The debut game of the Mexican Pacific League in it Madero Stadium It was exciting but it didn’t have the expected closure. The fog did its thing in Saltillo and, after the advantage that Sultans of Monterrey he had in the seventh inning, the ampayers gave him the victory 9-8 before the Culiacán tomato growers.
Little by little the stands of the Coahuila stadium filled up to watch the duel of the LMP in the venue that hosts the games as the home of the Saraperos.
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In a game that started slowly, little by little the emotions began to reach the home of the Northern Dragonwhich showed that the clash between the Sultans and the Tomato trees It was going to be close most of the time.
The fans from Saltillo had not settled into their seats and the first race came from those from Saltillo. Culiacan. After a fielding by Riley Unroe, Mallex Smith came home to put the 1-0 by administrative visitors.
The loss of the initial entry arrived and with it, the response from the people of Monterrey. The already famous Sultan player, Dustin Peterson, hit a single that went through right field and Edson García took advantage to sneak into the long-awaited base.
But the attack of the cherries, who today wore their gray jacket, was fearsome during the game. Ramón Ríos hit a single with a ground ball to second base, causing Alexis Wilson and Jesús Fabela to put two lines in favor of the Sinaloa cause.
The game, which featured the presence of the Saraperos de Saltillo mascots, Kike Conejo and El Dragón del Norte, was a “give and take” on the part of both novenas. Immediately, Monterrey responded, showing why they were the “locals.” In the top third, second baseman, Juan Mora, made it 3-2 after a single by García.
The “home runs” could not be missed. Already against a Madero covered at 50 percent, despite the 10 degrees that were felt in the capital of Coahuila, the strong hit came from Peter O’ Brien. The one from Tomateros hit the clinical home run and made the score 4-2.
Once again, Peterson, one of the fans’ favorites, left the rug laid out for Roberto Valenzuela, who was applauded by the fanatic sultan. The one born in Obregón, Sonora, took advantage of his teammate’s sacrifice fly to sneak home and make it 4-3 for the team. Sultans of Monterrey.
Tomateros was ahead in the duel. With a single by Peter O’Brien, destined for center field, Ramón Ríos made the score with which the Culichis took the lead by two runs in the match that was already in the top fifth.
Faced with the constant scourge of the Sinaloan team, in this same inning, Iván Zavala entered to take the mound and seek to repair the damage that the royals had already done.
The fifth low inning was for the royals. After a chaotic preview, Dustin Peterson, the most outstanding player of the match, ordered the leather one to be put behind Madero’s advertising, scoring not only himself, but also allowing the entry of Valenzuela and his compatriot, Grant Witherspoon.
Two more came in the same inning, in which they scored six runs. It was Daniel Sánchez who emulated what Peterson did and sent the ball away from Madero, causing both him and Juan Mora to hit the Gray Ghosts the 9-5 that lifted them in the duel of the Mexican Pacific League in Saltillo.
In the sixth, the only ones who showed their offense were the Tomateros. Emmanuel Ávila, Alexis Wilson and Mallex Smith made three consecutive scores, with which they got closer to the score that, by then, was already 9-8 in favor of Sultanes.
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Not even the seventh inning could be completed when The fog in Saltillo did its thing in Madero. In the end, the top brass of the Mexican Pacific League They decided to cut the game short and choose to resume action this Saturday.