Monday, January 14, 2008

Tigres knock off Margarita

Vs. Margarita
Photo courtesy of los Tigres de Aragua

Bravos 0 at Aragua 3

W: J. Santiago (2-1, 3.00); L: V. Zambrano (1-2, 6.23); SV: F. Butto (2)
HR: ARA: H. Gimenez (2).

Los Tigres de Aragua tossed blanks on Sunday, this time shutting down los Bravos de Margarita, 3-0, at los Jose Perez Colmenares Stadium of Maracay

The first four innings of the game would fly by in a scoreless frenzy, despite a double by Alberto Callaspo (Kansas City) in the bottom of the third.

In the bottom of the 5th with one out, Edgard Alfonzo (Texas) would be plunked by a pitch. Hector Gimenez (Tampa Bay) then drew a walk. Former Miracle Alex Romero (Arizona) ripped a double out to left to score the pair, giving the Cats 2 runs on the board.

A home run by Gimenez in the bottom of the 7th would be the only other run in the game.

Luis Santiago (NY Mets) limited the Bravos to 4 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings. Oswaldo Sosa (Minnesota) allowed 2 hits in .2 innings worth of work in the 7th, with free agents Jose Guanchez, Kevin Tolar, and Frank Butto finishing off the Bravos.

Los Tigres face Caribes on Monday for a 6:30 PM AST game before taking Tuesday off.

Tigres de Aragua

Former Miracle Luis Rodriguez (San Diego) sat out the games on Saturday and Sunday due to backpain. He is expected to return Monday or Wednesday. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, who was expected to rejoin the team on Sunday, also did not make an appearance.

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