Lion Saturday with bats in Caracas

It happened in three days on the 65th. Caribbean Series, the teams are on two equal sides, and with a crushing defeat this Saturday night, Agricultores find themselves in the rear with a 1-2 balance.

After two games of good pitching, despite Jonathan Carbo blowing up against Tigres del Lisey – more from lack of concentration than from his opponent’s punches – Leones de Caracas still beat the Cuban pitchers and became the star with the most disproportionate score, so far in the February classic (20-3).

The hosts landed 25 punches, a record in February classic history, and humiliated Cuba with the biggest beating they have received since at least their return to the event in 2014.

It was without a doubt a night to be forgotten, and unless there is a quick emotional recovery, this series of punches of all kinds will beat the boys for the rest of the competition.

Starter Yoel Mogena allowed five hits, including a double, and gave up five runs in a third of the half-time; the young Alexander Valiente could not control the hosts, and with great difficulty left-hander Yunier Castillo completed the fateful chapter.

With those seven opening laps, the clash at the Simón Bolivar Monumental Stadium was all but decided, the majestic facility that drew a record crowd of 35,691 on Thursday night, leaving behind the 25,000 spectators that had gathered in the first series. , at the Cerro Stadium, today Hispanic, in Havana in 1949.

For the remainder of the match, the Lions extended their lead to complete the win and joined a team made up of Curaçao, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, who are leading with a 2-1 record.

The Lions came into this game with the lowest offensive average and increased their numbers in nine innings until they took the lead.

Separately, Jose Gregorio Rondon (5-4, one double, one homer, 6CI and 4CA), Danri Vazquez (5-4, one homer, 3CI, 3CA) and Jose Tovar (4-3) snarled in front of their audience like wanted. .

At the age of 39, Guillermo Moscoso (6.0 INN, 2CL, 6H and 8K) calmly, without handing out tickets, went to sign the victory.

Cubans Yunieschi Larduet (4-3) and Yosvani Alarcón (4-2, 2CI) got the best shot scores, and the five pitchers used were severely punished.

For Carlos Martí and his boys, the right thing to do is to turn the page and focus on the rest of the calendar as the league table remains parity with eight contenders with a chance to advance to the semi-finals.

The Regional Classics continue to be a high-level competition despite many players withdrawing after winning their winter leagues.

In an interview published on the official website of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), former Major League Baseball player Robinson Cano, winner of the 2009 World Series with the New York Yankees, said that all teams are good.

With 17 seasons in MLB, two gold gloves, five silvers and eight All-Star games, Dominican second baseman Tigres del Lisi is an authoritative voice that values ​​the Caribbean Series.

This Sunday Agricultores will face Cañeros de Mochis (MEX) and Angel Sanchez has been announced at the opening. The program ends with clashes between COL-CUR, PUR-PAN and RDO-VEN.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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