Venezuelan View: Games of 11/17

Oswaldo Arcia goes deep again.  He's not my frank, he's Yorfrank.  Lewwwwww and Lerewwwww aren't enough for Magallanes.


Twins:  Yorman Landa (La Guaira) pitched 1.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk with one strikeout.  Virgil Vasquez (Zulia) pitched 6.1 innings, giving up four runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts.

La Guaira:  Salvador Perez (Kansas City) was 2-for-4 with a run.  Yorfrank Lopez (Detroit) pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks with one strikeout.  Luis Sardinas (Texas) was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs.

Zulia:  Ernesto Mejia (Atlanta) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs.  Freddy Galvis (Philadelphia) was 2-for-4 with a walk and a double.

The game:  It was scoreless until the sixth, when a walk, a single, an error, and a sacrifice fly plated two and put Zulia up 2-0.  In the seventh, Sardinas delivered a pinch-hit three run double to cap a five-run inning and give La Guaira a 5-2 lead.  Zulia came back to score once in the seventh and once in the eighth.  They had the tying run on second in both the eighth and the ninth, but could not put the ball in play.


Twins:  Oswaldo Arcia (Aragua) was 1-for-2 with two walks and a home run (his fifth), scoring three times.  Aaron Thompson (Aragua) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up no hits and one walk.  Dakota Watts (Aragua) pitched one inning, giving up one run on two hits and no walks.

Aragua:  Guillermo Quiroz was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a grand slam.  Alex Romero was 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles.  Yohan Pino pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Anzoategui:  Niuman Romero was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.  Richard Salazar struck out two in two perfect innings.

The game:  The Quiroz grand slam came in the first inning and gave Aragua a 4-0 lead.  Anzoategui got one back in the first but did not score again until the ninth.  Meanwhile, Aragua got single runs in the third, fourth, and seventh to put the game out of reach.


Magallanes:  Lew Ford was 2-for-4 with a double and a run.  Ezequiel Carrera was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Anthony Lerew struck out eight in seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and one walk.

Margarita:  Adam Duvall (San Francisco) was 2-for-4 with a double.  Antoan Richardson (Yankees) was 2-for-4 and scored once.  Eric Berger (Houston) pitched five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

The game:  Magallanes scored single runs in the second and third to take a 2-0 lead.  They still led 2-1 going to the bottom of the ninth.  The first two Margarita batters reached base, but a pair of fly outs left them on first and second.  The next batter grounded to third base, but a throwing error allowed the tying run to score.  Caleb Joseph (Baltimore) then singled in Ford with the winning run.


Lara:  Luis Valbuena (Cubs) was 2-for-5 with an RBI.  Gabriel Noriega (Seattle) was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer.

Caracas:  Eric Thames (Houston) was 3-for-3 with a home run (his second), scoring three times and driving in two.  J. D. Martinez (Houston) was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, his fourth.  Jesus Aguilar (Cleveland) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (his tenth), scoring twice.

The game:  A Martinez three-run homer capped a four-run third to give Caracas a 4-0 lead.  Lara tied it with four in the fifth, including Noriega's three-run homer.  Thames homered in the bottom of the fifth to put Caracas back in front 5-4.  Jesus Sucre (Seattle) had a two-run single in the sixth to make it 7-4 Caracas.  Lara got one back in the seventh, but Aguilar hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to get a 9-5 lead.  Lara kept fighting, getting one in the eighth and two in the ninth.  Lara had the tying run on second with one out and on third with two out.