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12/11/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News : Milestones and Facts"
By Carlos Fragoso
_Pitching Leader JORGE CAMPILLO, failed to get his 10th and record breaking victory in his last outing
_ARIEL PRIETO ( Obregon) got his 8th win against Hermosillo
_ADAN MUŅOZ has now 18th HR's , 2 more than Obregon's ANDY TRACY
_Closer MARC KROON (Culiacan), picked up his 19 th save , a leader in this department
_Culiacan activated LHP VICTOR ALVAREZ a former Dodgers prospect. who is trying to comeback from injuries
_Hermosillo fired Manager DEREK BRYANT and named coach JACK PIERCE as interim, before receiving replacing one, PAT KELLY a Richmond Braves skipper, becoming their 4th manager in this season , a record
_VINNY CASTILLA and ERUBIEL DURAZO trying to save the sinking orange boat are scheduled to debut next tuesday Dec, 14th agaianst Cottoneers
_Mazatlan activated Cardinals Prospect, JOHN GALL a comebacker with Deer team, since he played well last season, they also activated ChiSox farmhand BRIAN McNICHOL who pitched last summer in Birmingham (7-2).
_Mazatlan activated P GREG HANSELL, sending WILL OHMAN to the DL
_SERGIO LIZARRAGA (Culiacan) and a Diamondbacks prospect picked up his 7th win of the season versus 3 losses, consolidating it as one of the top tomato growers hurlers
_Mexicali OF, JONNY GOMES, continues hot having 7 HR's in only 54 AB and now batting .352 avg.most of his hits has been clutch ones
_JASON GRABOWSKI left the Eagles and DERRICK WHITE come in to replace him.
_JOHN CANNON is back once again with Hermosillo, as he did last year
_Hermosillo's catcher IKER FRANCO hit his 13 HR, a career high ever for him
_Guasave's OF MARIO VALENZUELA (Charlotte),hit his first round tripper of the year against former teammates Culiacan, but drove 5 RBI's.
_Tampa Bay farmhand, P GERARDO GARCIA, made his debut with Culiacan
_JEFF CIRILLO is improving his performanace up to the point that, some scouts are watching him, now he's BA is .315
_Navojoa's pitcher MAURICIO LARA, ERA is team best 2.61, mostly in relief work , good enough to think that he is really coming back to his old shape, that made him considered Red Sox 8th prospect, now a free agent ,might have some organizations interested on signing him, because he still is only 25 years old and his velocity is there, clocked at 92 MPH.
-There has been only one shutout this season through ALFREDO ACEVES (Culiacan). who beaten Los Mochis 10-0, last Dec 9, it was his 6th victory versus 1 lost.