Difficult outlook for the super leaders of the North and South Zone of the Mexican Baseball League, since they are down in their series for the championship with zero wins and two losses, they are also as locals, which hinders their chances of winning the championship.
The Red Devils of Mexico lost their two games to the Yucatan Lions at their Alfredo Harp Helú stadium with scores of 7-6 and 6-4, tight scores; Now the Devils travel to the Kukulkan stadium in Mérida to play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, where the location and height of the city of Mérida contrast diametrically opposite, Mérida at 10 meters above sea level and Mexico at 2,250 meters. A mathematical physicist once commented to me that at high altitudes the pitches do not break the same as at sea level and two excellent pichers that almost never won in Puebla come to mind, Francisco “Pancho Ponches” Campos, from Campeche, and Pablo Ortega , of the Tigres in Cancun.
Well, in the first game of the series in Mexico, a terrible decision by manager Miguel Ojeda that started with his worst pitcher, the 33-year-old Nicaraguan JC Ramírez, who in his last two outings was beaten, in 18 against Veracruz in the City from Mexico and only in a 2/3 they gave him 7 hits and 7 runs with 1 HR; in Cancun against Tigres, in 5 2/3 four runs and another HR, when starting against Leones he had a percentage of more than 20 in earned runs, in two innings he allowed 5 hits, 7 runs and another homerun. This bad decision could cost Ojeda the championship and also Diablos connected 14 hits against 7 from Yucatán, left 9 runners on base, which speaks of poor handling as well; This reminded me of the movie “The Fortune Game,” where A’s manager Billy Beane used statistics to put the team together.
North Zone. Tijuana also swept Mariachis with scores of 4-3 and 11-9, the series returns to the Chevron stadium in Tijuana which is 20 meters above sea level and Guadalajara at 1,566, which makes more advantage for Toros. The highlight of these two series were the closers who made two saves, J. Lueke of Leones and F. Rodney of Toros.
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