in their half of the inning. Francisco Peguero scored on a 5-4 force out and Jose Amador came home on a 4-3 ground out as Hermosillo tied the game at 2.
Hermosillo took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 6th on a solo home run to left by Amador.
Culiacan tied the game in the 7th on a sac fly off of the bat of Wilson and took the lead for good in the 8th on a solo home run to left by Cruz which proved to be the game winner in the final 4-3 win for the Tomateros.
Jesus Castillo (2-0) earned the win in relief while David Goforth picked up his 1st save of the season. Cesar Vargas (0-1) was charged with a blown save suffered the defeat for the Naranjeros.
The game was scoreless until the top of the 5th. Mexicali had two outs when Xorge Carrillo and Steve Selsky drew free passes. Both runners scored on a double by Ricardo Serrano as the Aguilas built a 2-0 lead.
CJ Retherford drove in the first run for the Aguilas in the 7th with a single that scored David Harris. Retherford scored on a wild pitch for the 4-0 lead.
The Yaquis in their half of the 7th on doubles by Cacao Valdez and Cheslor Cuthbert to cut the lead to 4-1.
Mexicali scored four times in the top of the 8th on 2 doubles, a walk and 3 singles to increase their lead to 8-1.
With one out in their half of the 8th for Obregon, Jose Aguilar singled, stopping at second on a single bu Tomo Otosaka. Moises Gutierrez drew a base on balls to load the bases. The Mexicali pitcher then uncorked a wild pitch that scored Aguilar. Valdez drew a walk to load the bases a second time. Otosaka scored on a fly ball to left that resulted in a force at second to make it an 8-3 ballgame. The Yaquis couldn't push any more runs across and Mexicali had the 8-3 win.
The Venados scored 3 more runs in the 4th, another in the 7th and topped of their run scoring with a 4 run 8th inning.
Jalisco had taken the early 4-3 lead but after the Venados took the 6-4 lead in the 4th, they were playing catch up the rest of the game and never quite made it and the Venados took the 10-8 win.
Sherman Johnson led off the game with a solo home run. A double by Brian Hernandez and an Alex Liddi gave Mazatlan a 2-0 lead. Kenny Wilson singled to drive in Liddi for the 3-0 lead after 1/2 of an inning.
Stephen Cardullo began the bottom of the 2nd for Jalisco to cut the lead to 3-1. Kevin Medrano singled and one out later Julian Ornelas homered to right to tie the game at 3. With two outs, Amadeo Zazueta singled and stole second. Zazueta scored on a single by Agustin Murillo.
Mazatlan scored 3 runs in the 4th with the big blow a 2 run home run to right center off of the bat of Liddi as the Vendos took a 6-4 lead.
Quincy Latimore singled to score Wilson in the top of the 7th as Mazatlan increased their lead to 7-4.
The Charros' Enrique Osorio homered in the bottom half of the 7th to score Manny Rodriguez get Jalisco closer at 7-6.
Mazatlan scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th for the 10-6 lead . Jalisco scored 2 of their own runs in the bottom of the inning but Mazatlan had the 10-8 win.
Konner Wade (4-0) got the win despite giving up the 4 early runs. Brandon Brennan earned his 1st save of the season. Marco Tovar (0-1) took the loss for the Charros
Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Assembly of the Presidents of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol declared at their winter meeting s of November 7-8 that four teams, 2 from the Zona Norte and 2 from the Zona Sur have requested a sabbatical for the 2019 season due to economic reasons.
It is reported that the owners of the Pericos de Puebla have tried to sell the franchise but have found no takers.
The Bravos de Leon, owned by the Arellano brothers, who also own the Leones de Yucatan have stated they will concentrate on the Leones as the Bravos have lost too much money.
Although there was no indication from the league on reasons for the Rieleros de Aguascalientes and the Algodones de Union Laguna it is safe to assume that because of the small population centers for these two teams that economics played a big part in the teams decision.
The league is formulating a schedule for the 2019 season with the remaining 12 teams.
The league also announced that the season will start the 1st week of April and concluding with the LMB Championship approximately the last week of September
Naranjeros de Hermosillo Deactivate P Adrian Rodriguez
Activate P Hector Galvan
Charros de Jalisco Deactivate P Luis De La O
Activate P Erick Casillas
Yaquis de Obregon Deactivate OF Daniel Robertson
Activate INF Christian Villanueva
|Josuan Hernandez Walk Off HR|
Leandro castro doubled to lead off the 9th for Los Mochis. Josuan Hernandez was hit by a pitch and both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt. A double by Jay Gonzalez scored Castro and Hernandez to tie the game at 6.
