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06/14/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican League News"
By Carlos Fragoso
Play Offs coming Soon
With two more weeks of playing of regular season, it looks like Yucatan and Cancun (South), Monclova and San Luis, wll not gonna make it.
As of today, Saltillo is leading the North division with a 24-11 record, followed by Puebla 22-13; meanwhile,in the South, Campeche 23-11, is leading followed by Tigers who have a 21-15 record.
Individual stas, in batting Noe Muñoz (Saltillo), is on top with a .403 avg. followed closely by Demond Smith (Monterrey), who is posting a solid .394.
In HR´s, Izzy Alcantara (Laguna) is topping with 26 round trippers, followed by Guillermo Garcia (Tigers),24 in a "all dominican" race.Eduardo Jimenez (Saltillo) with 89, and Morgan Burkhart, 87 are commanding the RBI´s department.
In pitching, Frank "K´s" Campos (White Sox) a Campeche ace, is in pace to get the triple crown, with a 11-2 record, 1.77 ERA with 81 K´s.
Jose Siva (Mex.City) 11-3, Armando Valdez (Puebla), also have 11 wins each, Carlos Elizalde (Oaxaca) are threatening Frank in totall wins but far enough from him in the other departments.
Veteran hurler 49 years old Angel Moreno (pitched for Anaheim in early 80´s), got his 256th win lifetime, becoming the second winingest pitcher ever, and first lefty , removing former great Alfredo Ortiz who spent 24 seasons pitching, and last pitched back in 1987.
Moreno, in his 24th as well, spent 5 seassons pitchin in minor and major league basebal from 1980-1985 and he is today the oldest player in Mexican baseball.
Former Bucco, Emil Brown, hit 3 HR´s in a game for Campeche recently.
Mexican Hall of Fame have new guest, as today IF Fancisco "Chico" Rodrigues, Aurelio´s older brother ,OF Elpidio Osuna, and former big leaguer Sid Monge become the newest members of that shrine.
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Carlos Hernandez, left the Tijuana Toros team, in support to the decisison taken by the Mexican League, to undefinitively suspend ourfielder Armando Rios, after a verbal argument held to Laguna Owner Jose Antonio Mansur, who was reported clapping the hiitting of a Toro´s player by Pitcher Isabel Giron.
Manager Hernandez, not happy with the decision and after having his 17th player hit by a Cowboy´s pitching, decided to quit.
This action was well received by the Tijuana community, showihg his loyalty and respect to the team.
Alex Ortix a aveteran third baseman, was named interim manager
Posted by Carlos Fragoso @ 06/18/2004 06:44 PM EST
In a unexpected move, Tijuana released Manager Carlos Hernandez, and his coach Cesar Murillo, naming veteran Alex Ortiz, pplayer Manager.
No reasons whatsoever been disclosed as causes of this firing, but it looks like the recent losing streak by Tijuana, could be one of those.
In other story, Frank Campos got his 12th win yesterday fanning 11 players to improve his ERA to 1.58, with 92 K´s and strenghtening his pace to pitching triple crown
Posted by Carlos Fragoso @ 06/16/2004 07:49 PM EST