Monday, December 17, 2007

Tigres make it 3 in a row

vs Leones
Photo courtesy of los Tigres de Aragua

Caracas 1 at Aragua 3

W: J. Karnuth (2-1, 1.35); L: R. Sanchez (0-2, 8.22); SV: F. Butto (13)
HR: None.

Los Tigres de Aragua made it 3 wins a row, defeating los Leones del Caracas in a battle feline Sunday.

Los Leones got on the board first, with Jesus Guzman (Seattle) knocking a triple off Aragua starter Henry Bonilla (LA Angels). A single by Marco Scutaro (Toronto) served to plate him. It would be all the Leones could get though, as Bonilla worked through 6 innings, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.

Aragua however found themselves limited by Caracas' Brian Slocum (Cleveland) who held the Tigres to 3 hits and 1 walk over 6.1 innings while striking out 5.

One of those hits would be a single by Wilfredo Romero (F/A) in the 7th inning. Alex Romero (Arizona) reached on a fielding error and a sac-bunt by Luiz Maza (LA Dodgers) moved the pair around. A solid hit to center field by Alex Delgado (F/A) brought in the duo, giving the Tigres the win.

Martin Prado (Atlanta), pinch hitting for Romero, would bring in Mike Aviles (Kansas City) in the 8th for the insurance marker.

Romero finished off 0-for-2 at the plate with a run, while Maza was 1-for-2. Former Twins catcher Henry Blanco (Chicago Cubs) was 2-for-4 for los Leones with a double and walk.

The Tigres face los Cardenales de Lara Monday at 8:30 PM AST, and los Tigurones de La Guaira on Tuesday at 7:30 PM AST.

Invisible Log
Tigres de Aragua

Left handed pitcher Dave Gassner, a member of the Rochester Red Wings for the past four season was not offered a new contract by Minnesota, becoming a free agent. Gassner posed a 6-12 record with a 4.95 ERA for the Twins AAA affiliate in 2007, with 83 strike outs, issued 42 walks and allowed 17 home runs.

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