Giants in the Fall/Winter Leagues 10/28/2011 Recap
Brandon Crawford (SS): 2-6, R, RBI, 2 K, 3 LOB, BA .341
- committed a throwing error in the 9th
Joe Panik (2B): 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 6 LOB, BA .229
Seth Rosin (RHP): 2.0 IP, 2 K, ERA 1.50 – H, 2
- pitched perfect 6th and 7th innings
Juan Pérez (CF): 2-4, 2 R, BB, K, 1 LOB, BA .442
Francisco Peguero (CF): 3-4, RBI, SB, 2 LOB, BA .261
David Quinowski (LHP): 0+ IP, BB, ERA 4.05
- walked his only batter
- stranded 2 of 3 inherited runners
Game story from Águilas website (in Spanish), with a picture of Juan Pérez
Game story from Gigantes website (in Spanish)
Brandon Belt (RF): 1-4, K, 1 LOB, BA .297
- removed for a pinch-runner in the 9th inning
Tyler Graham (CF): 0-4, 2 SAC, K, 5 LOB, BA .242
- apparently made 2 amazing catches, including one in the bottom of the 10th that prevented a game-tying double
Game story from Tomateros website featuring Tyler Graham (in Spanish), with a picture of him batting
I feel like this article is worth my attempt at translation, since it praises Tyler Graham in a way that you would have no idea about by just reading the box score, and Google Translate does a pretty bad job at translating it with the baseball lingo and all.
GRAHAM STEALS THE SHOW – The North-American makes a pair of catches, including one in the tenth inning, avoiding an extra-base hit from Víctor Díaz
The Culiacán Tomato-Growers had in Tyler Graham their principal figure of the game, in which he made two catches worthy of an anthology and Ricardo Serrano drove in the run with which the Culiacán Tomato-Growers won 5-4 against the Obregón Yaquis, in the first game of the series played in Tomas Oroz Gaytán Stadium.
Graham saved the cherries* in the bottom half of the tenth inning, avoiding a double by Víctor Díaz, which would have tied the game for Obregón and put the winning run in scoring position; however it was only a scare and Amauri Sanit was charged with dominating the following batters to bring the triumph. The Tomato-Growers were located in the second place of the standings below the Mexicali Eagles, and taking a game to the same Yaquis.
The cherries* made the deciding run in the top half of the tenth inning, when they loaded the bases with no outs, and the sacrifice fly of Ricardo Serrano drove in Eloy Gutierrez, making things 5-4.
Obregón put drama to the game in the bottom half of the inning, since Carlos Valencia opened with a single and then came Graham’s sensational catch off the bat of Díaz that was the first out; the last thirds of the inning, the brothers Albino and Sergio Contreras were responsible for.
This comes as the third victory of the Tomato-Growers in extra innings, in the same number of games played in these instances; the first was in the third game of the series with the Navojoa Mayos, and the second was against the Hermosillo Orange-Growers.
For tomorrow the pitching duel will be between Francisco Campos for Culiacán and Marco Quevedo, for the Yaquis, in which a pitching duel is expected.
*It appears that “cherries” is like a nickname for Tomateros, probably like saying “halos” for Angels?
Game story from Yaquis website (in Spanish)
Gigantes del Cibao vs. Tigres del Licey - 2:00 PM PDT
Gigantes TV (commentary in Spanish) – Gigantes radio (in Spanish) – Tigres TV (commentary in Spanish) – Tigres radio (in Spanish) – Tigres radio (in Spanish)
Toros del Este vs. Águilas Cibaeñas - 4:30 PM PDT
Toros TV (commentary in Spanish) – Toros radio (in Spanish) – Águilas TV (commentary in Spanish) – Águilas TV (commentary in Spanish) – Águilas radio (in Spanish)
Leones del Escogido vs. Estrellas Orientales - 5:00 PM PDT
Leones TV (commentary in Spanish) – Leones radio (in Spanish) – Leones radio (in Spanish) – Estrellas TV (commentary in Spanish) – Estrellas radio (in Spanish)