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11/27/2005 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News : Games Result"
By Carlos Fragoso
Mazatlán 9 Culiacan 2 Walter Silva 3 - 2 Miguel Angel Gonzalez 4 - 1
Navojoa 18 Obregon 1 Mario Mendoza 5 – 1 Jesus Aurelio Rodriguez 3 - 3
Hermosillo 7 Mexicali 4 Azael Alvarez 3 – 2 Jorge Flores 4 - 2
Los Mochis 5 Guasave 1 Francisco Rodríguez 5 – 2 Rudy Gonzalez 2 - 6
In Mazatlan, local team Venados ended Culiacan`s winning streak beating them 9 -2 to tied series up.Tomateros starter, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, who before the game remain undefeated with 4-0 record, now was blasted by Venados offensive stamping him with a 8 hits and 5 runs attack.
Part of that attack comes from , Pedro Castellano , Todd Linden and Daniel Fornes who drove clutch runs in to put their team on the lead , in the 3rd inning.
Winner Walter Silva , went 6 innings with 4 hits and 2 runs, one of those through Ben Francisco 7th home run of the season , in showing why he is considered a good big leagues prospect.
The Mazatlan`s hitting combo of Gonzalez brothers strikes back again , as Adrian and Edgar put up the show with 2 hits apiece , but not standing alone , because SS Heber Gomez had a 4 hits game.
Navojoa Mayos repeated the dosage to Yaquis , blasting a furious 17 hits attack off starter Jesus Aurelio Rodriguez and 5 more relievers to defeated them 18 – 1.
Winner Mario “ Mendoza Line Jr. “ Mendoza , went 7 innings allowing 3 hits and one run and relievers Julio Valerio and Luis Mendoza completed the work.
Offensively, Jonathan Aceves and Luis Cruz homered and drove 3 runs in each, while Norris Hopper kept having a terrific winter , belting 3 hits to raised more his BA up to .344 entering to the leagues batting title race , challenging Luis Alfonso Garcia and Juan Carlos Canizalez . both of Hermosillo.
Dodgers SS , Oscar Robles drove 3 runs in as well.
Hermosillo did it again, defeated Mexicali 7 -4 to get series to their side counting on good pitching by winner Azael Alvarez who went 6 innings , allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, having helped by releievers Nelson Figueroa and Jorge de la Rosa to resume the game.
Jon Nunnally who has been very quiet with the bat, last night he smashed a 3 runs home run, his first in the year to lead the attack, along with 3B Jorge Luis Valle who doubled home 2 runners in.
Loser Jorge Flores went 7 innings allowing 9 hits and 6 runs.
Christian Quintero kept his hitting streak underway , with a home run in the very first inning to reached 27 consecutive games hitting safely in chase of Andres Mora record of 29 and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a solid game to get his 5th win of the season to beat Guasave 5 – 1.
Losing pitcher Rudy Gonzalez was a victim of his lack of control , allowing 7 walks ,
Cottoneers reliever Jorge Luis Castillo worked 2. 1 innings fanning 6 Cañeros,
It was Quintero`s only hit in the game for Los Mochis , while teammate Victor Bojorquez got 3 to maintain his consistency and raised BA up to .323.
MEX PAC NOTES
Puerto Rican OF , Armando Rios is playing for Guasave and currently with a .143 BA
Chris Latham was signed by Obregon , also Arile Prieto is scheduled to pitch tonight vs. Navojoa
Pitcher Edgar Lizarraga of Los Mochis, and a member of the Mexican team that participated in the Qualification series in Phoenix was released by them not letting him to even return to the team
Los Mochis 4 0 1.000 ---
Hermosillo 3 2 .600 1.5
Mazatlán 3 2 .600 1.5
Culiacán 3 2 .600 1.5
Guasave 2 2 .500 2.0
Navojoa 2 3 .400 2.5
Obregón 1 4 .200 3.5
Mexicali 1 4 .200 3.5