PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE (LBPRC) PLAYOFFS – SEMIFINALS GAME 2 (BEST-OF-7)
Johnathan Rodriguez (PH-backup RF, Atenienses de Manati): 0-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Rodriguez was involved in a quarter of the Atenienses’ runs in Sunday’s restart of the Puerto Rican campaign after nine days without baseball in the Commonwealth after five Mayaguez players contracted Coronavirus. He walked with the bases loaded and later scored on a one-out fielder’s choice. On a related note, while Manati was blown out, it was hardly an embarrassing day for their lineup. Eight runs is good. It should win you most games. Unless your pitching staff allows the other team to put a larger number on the scoreboard than either team in the Browns-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game.
Hector Hernandez (SP, Indios de Mayaguez): W (1-0 in playoffs), 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB. 2 K. 1 HR allowed – A good outing, especially from a guy with every excuse to be rusty, and far, far, far more than enough for a pitcher being given THIRTY runs of support. Speaking of those thirty runs, while anyone who’s followed the LBPRC closely this season knows that Mayaguez and Caguas are playing on one planet and Manati and RA12 on another, and thus really didn’t expect anything close to competitive semifinals, I don’t think anyone saw this score coming.
Saul Rivera (RP, Indios de Mayaguez): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned) – At the risk of stating the obvious, this was not a save situation.
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP) PLAYOFFS – SEMIFINALS GAME 4 (BEST-OF-7)
Andruw Monasterio (SS, Caribes de Anzoategui): 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B – Monasterio makes it back-to-back two-hit games…a week apart (He last played a week ago, seeing action in both ends of a doubleheader and getting a pair of hits – again a single and a double – in the nightcap.).
Niuman Romero (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – Romero extended both his hitting and on-base streaks to eight games on Sunday.
Henry Martinez (RP, Caribes de Anzoategui): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K – Martinez has pitched a trio of shutout frames in his last two outings after allowing three earned runs in an inning on Wednesday.
Robert Zarate (RP, Navegantes del Magallanes): 0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (all earned) – All three hitters Zarate faced got a hit and eventuially scored.
Cesar Hernandez (SS, Cardenales de Lara); 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 21 E – Hernandez’s throwing error was his second defensive miscue since joining the Cardenales at the start of the Semifinals series.
Carlos Rivero (3B-1B, Cardenales de Lara): 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Rivero drove in the first run of the the Cardenales’ three-run ninth after reaching on a one-out error and scored the last run of the inning on a two-out sac fly off the bat of LF Cesar Puello.
Ezequiel Carrera (PH, Cardenales de Lara): 0-0, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 HBP – Carrera pinch-hit for C Yojhan Quevedo to lead off the seventh and was unsurprisingly replaced by another catcher (Francisco Arcia) in the n=bottom of the inning.
Yapson Gomez (RP, Cardenales de Lara): H (2 in playoffs), o.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K – Gomez rebounded nicely from a pair of two-run outings on Wednesday and Friday.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM) PLAYOFFS – SERIE FINAL GAME 6 (BEST-OF-7)
Derrick Loop (RP, Gigantes del Cibao): 1 IP, 1 H – While the Gigantes’ four-run rally in the top of the ninth came up a run short, it wouldn’t have been possible without Loop’s shutout bottom of the ninth.
Melky Cabrera (starting RF, Aguilas Cibanenas): 2-4, 1 RBI – Cabrera’s RBI single in the first proved to be crucial in the one-run contest,
Edward Paredes (RP, Aguilas Cibaenas): 0.1 IP, perfect – Paredes only threw three pitches, but also played an important role in forcing Game 7 as he got the Aguilas out of a jam in the fifth.
COLOMBIAN LEAGUE (LPB) PLAYOFFS – SERIE FINAL GAME 2 (BEST-OF-7)
Jhon Peluffo (RP, Vaqueros de Monteria): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB – Not a great outing, but none of the runners he allowed on base scored.
Audy Ciriaco (3B, Caimanes de Barranquilla): 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SF, 1 CS – While Ciriaco was hitless in Game 2, he was productive at the plate in other ways.
Sandy Leon (C, Caimanes de Barranquilla): 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K – The same can be said of Leon, who benefited from his plate discipline on Sunday.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP) PLAYOFFS – SEMIFINALS GAME 5 (BEST-OF-7)
Jose Guadalupe Chavez (SS, Tomateros de Culiacan): 1-2, 2 BB – Chavez now has a hit in nine of his ten games played int he LMP postseason.
In the other semifinal, the Naranjeros de Hermosillo took a 3-2 series lead over the Sultanes de Monterrey with an 8-6 win.
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)
Andrew Campbell (DH, Brisbane Bandits): 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – While he went hitless again, Campbell rebounded from a subpar Saturday by scoring a run in the opener of yesterday’s doubleheader.
Ryan Battaglia (starting RF, Brisbane Bandits): 0-1, 1 BB, 1 K – Battaglia has reached base in five of six games so far this season.
Andrew Campbell (DH, Brisbane Bandits): 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B – Whatever mini-slump Campbell was in, it ended in Sunday’s nightcap.
Samad Taylor (CF, Canberra Cavalry): 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – Taylor scored the Cavalry’s lone run of the game in the sixth inning.