Yadir Drake was a FIGURE in the triumph of Guasave, Dariel Álvarez and Maikel Serrano JONRONEARON. Winter Cuban Summary

By Juan Páez

Days go and days come in the first days of the new season of the Mexican Pacific League and Yadir Drake is still on. This Sunday, the outfielder was a key offensive figure in the victory of the Algodoneros de Guasave 7 × 2 over the Charros de Jalisco, responding by driving races two and five of his club.

Drake was 4-2 with a single and his second double of the tournament, with a pair of RBIs, to reach four. So he left his average with the wood at .421.

The seasoned slugger launched his first race of the afternoon with a grounder to infield in the first inning, marking the second hairline of the game for the Algodoneros. Later, in the sixth tranche, Drake released an RBI single for Jesse Castillo to score and the score was 5 × 2.

In that same match, but on the side of the Charros, Félix Pérez went blank in four legal at-bats and dropped his average to .118.


In addition to what Drake did, the day at the Mexican tournament had two other demonstrations of power by Cuban hitters.

First, Dairon Blanco is still hot and this time he went 1-for-4, with his first homer of the season, an RBI (2), a return to infield and a walk (.545). Despite their efforts, the Tomateros de Culiacán fell 7 × 4 against the Yaquis de Obregón.

In the setback suffered by the Mayos de Navojoa 7 × 4 against the Venados de Mazatlán, first baseman Maikel Serrano dispatched his first homer close to the year and went 3-1 in total, with his fourth produced and one scored (. 300). His teammate Roel Santos did not have the same luck, as he failed in the five legal at-bats he consumed, including punch (.136).

This is how it went to the rest of the Cubans who saw action on Sunday’s match in the Mexican Pacific League:

For the Tomateros de Culiacán, Yoelkis Guibert arrived three times. In four valid chances and five total plate appearances, he hit two singles and reached for a walk once (.263).

Josuan Hernández (Cañeros de Los Mochis) finished 4-1, with scored (.211). His teammate Daysbel Hernández was credited with his first save, in a perfect 1.0 inning and two fans. His ERA was 7.71.

Henry Urrutia (Sultanes de Monterrey) hit two hits in three official trips to the box, with a passport included (.389).

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