Thursday, October 18, 2007

Aragu drops two

Bobby Korecky
Bobby Korecky

Aragua 0 at La Guaira 9

W: J. Bennett (1-1, 1.00); L: H. Estrada (0-1, 7.50)
HR: LAG: C. Suarez (1).

Tiburones de La Guaira blanked the Tigres de Aragua 9-0 Tuesday, limiting the Tigers to only 5 hits on the game.

Twins prospect Brian Buscher had one of those hits in the 9th, but Mike Aviles (Kansas City) ground into a force out that nabbed Buscher at 2nd. Former Miracle Alex Romero (Arizona) extended his hitless streak, maintaining his .000 batting average on the season.

Former Miracle pitcher Frank Mata gave up 3 runs - none of them earned - on 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1 in 1.2 innings. Horacio Estrada (F/A) suffered the loss for the Tigres.

Atlanta's Gregor Blanco was 2-for-2 with 3 runs and 2 walks for the Tiburones, Seattle's Luis Oliveros was 1-for-4 with 2 runs, and Boston's Chris Carter was 2-for-5 with 1 run and 4 RBIs.


Zuilia 3 at Aragua 1

W: C. Rojas (1-0, 0.00); L: B. Korecky (0-1, 0.00); SV: R. Garces (3)
HR: None.

The Tigres did not fair any better against the Aguilas de Zulia on Wednesday. Twins prospect Bobby Korecky suffered the 3-1 loss for Aragua, giving up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 1 in 1.1 innings.

Brian Bass took the start for the Tigres, working through 4.1 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4.

Carlos Leon (Philadelphia) bunted his way onto base in the top of the sixth, then moved to 3rd on Darnell McDonald's (Minnesota) ground ball single and a missed catch by Tigre's first baseman Ruben Salazar (F/A). He would come home on Yurendell de Caster's (Pittsburgh) sac-fly to put the Eagles on the board.

They would take two more in the top of the 8th, when former Miracle pitcher Victor Moreno hit Leon with a pitch. McDonald would double him in. After de Caster ground out, Moreno would intentionally walk Carlos Gonzalez (Arizona). Randy Ruiz (San Francisco) singled a line drive out to center to put McDonald over the plate for Zulia.

Brian Buscher reached on a throwing error in the 9th inning by Leon, which went into the dugout, putting the Twins prospect on 2nd. He moved to 3rd on Salazar's fly out and scored on a throwing error by Zulia short stop Luis Bolivar (Cincinnati). That would be all the Tigres could manage though as Ramon Castro (F/A) flew out to end the inning.

Buscher would be 1-for-3 at the plate with 1 run and 1 walk. Fort Myers Alumni Alex Romero (Arizona) finally got his first hit of the VWL season. Jose Mijares worked .2 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 2.

Aragua takes on the Cardenales de Lara on Thursday at 7:30 PM, AST.


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