El Gallo Mayor reached two thousand tickets received. Author: Abel Rojas Barallobre
Cocodrilos de Matanzas added their fifth straight win, their last four wins against Pinar del Río, and climbed to first place in the 62nd National Baseball Series on the same day that the legendary Frédérich Zepeda received the 2000th ticket of his career.
The current runners-up are about to play in a sub-series with Vegueros, who had zero hits and zero runs on Monday before losing 11-0 today, more than the Reds’ offense due to lack of control over his pitchers. who put up 11 bases with balls.
It was one of three knockouts inflicted on the same day, and all, oddly enough, with the same score.
Deny Quesada (7.0INN, 4H, 4K and 1BB) has signed his fifth win of the season, with leading striker Anibal Medina remaining second in scoring on the team. With a four in that game, he reached 35, one less than Jariel Duque, the only one above 30 in the group and in the top ten in the championship.
The victory brought those commanded by Armando Ferrer to the top of the standings, half a unit above the unexpected Artemisa and La Isla.
The Pirates beat Cienfuegos 4-3 and to keep the good work of first and winner Yordanis Garcia (6.0INN; 4H, 5K and 3BB) they turned to their best bullpen cards, Kendry Hernandez and Franky Quintana, who saved their seventh accident.
Artemisa lost 9-2 to Ciego de Avila, in a game in which Raul Gonzalez, who was about to leave on contract for Canada, went 3-4, including a home run, and put three men at the plate.
This result put the Tigers in eighth place in the rankings, the last place to qualify for the playoffs.
The team with the best record in the last ten games, Holguin, was another of those who finished their match early, beating Indios de Guantanamo (11-0).
In addition to a quality start by Ruben Rodriguez (6.0 INN, 2H, 2K), the highlight was Ernesto Torres (4-2 and 3CI), although the offense was shared among the Cubs.
Industriales also eliminated the championship Granma in the same manner and on the same scoreboard. Raymond Figueredo (7.0INN, 2H, 2K and 1BB) controlled the Alazans at will while his teammates gave him the lead from the second stage. Frank Gonzalez, with a double and a homer, led the Lions in attack for three rounds, who have a 7-3 balance in recent appearances on the playing field, the second-best balance on par with La Isla.
For the rest of the card, Mayabeque and Sancti Spíritus shared the honors, first with the Huracanes winning 8-6 in ten innings, and then the Gallos responding 6-2.
The news in José Antonio Huelga Park was that Frédérich Zepeda got the 2000 ticket the first to reach this figure, and another difficult mark if we take into account that second in the ranking is Antonio Muñoz (1556) and the closest to the assets is Danel Castro (1083), according to the files of Benigno Daquinta.
On that double day, Gallo Mayor hit his ninth home run of the series and hit four runs to which he added 30.
Finally, Camagüey beat Santiago de Cuba for the second day in a row, for which they needed an extra record. He stepped on the rubber three times in the tenth to secure a 7-4 victory.
The clash between Villa Clara and Las Tunas ended in the seventh due to rain, with the Leopardos winning 4-2. Tomorrow at ten in the morning they will resume this match and then play the final part of the sub-series.
Table of positions: MTZ (23-16), ART and IVH (22-16), SKU (22-17), COL (21-17), PRI (20-17), LTU and CAV (19-17), VCL (19-18), MAY (20-19), SSP (19-19), CMG and IND (17-22), GTM (16-22), CFG (14-24), GRA (14-25) .
Source: Juventud Rebelde