With one out in the bottom of the 10th, Isaac Rodriguez doubled and Leandro Castro was intentionally walked. Following a mound visit, Hernandez took a 1-0 pitch to deep left for the walk off 3 run home run and the Caneros win.
The 1 through 3 hitters for Los Mochis were 8 for 16 with 6 RBIs and 8 runs scored. Isaac Rodriguez was 3 for 6, Castro 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored and Hernandez 2 for 5 with the walk off home run and 2 runs scored.
Victor Mendoza went 4 for 5 for the Mayos with an RBI and 2 runs scored, Elmer Reyes 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Paul Leon 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Caneros used 10 pitchers in the game with Andres Avila getting the win. The Mayos had 8 pitchers take the mound with closer Jesus Pirela charged with a blown save and Demetrio Gutierrez (0-2) taking the loss.
Ronnier Mustelier singled to begin the 2nd for the Tomateros and promptly stole second. Two outs later Ali Solis singled to center to drive in Mustelier for the 1-0 lead.
There were two outs in the bottom of the 7th when Francisco Peguero singled to center. Danny Espinosa waited out a walk. Newly reactivated Jose Amador singled to left to plate Peguero as the Naranjeros tied the game at 1.
Hermosillo managed a single in their half of the 11th but Peguero ground out 4-3 and Espinosa stuck out swinging and Culiacan had the extra inning win.
Amilcar Gaxiola (0-1) got the win in relief and Casey Coleman earned his 8th save of the season. Kyle Finnegan (0-2) was responsible for the 2 runs in the 11th and took the loss.
The Tomateros are now tied with the Venados and the Charros atop the LMP standings with identical 12-10 records.
The Aguilas took the early 1-0 lead in the 1st on a 5-3 ground out that scored Jason Bourgeois. The Yaquis came back in their half of the inning to take the lead. Jesus Valdez doubled to drive in Eury Perez and Isaac Paredes. When Cheslor Cuthbert singled to score Valdez, Obregon had the 3-1 lead.
Mexicali took a 5-3 lead in the 4th, scoring 4 times with the big blow of the inning a 3 run home run off of the bat of Carlos Rodriguez to left center that scored David Harris and CJ Retherford.
Yuniesky Betancourt singled in the top of the 7th to drive in Colin Walsh and give Mexicali a 6-3 lead.
Following two walks and no outs in the bottom half the 7th, Cuthbert singled to score John Nogowski and Juan Carlos Gamboa singled to score Leo Heras and cut the Aguilas lead to 6-5. A walk and a hit batter that scored Cuthbert evened the score at 6 and led to Cuthbert's heroics in the 10th.
Cacao Valdez singled with one out in the bottom of the 10th and went to second on a wild pitch. Leo Heras was walked intentionally. After a pitching change, Cuthbert took the 1st pitch he saw from Jose Lopez to deep left center for a 3 run walk off home run and the win for the Yaquis.
Cuthbert was 3 for 5 with the home run, 5 RBIs and 2 runs scored for the 11-11 Yaquis. Carlos Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a home run, 3 RBIs and a run scored as the Aguilas fell to 9-12 with the loss
The Venados de Mazatlan and Charros were tied at 4 through 9 innings before Mazatlan exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 12th to top Jalisco 9-6.
Mazatlan scored first with 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning on a single by Samar Leyva that scored Anthony Giansanti and Kenny Wilson.
Jalisco responded with a run in the bottom of the 4th on a 4-3 ground out that scored Stephen to cut the lead to 2-1.
Japhet Amador doubled with two outs in the Charros half of the 5th to score Agustin Murillo. Cardullo drew a base on balls to load the bases. Yadir Drake walked to force in Manny Rodriguez to tie the game at 3. Amador scored on a wild pitch and Jalisco had their first lead of the game at 4-3.
Mazatlan scored a run in the 7th on a double by Garcia that drove in Sebastian Valle to tie the game at 4. Neither team was able to score in the 8th or 9th to bring on the extra innings.
The wheels fell off the wagon so to speak for Jalisco in the 12th. The Venados Sherman Johnson drew a lead off walk. After a sacrifice bunt, Brian Hernandez was intentionally walked. Alex Liddi then waited out a walk to load the bases with one out. Jesus Fabela was hit by a pitch to force in Johnson. Kenny Wilson singled to plate Hernandez and Liddi. Edgar Munoz singled to to drive in Fabela and Wilson. When the dust had settled, Mazatlan led 9-4.
Yadit Drake walked to begin the bottom of the 12th for Jalisco and scored in front of a home run off of the bat of Kevin Medrano that cut the lead to 9-6 but Jalisco would score no more and the Venados had the win by that score.
