Pedro G. Briceno
The Winter Baseball Final Series returns for a fourth date that could be decisive for the future of the event.
With Licey favoring the same 2-1, it moves to Tetelo Vargas for the fourth game in which, the Stars must at any cost come out gracefully so that it does not get into a difficult 1-3.
Edwin Uceta is manager Fernando Tatis’ selection to take the mound, while José Offerman chose Brooks Hall, also a right-hander, to seek to provide the Blues with their third straight win.
A brilliant pitching effort by Esmil Rogers gave the Tigers their second consecutive victory with a score of 1-0, after having succumbed in the first clash with a score of 5-2.
Uceta went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in the Round-Off. he allowed 11 hits in 15 innings.
On his side, Hall threw brilliantly, he left through the front door in his last presentation. He went 2-1 with a 1.56 ERA. He appeared in 17 innings, allowed 11 hits, just three earned runs and struck out 11.
The pachyderms need to improve their offense at any rate. They have scored four rounds in the past two games, in which they have barely hit 10 hits.
On Sunday neither club could hit and the 1-0 shutout marks the 14th in Finals series history. The last one had occurred in the final series between Aguilas versus Gigantes in 2021.
Both Licey and the Stars combined to go 1-for-12 with men in scoring position.
While the two teams display many bats on the “ground”, the two picks in the last draft, Henry Urrutia and Dairon Blanco are the most outstanding hitters in the series.
Urrutia is 5-12 with three runs scored and two RBIs for an average of .417, while Blanco is 9-6 with one run scored and three RBIs. His average is .667.
as a homeowner
Licey’s win on Sunday made it the first to be won by a home club.
No mistakes in the series
This is how the Licey goes in the three matches of the final, after the last Round Robin committed 18 blunders, third in the event. The Stars have four, which are divided into two in the second clash and the same number in the third.
The Blues dominate in batting and pitching with a 247 average and a 2.67 ERA.
His first hit.
He is looking for Ronny Mauricio, who is batting 0-for-12
It was the one that Marcelo Martínez had for the Stars after the leader Fernando Tatis called him to relieve in the fifth. He gave up no run in 4.0 innings, allowing two hits and fanning out 4.
Only without debuting.
Alemao Hernández is the only one of the imported players chosen in the last draft who has not yet made his debut. He is expected to be the starter for Licey for Wednesday’s clash.