Venados and Naranjeros, a key to a lot of rivalry in the postseason

MAZATLAN. – The moment of truth has arrived in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) in its 2022-2023 season, and the Venados de Mazatlán declare themselves ready to face their key against the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, next Sunday, January 1 from the ground sonorense, sharp at 5:00 p.m.

The port team in the reinforcement Draft round quickly chose to take the player from Guadalajara, Christian Villanueva, from Charros de Jalisco, as their first option, the second was the pitcher Luis Iván Rodríguez.

With the Charros, first baseman Villanueva was an important piece during the regular role in 64 games, driving in 42 runs, hitting 69 hits, six home runs and batting .288, while Hermosillo opted for left-handed starting pitcher Tyler Alexander.

Venados will go with the lefty Braulio Torres-Pérez for the first game with a record of (4-1, 1.49) against the righty Elián Leyva (7-3, 2.44); already in the second, the reds will raise Héctor Villalobos (1-2, 2.41), to measure forces against Wilmer Ríos (9-2, 1.84), who was the pitcher of the season.

The reds will leave for games three and four at home on Wednesday and Thursday.

Juan Pablo Téllez and Alejandro Soto, in the regular season, faced each other twice; in the first round, it was in the month of November on the 8th, 9th and 10th in Mazatlán, the series favored Venados (2-1); the second was played in Hermosillo 13, 14 and 15, which swept Naranjeros.

During the six games, Venados scored 21 runs and received 23. For their part, those from the port connected 45 hits and Hermosillo 50. By adding both series, the pitchers from Mazatlán struck out 38 and Naranjeros 37, in addition to only 4 home runs , all of them from Hermosillo.

To know

Mazatlán goes against everything against it, advancing as eighth place, but when reviewing the statistics in the last 20 years, it is seen in the first four rounds with an even balance for the teams.

In the season (2001-2002), Mazatlán won the key 4-3; already in the campaign (2003-2004), Hermosillo culminated by winning the series 4-3; For its part, in 2019-2020, Mazatlán tied said series 4-2, the most recent was in the 2020-2021 campaign, a key that was controversial but the Sonorans came out ahead 4-2.

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Draft Reinforcements

Yaquis from Ciudad Obregón – Manny Barreda and Oliver Pérez

Venados de Mazatlán – Christian Villanueva and Luis Iván Rodríguez

Eagles of Mexicali – Sebastián Elizalde and Emmanuel Ávila

Cañeros de Los Mochis – Fernando Villegas and Karch Kowalczyk

Mayos de Navojoa – Sasagi Sánchez and David Gutiérrez

Hermosillo orange growers – Tyler Alexander and Jared Wilson

Guasave cotton growers – Julián Ornelas and José Juan Aguilar

Sultans of Monterrey – Kurt Heyer and Javier Solano

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Venados and Naranjeros, a key to a lot of rivalry in the postseason