Winter Wonderland: Games of December 29



Rodolfo Amador hit a two-run homer in the fourth to give Los Mochis a 2-1 lead.  They led the rest of the way, going up 7-1 before Mazatlan got one in the ninth.  Mazatlan had just four hits.  Jose Augusto Figueroa had one of them, going 1-for-3 with a home run, his second.  Matt Gage struck out six in five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and no walks.

Stats:  Isaac Paredes was 0-for-2 and is batting .378.  Figueroa is batting .301.  Fernando Burgueno retired all four men he faced to lower his ERA to 1.26,

Record:  Mazatlan is 27-30, in eighth place in the Mexican League, ten games behind Obregon.  They are one game behind seventh-place Culiacan.

Next game:  Mazatlan is again at Los Mochis tonight.  It appears that this will be the last game of the regular season.


The regular season is over.  The Gigantes will play the Estrellas in the semi-finals of the Dominican League playoffs beginning on January 2.


Lara's home game with Magallanes was rained out.  They are at Caribes this evening.  Lara is 17-12, in first place in the Venezuelan League West, a half game ahead of Magallanes.



Edwin Diaz hit a walkoff three-run homer to turn a 3-2 lead for Mayaguez into a 5-3 loss.  Emmanuel Rivera was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.  Ex-Twin Danny Ortiz and Xavier Fernandez were each 2-for-4.  Kenny Hernandez started and struck out four in 3.1 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits and a walk.

Stats:  Ortiz is batting .339.  Henry Ramos was 1-for-4 and is batting .322.  T. J. Rivera was 0-for-5 and is batting .302.  Hernandez has an ERA of 2.70.  Nick Travieso retired both men he faced and has an ERA of zero.  Yacksel Rios pitched a scoreless inning and has an ERA of zero.  Jacob Condra-Bogan pitched a perfect inning and has an ERA of zero.  Robby Rowland gave up a run in one inning and has an ERA of 0.90.

Record:  Mayaguez is 12-5, in second place in the Puerto Rican League, two games behind Caguas.

Next game:  Mayaguez is at Caguas again tonight.


Melbourne had no game scheduled.  They are scheduled to host Perth today.  COVID concerns have resulted in numerous cancellations of games in the Australian League.  A revised schedule is to be released tomorrow.  Melbourne is 2-2, tied for first in the Australian League with Canberra and Sydney.