Of the 16 pitchers used in the game, 8 by each side, Francisco Moreno (1-0)picked up the win for Mazatlan while Manuel Flores (0-1) took the loss for Jalisco.
These two teams are tied atop the LMP standings with identical 12-10 records with the rubber match of the series to be played on Thursday the 8th of November.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Four teams in the Mexicana de Beisbol have asked the LMB management team have asked for a sabbatical, to be excused from the 2019 season but leaving a return open at a later date.
The Pericos de Puebla, Bravos de Leon in the Zona Sur and the Algodones de Union Laguna, Rieleros de Aguascalientes from the Zona Norte were the teams asking to be excused from the 2019 season.
If approved, the remaining teams in the Zona Norte would be the Tecolotes de dos Laredos, Toros de Tijuana, Generales de Durango, Seraperos de Saltillo, Sultanes de Monterrey and the Acereros de Monclova.
The Zona Sur would consist of the Leones de Yucatan, Tigres de Quintana Roo, Guerreros de Oaxaca, Piratas de Campeche, Olmecas de Tabasco and the Diablos Rojos de Ciudad de Mexico.
Naranjeros de Hermosillo Deactivate C Julian Leon
Activate INF/DH Jose Amador
Yaquis de Obregon Deactivate C Arturo Rodriguez
Activate OF Tomo Otosaka
Deactivate P Dustin Antolin
Activate P Maikel Cleto
Mayos de Navojoa Deactivate P Misael Siverio
Activate P Ruddy Acosta
Tomateros de Culiacan Deactivate INF Dylan Moore
Activate INF Quincy Latimore
Deactivate P Dallas Beeler
Activate P Manny Barreda
Aguilas de Mexicali Deactivate OF Daniel Castro
Activate C Francisco Cordoba
In a game that would never be confused with a pitchers duel, the Caneros outlasted the Mayos 9-7. The two teams used a total of 15 pitchers, 7 by the Mayos and 8 by the Caneros. 25 hits, 15 walks, a wild pitch and a balk later the game was over with the Los Mochis win.
Los Mochis added a run in the bottom of the second and one more in the 5th to take a 6-0 lead into the 6th inning.
Victor Mendoza hit a solo home run in the top of the 6th to cut the lead to 6-1.
Josuan Mendoza ripped a 2 run home run to left center for the Caneros in the bottom of the 6th to up the Los Mochis lead to 8-1.
Not to be outdone, Jovan Rosa hit his 4th home run of the season, a 3 run shot that cut the lead to 8-4. Two batters later, Marc Flores homered to drive in Luis Fonseca and the Caneros lead had dwindled to 8-6.
Genaro Andrade added an insurance run for the Caneros in the bottom of the 7th with a solo home run to up the lead to 9-6.
With one out in the top of the 9th, Paul Leon singled and stopped at second on a single by Omar Renteria. A wild pitch moved both runners up a base. Alejandro Gonzalez hit a ground ball out to score Leon to make it a 9-7 game but the Mayos would not score again ant Los Mochis had the 9-7 win.
Luis Perez (1-3) got the win with Andres Avila earning his 7th save of the year. Raul Carrillo took the loss.
Francisco Peguero went 2 for 5 with 2 walks, a home run, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored for Hermosillo.
Culiacan began the top of the 3rd with 4 consecutive singles. Cruz drove in Jose Chavez with single number three and Blake Gailen plated Noel for run number 2. Two outs later, Issmael Salas drove in Cruz for the 3-0 Tomateros lead.
Ali Solis singled to lead off the top of the 4th. Chavez and Noel singled to load the bases with no outs. Cruz hit a sac fly to plate Solis. Gailen hit another sac fly to score Chavez and Ryan McBroom singled to score Noel for the 6-0 lead.
The Naranjeros cut the lead to 6-2 in their half of the 4th on a walk to Fernando Perez. Peguero followed with his 3rd home run of the season to score Perez.
Hermosillo loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 9th on a single, a hit batter and a walk but only managed 1 run on a sac fly by Cedric Hunter. Final score 6-3 Tomateros.
Mauricio Lara (2-1) picked up the win in relief for the 11-10 Tomateros and Casey Coleman earned his league leading 7th save of the season. Luis Mendoza (2-1) gave up 6 runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings on the mound to take the loss for the 10-11 Naranjeros.
Jason Bourgeois singled to lead off the game for the Aguilas. Daniel Castro singled to get him to third and Bourgeois scored on a sac fly by David Harris to take a 1-0 lead. Mexicali would not score again until the top of the 9th when Harris homered on a line drive to left to tie the game at 2 and send it to extra innings.
