In a rain delay, but game start should be around quarter to 7.
Dylan Cease vs ALL STAR® Sonny Gray
Are the Twins a good team? Can they be a contender? I don't know if we actually know yet. If the bats play, I think they could be, but I don't actually know what the potential of this lineup is.
Hope tonight's potential is around twelve runs against Cease.
ESTRELLAS 5, GIGANTES 0 AT GIGANTES
Batting stars: None.
Pitching stars: Montana DuRapau struck out two in two perfect innings. Randy Rosario pitched a perfect inning and struck out one. Fernando Romero pitched a perfect inning and struck out all three batters he faced.
Opposition stars: Rainel Rosario was 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs. Socrates Brito was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Jeremy Pena was 2-for-4 with a home run, his second. Domingo Acevedo struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks. Joey Payamps struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
The game: Estrellas scored single runs in the second and third and three in the eighth to put it away. Rosario hit a two-run homer and Pena a solo shot in the eighth.
WP: Payamps (2-1). LP: Scott Harkin (0-1). S: None.
Notes: Logan Moore was 0-for-1 and is batting .375. Kelvin Gutierrez was 1-for-3 and is batting .364. Ronald Guzman was 0-for-3 and is batting .323.
DuRapau and Romero each has an ERA of zero. Rosario has an ERA of 1.29.
The Gigantes used three pinch-hitters and a pinch-runner.
The Gigantes were 0-for-8 with men in scoring position.
There was a 1:14 minute rain dealy. There was supposed to be a second game, making it a doubleheader, but it was postponed.
Record: The Gigantes are 8-9, but are only a game and a half behind first-place Estrellas. They are a half game behind fifth-place Licey.
Next game: The Gigantes host the Toros del Este today.