MÉRIDA, Yuc., November 21, 2023.- The Yucatan Lions had a great week in winter ball, reaching personal records, victories from the mound and sounding the majagua to guide their teams’ offenses.
Speaking of what happened with the wood, Luis “El Pepón” Juárez, reached his unstoppable #400 with the seal of the house, on Thursday, November 16, he sent Doña Blanca to travel to reach said number, he was the first of the two hits that he hit in the week, the second (of three runs) came the next day, to finally add four home runs in the campaign, at the end of the week he hit six hits, including two home runs and two doubles, driving a total of seven races.
Another hot bat is that of Yadir Drake, who occupies second place in the hitting percentage department, with an explosive .339. During the week he hit nine hits, with Saturday, November 18 being his best day with three hits; Something that should be highlighted about “Black Panther” is the way he has been watching the ball behind the plate, because this week he only struck out once, and in the entire campaign he has only had nine chocolates, being one of the least struck out players. from the entire league. At the end of the week he recorded 38 hits, 13 RBIs, 8 doubles, a triple and a home run in 112 at-bats, making him a key player and Guasave’s best hitter.
With Mexicali, Norberto Obeso has been on fire since his return from the Pan American Games, hitting .371 AVG leading the cachanilla department (he still does not have the minimum number of at-bats to be among the league leaders) this week the wood rang connecting six hits and producing three runs, to add 26 hits, four doubles and four RBI’s, so far this season.
In Hermosillo, Ángel “El Cholito” Camacho had an important participation in the game on Saturday, November 18, hitting home and driving in a run in the fifth inning in a game that was tied, leading Hermosillo to victory. For his part, Agustín Murillo had four hits and brought two runs to the plate in the week, in total he hit .275 AVG, being one of the highest in the Hermosillense team.
Sebastián Valle drove in a run on Friday, November 17 to lead Jalisco’s victory, in addition to having great performances behind the plate.
In the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVPB), Luis Sardiñas had an important week with the bat where he had five hits, including two doubles, to drive in seven runs and help Anzoátegui’s offense, so far this season he has 21 runs batted in, 21 hits, seven doubles and four homers, with an AVG of .288.
José “El Cafecito” Martínez left the cup hot by shooting eight hits in the week, including a double and two runs scored, continuing with good numbers so far this season registering 33 hits, seven doubles, 15 runs batted in and a home run, leaving his hitting percentage at a powerful. 333.
In the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico, Anthony “El Bori” García with the Mayagüez Indians, hit a Grand Slam on Friday, November 17, to reach eight RBIs for the season, in addition to adding two doubles, and four runs scored.
Speaking of the mound, Yucatecan Saúl Vázquez added his first victory of the campaign with Obregón on Saturday the 18th, coming out of the bullpen and working 2.2 IP, where he did not allow a hit or run and scored six chocolates, thus occupying third place in the department of strikeouts in the entire LMP, with 35.
Miguel Aguilar, also with Obregón, had four reliefs in the week, pitching a total of 3.2 innings, where he allowed three earned runs and three hits, hit four hits and added his sixth hold of the campaign.
The reinforcement for the 2024 season, Elian Leyva, shone in his outing on Saturday the 18th with Hermosillo, he worked in a 5.0 IP space, where he only allowed two runs and scored four chocolates, signing his second victory of the campaign and leaving his run ERA clean in 3.14.
With Mexicali, left-hander Manuel Chávez had three appearances coming out of the bullpen, where he did not allow a run and struck out an enemy, leaving his ERA at a great 1.29, one of the lowest in the entire league. The eagle, Jesús Cruz, also had five relief pitches, pitching normally in the eighth inning, in those outings he pitched one inning in each, did not allow a run, only received three hits and struck out seven, achieving two holds to reach six in the campaign and left his ERA at 1.80.
Panamanian Enrique Burgos came out of the bullpen on four occasions, working a total of 4.0 IP, where he got two holds, allowed two runs and scored four chocolates.
With the Navojoense team, Francisco “El Gallo” Haro, left the warm-up five times, working in total in 4.0 IP, where he only allowed one run and three hits, killed four enemies and left his ERA at 2.79.
In the LVBP, Félix Doubront achieved his second victory of the season on Tuesday the 14th against Navegantes, pitching six complete innings where he allowed two runs, four hits, and struck out five. On Sunday the 19th he went without a decision in a game where he again pitched six innings allowing three runs, five hits and two prescription chocolates.
Yoanner “El Asere” Negrín went without a decision on Sunday the 19th, pitching in six complete innings, allowing six hits, two runs and fanning two enemies, leaving his ERA at 3.27. He leads the entire league in innings pitched with 22.0 and strikeouts with 16.