Monday, January 26, 2015

Astros Winter League Playoff Recaps

Results for January 22-25, 2015

Uh.... I'm sure Jayne has noticed my slacking off again. Please, excuse me while I go run for cover.


The Adelaide Bite finished the regular season by taking 3 of 4 from the Melbourne Aces. They won the first 2, dropped the 3rd, and won the finale. Chan-Jong Moon appeared in all 4 games for the Bite and went 4-10 with a double, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Moon finished the regular season with 20 swipes. Tyler Brunnemann appeared in game 2 of this series and got the save (8); he walked 2 in the 9th but was able to avoid further trouble; he also struck out 2.

Jared Cruz also appeared in all 4 games in the series for Melbourne. He finished 2-9 with a double, 2 runs scored, 6 strikeouts, and a stolen base (2).

By virtue of having the ABL's best record, the Adelaide Bite will have a bye to the Championship Series, which begins on February 6.


A new champion was crowned in the Dominican Republic, and it was los Gigantes del Cibao. They won the best-of-9 series over Estrellas with a 12-5 win in game 8 yesterday. Gigantes faced an early 2-0 deficit in the series, but they turned the tables on Estrellas by winning the next 4 games to take the series lead, and eventually, they got the win. This is Gigantes' first title. For Estrellas, their title drought continues; their last LIDOM championship occurred in 1968.

James Hoyt appeared in game 7, which was a 2-1 Estrellas victory. He came on in the 6th and although he issued a walk, he was able to get the final 2 outs of the inning.


Since I last recapped games, Culiacán has taken control of the LMP Finals as they have a 3-1 lead over Jalisco. Tonight is their first chance to close out the series; first pitch is at 7:30 Mountain.

In the 3 games that I haven't recapped, Leo Heras went 4-11 with 2 RBI, a walk, 4 strikeouts, and a stolen base, his 1st of the series.


Santurce and Mayagüez traded shutouts on Friday and Saturday, and then Santurce blew up on Sunday with a 9-1 thrashing to take a 3-2 lead in the LBPRC championship series.

Ruben Sosa had a solid weekend at the top of the Cangrejeros lineup; he went 5-9 with an RBI, 3 runs scored, 3 walks, and 2 stolen bases, giving him 4 in the series. Travis Ballew appeared out of the bullpen on Saturday and Sunday and was credited with a hold on Sunday. Ballew allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 2.2 scoreless innings (1 Saturday, 1.2 Sunday).

The series continues on Tuesday with Santurce looking to finish it off.

1 comment:

  1. No worries!!! You have saved my bacon the last couple of weeks since I've been too busy to post much. Thank you!!!