The Yaquis scored in the bottom of the 4th on a double by Cacao Valdez and added a run in the 7th on a Texas league single to center by Juan Carlos Gamboa that scored Leo Heras for the 2-1 lead. Obregon would not score again until the bottom of the 15th...12:16 AM local tome in Obregon.
Gamboa reached base safely on an error by the Aguilas second baseman with one out in the bottom of the 15th. With 2 outs, Perez stroked a double to the right field corner that scored Gamboa with the winning run.
|Eury Perez' Walk Off|
Obregon improved to 10-11 while the Aguilas fell to 9-11.
Jalisco began the scoring in the 3rd inning with a 5 run explosion highlighted by the Niko Vasquez 2 run blast to deep center field. The Charros had the early 5-0 lead.
|Niko Vasquez (left)|
Mazatlan cut the lead to 5-2 in the top of the 4th. Alex Liddi and Anthony Giansanti singled and Liddi scored on a double by Kenny Wilson. Giansanti scored on a sac fly by Samar Leyva.
The Venados added two in the top of the 5th. A lead off walk to Edson Garcia, a single by Brian Hernandez and a single by Liddi produced the first run and Wilson drove in Hernandez with a single to cut the lead to 5-4.
Amadeo Zazueta singled to lead off the bottom half of the 5th and scored in front of Japhet Amador's 6th home run of the season as Jalisco increased their lead to 7-4.
Edgar Munoz tripled to lead off the top of the night for the visiting Venados and scored on a sac fly off of the bat of Jesus Fabela that cut the lead to 9-5 but that was all the scoring for Mazatlan and Jalisco came away with the 9-5 win and for, at least one night, sole position of 1st place in the LMP.
Felipe Gonzalez (2-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Elian Leya while Alejandro Soto (1-2) took the loss for the Venados.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Venados de Mazatlan and the Charros de Jalisco are tied for first with 11-9 records.
Naranjeros de Hermosillo , Tomateros de Culiacan and Caneros de Los Mochis are in 3nd place at 10-10.
Mayos de Navojoa and Aguilas de Mexicali are in 6th at 9-10
The Yaquis de Obregon at 9-10 are in last place.
Batting Average: Alonzo Harris (NAV) .408
Issmael Salas (CUL) .356
Victor Mendoza (NAV) .355
David Harris (MXC) .351
Brian Hernandez (MAZ) .338
Home Runs: Japhet Amador (JAL) 5
Manny Rodriguez (JAL) 5
Danny Espinosa (HER) 4
David Harris (MXC) 4
Issmael Salas ((CUL) 4
RBIs Japhet Amador (JAL) 19
Manny Rodriguez (JAL) 19
Issmael Salas (CUL) 17
David Harris (MXC) 15
Victor Mendoza (NAV) 15
Runs Scored Alonzo Harris (NAV) 24
Eric Young Jr. (HER) 17
Rico Noel (CUL) 16
Manny Rodriguez (JAL) 15
Danny Espinosa (HER) 13
Stolen Bases Alonzo Harris (NAV) 9
4 tied with 5
ERA Konner Wade (MAZ) 1.31
Jaime Lugo (NAV) 1.57
Elian Leyva (JAL) 1.93
David Reyes (MXC) 2.61
Wins Jesus Anguamea (OBR) 3
Dalton Rodriguez (MXC) 3
Konner Wade (MAZ) 3
Several pitchers tied with 2
Strikeouts Frankie De La Cruz (MXC) 22
Jose Hernandez (MAZ) 22
James Russell (CUL) 22
Vinny Nittoli (MXC) 20
Javier Solano (MXC) 20
Saves Andres Avila (MOC) 6
Casey Coleman (CUL) 6
Grant Sides (JAL) 6
Evan Marshall (MAZ) 5
Jesus Pirela (NAV) 5
Monday, November 5, 2018
Jalisco scored twice in the 2nd on a 2 run double by Kevin Medrano and added 2 runs in the 3rd on a 2 run home run by Manny Rodriguez, his 5th of the season, to cut the lead to 6-4.
Blake Gailen hit a sac fly to drive Salas for the 7-4 Tomateros lead and in the bottom of the 7th, Ronnier Mustelier stole home to give Culiacan an 8-4 lead.
The Charros scored two more runs in the 8th on a single by Medrano and a double by Erick Rodriguez to cut the lead to 8-6.
With one on and two outs in the top of the 9th, newly activated Stephen Cardullo ripped a two run home run to tie the score at 8 and send the game to extra innings.
David Goforth (2-2) worked the final two innings to get the win while Aaron Kurcz (0-2) took the loss for the Charros