Tigers continue their streak and leave Sharks in crisis

Harold Capote Fernández | @batesbeisbol

Tigers and Sharks went out onto the field of the University Stadium (although the rain intervened again) in order to obtain the victory at any cost, although their objective was the same, their motives were due to different reasons.

Aragua fired sparks with 5 consecutive victories and 8 in his recent 10: La Guaira had fallen 5 times in a row and 8 in his last 10 games.

Alexis Candelario opened before his former team, which had Grégory Infante as a starter, for this Saturday’s duel for the Bengalis, it is his second start and first in the LVBP since his debut in the 2008-2009 tournament, this according to the portal binary ball.

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During Chapter 3 and with 1 out, the match was stopped by heavy rainfall and about 4 hours later, the tigreros came with everything scoring 2 touchdowns, started with a single by Deiner López who scored after a hit by Hernán Pérez. Then Alexi Amarista also hit and Perez scored on Wilson Garcia’s sacrifice fly.

The sharks answered at the end of the quarter with Danry Vásquez scoring double and then scoring with Luis Avilés Jr .; for the fifth they do it louder by dialing 3 times. Maikel García hit, Vásquez walked and Teodoro Martínez equalized with a hit; Before the new pitcher, Carlos Zamora, Daniel Mayora thundered unstoppably that he drove 2.

In the sixth another rally of 3 is achieved by Sharks. Junior Sosa is unstoppable, Édgar Durán moves him to the anteroom also with a single, Juan Carlos Torres drives with a hit and Lorenzo Cedrola, also sounds unstoppable to tow 2.

This advantage of 4 seemed enough, but unfortunately for the home team Julio Pinto collapses in the ninth, being able to get 1 single out allowing 2 runs. Worse still is his replacement, Eudis Idrogo, punished with 3 annotations and unable to withdraw someone.

Those three races correspond to Amarista with 1, 2 for Henry “Pollito” Rodríguez, 1 for Denis Phipps and another for Ramón Cabrera.

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Now for the ninth lead, Henry Alberto Rodríguez is also complicated and had to be replaced by Geoff Broussard to place the missing out establishing the final 8×7.

The victory corresponds to Leonel Campos (1-0, 4.66) pitching 1 perfect inning; the rescue is for Broussard (1, 3.00), the disaster is for Idrogo (0-4, 9.77).

Thus Tigres reaches 6 consecutive awards, 9 in his last 10, improves his record to 16-13 and is 3 and a half games from first place, 1 and a half from second.

For its part, Sharks is in crisis, there are already 6 stumbles in a row, eighth in the recent 10 and they are already reached by Águilas in seventh place. They walk away 3 of the Lions in fifth place.

This particular series equals 2 wins per side.


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Tigers continue their streak and leave Sharks in crisis