Thursday, August 28, 2008

Celestino shuts down DSL Twins

DSL Twins 3 at DSL Mariners 6

W: M. Celestino (1-0, 0.00); L: A. Salcedo (0-1, 2.25)
HR: None.

The DSL Twins dropped game two of their best of three series to the DSL Mariners Wednesday at the Eppy Guerrero Complex in Villa Mella.

The Mariners would jump on a throwing error by shortstop Yorby Martinez to start out, allowing Victor Ozuna to reach, and then advance to 2nd when the ball went into the dugout. A sac-bunt by Ramon Moria advanced the runner and Rudy van Heydoorn doubled out to left to score Osuna. Axel Wei would ground out, moving van Heydoorn to 3rd. He'd score when Twins starter Adrian Salcedo unleashed a wild pitch. Hassiel Jimenez would go down on strikes to end the inning.

Ozuna would single in the bottom of the third, then come home on a van Heydoorn double to make it 3-0 Seattle.

The Twins best scoring opportunity in the early part of the game came in the top of the 1st inning when Danny Santana singled and Jairo Perez took a walk. A wild pitch by Seattle's Miguel Celestino put runners at 2nd and 3rd, but Jairo Rodriguez ground out, stranding the men.

Celestino would work 8 innings, scattering 4 hits and a pair of walks over that period while fanning four.

Eddy Santana would take over for Salcedo in the bottom of the 5th. He'd work the next two allowing only 3 hits before giving way to Raynard Doran, who worked the seventh.

In the top of the 7th, Rodriguez would double for the Twins. Jean Carlos Mercedes went down on strikes and Felix Caro flew out. It looked like Rodriguez would be stranded at 2nd, but a error by Angel Zapata in left allowed Manuel Soliman to reach and Rodriguez to score, putting the Twins on the board.

Lesmir Vargas took over the mound for the Twins in the 8th inning and allowed a lead off walk to Moria. Van Heydoorn flew out, but Wei and Jimenez hit back-to-back singles to load up the bags. Leonardo Parra would be summoned from the bullpen, but the new pitcher gave up a double to Hector Mercedes, which cleaned off the bases, making it 6-1 Mariners.

Bruno Mercedes took over for the nearly unhittable Celestino in the top of the 9th. Rodriguez would ground out, but Mercedes knocked a single out to left. Caro would get hit by a pitch putting two men on. Solimen flew out to center before Carlos Vasquez doubled to bring in the two Twins runners. But Vasquez would be picked off at 2nd, ending the game.

The two teams rematch Thursday at Baseball City at 10:30 AM for the decisive 3rd game of the series.


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