The winner of the match will retain home advantage for their first match in the semi-final stage
Cibao Giants Y Magellan’s Navigators will meet to close the fifth stage of the regular phase of the Caribbean Series Santo Domingo 2022, with the first place in the standings at stake, after Barranquilla Caimans fell defeated against Criollos de Caguas.
With both teams having a record of three wins and one loss, the match has serious implications heading into the semi-final stage, as the winner will be able to play at home in their first match during the second part of the tournament, while the loser will fall to third place, having to play as a visitor.
ESPNDigital brings everything you need to know ahead of the final matchup of matchday five between Navigators Y giants.
The Dominican champions announced their rotation before the start of the Caribbean tournament. The team will have Albert Abreu from Licey Tigers in LIDOM Y new york yankees on the mound to start the actions.
The right-hander had a solid season with the tigersshooting 40 innings between regular series and “round-robin”. He limited the opposition to a .235 average, with 21 strikeouts and twelve walks, culminating in a record of four wins and five losses, while posting a 1.41 ERA.
For the Venezuelans, the starter is expected to be Henry Rye, who had a record of five wins and two losses in twelve games started. He pitched 62.2 innings, allowing 30 earned runs, which translated into a 4.31 ERA.
The Cibao Giants start their lineup with José Sirí (CF), Hanser Alberto (SS), Robinson Ganó (DH), Marcell Ozuna (LF), Henry Urrutía (RF), Kelvin Gutiérrez (3B), Juan Francisco (1B), Carlos Paulino (C ) and Richard Urena (2B).
The Navigators will have Alejandro de Aza (CF) as leadoff hitter, followed by Niuman Romero (3B), Willians Astudillo (2B), Danry Vásquez (RF), Balbino Fuenmayor (DH), Pablo Sandoval (1B), Ángel Reyes (LF), Anderson de la Rosa (C) and Gabriel Noriega (SS).
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Caribbean Series 2022: Giants vs. Navigators battle for first place