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  • Lions making a run... Now just 1.5 games back!

    Licey Tigers 2 at Escogido Lions 3

    Licey's sloppy defense, and good timing by Neifi Perez' bat, helped the Lions get it's 4th straight win, this time against leaders Licey Tigers.

    Perez hit 3 hits, including a double, and the game winning RBI, to be the best offensively. Mario Ramos got the win, after relieving starter Nerio Rodriguez in the 4th. Fernando Rodney got the save and Valerio de los Santos, got the loss.


    Scoring Summary
    Licey 2nd: Andy Abad strikes out. Offerman walked. Belliard 5-3. Timo Perez RBI double. Sandy Martinez K'ed.
    Licey 1 - Escogido 0

    Escogido 3rd: Starter Juan Cedeño pitching. Miguel Olivo 5-3. Neifi Perez singles. Juan Uribe RBI double. Angel Peña reaches on E5, Uribe to 3rd. Izzy Alcantara sac fly. JR Phillips K'ed.
    Licey 1 - Escogido 2

    Licey 4th: Napoleón Calzado fly out. Andy Abad singles. Offerman fly out. Belliard RBI double. Timoniel Pérez IBB. Sandy Martínez pops out.
    Licey 2 - Escogido 2

    Escogido 6th: Quincy Foster infield hit. Eric Reed struck out. Miguel Olivo singles, Foster to 3rd. Neifi infield hit, run scores. Uribe forces Perez. Peña fly out
    Licey 2 - Escogido 3 FINAL

    TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    LT 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
    EL 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 8 0

    W: Mario Ramos (1-1)
    L: Valerio de los Santos (0-1)
    S: Fernando Rodney (1)

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    Cibao Eagles 3 at Eastern Bulls 2

    Jared Fernandez demonstrated once again why he have become the most dominant starter in the dominican league. He pitching 8 innings, allowing just one earned run, while Victor Diaz hit a 2 run homerun, to be the keys to the eagles win 3-2.

    With the win, the Eagles go back to the top, tied with the tigers, but now just 1.5 games away from the inspired lions.


    Scoring Summary
    Eagles 1st: Omar Beltré on the mound. Luis Polonia singles. Víctor Díaz singles, Polonia to third. Miguel Tejada 4-6-3 double play, but Polonia scores. Wily Mo Peña strikes out.
    Eagles 1 - Bulls 0

    Bulls 1st: Starter Jared Fernandez pitching. Esteban Germán lead off homerun. Eddy Garabito k'ed. Brayan Peña 6-3. Jorge Toca fly out.
    Eagles 1 - Bulls 1

    Eagles 6th: Beltre's on the mound. Alberto Castillo fly out. Félix- El Gatico- Martínez singles. Polonia 4-3, Martínez to 2nd. Díaz 2 run homerun. Tejada ends the inning 4-3..
    Eagles 3 - Bulls 1

    Bulls 8th: Fernández stays in the box. Jim Rushford walked. Juan Senreiso strikes out. Kenny Pérez singles. Ruddy Yan reaches on E5. Germán forces Yan 6-4, Rushford scores. Garabito fly out.
    Eagles 3 - Bulls 2 FINAL

    TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    CE 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
    EB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0

    W: Jared Fernandez (3-0)
    L: Omar Beltre (0-1)
    S: Miguel Batista (2)

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    Today's Preview
    The Lions go to Santiago to take on the eagles in their nest!! This is a crucial 2 games series that could define who stays in the run and who goes out... Remember, the lions are only 1.5 back... In the meantime, licey'll have 2 consecutive games against last place bulls... If they sweep, they'll be in a good position toward this difficult weekend where they'll play the eagles 3 times in 4 days


    Today's Games
    Lions @ Eagles
    Jorge De Paula 1-1 10.29 vs. Jose Lima 1-0 1.50

    Bulls @ Tigers
    Jose Mercedes 1-0 0.00 vs. Danny Tamayo 0-0 1.38

    Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

    Team W-L GB WPct Strk
    Licey 7-4 0.0 .636 1L
    Eagles 7-4 0.0 .636 1W
    Lions 6-6 1.5 .500 4W
    Bulls 3-9 5.5 .250 3L
    Last edited by Licey Fan; 01-10-2006, 10:29 AM.
    Licey campeón today and always!

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    • Licey can't get of drought... The stage's set for a photofinish!

      Eastern Bulls 7 at Licey Tigers 6

      The tigers have fallen into a losing streak in the worst of times... Jorge Toca (picture) hit a 2 run jack, and Jose Valverde pitched a perfect 9th, to give the bulls a 7-6 come-from-behind win that keep'em alive.

      The win was for reliever Yurkin Ferreras, while the loss (and the blown save) was for closer Yhency Brazoban. Valderde saved the game.

      The Bulls secured the game in the top of the 9th, were they scored twice, with RBI's by Esteban German and Jorge Toca.


      Scoring Summary
      Bulls 1st: Esteban Germán retired 6-3 by starter Danny Tamayo. Eddy Garabito singles, steals 2nd and reaches 3rd on wild pitch. Brayan Peña 6-3, run scores.
      Bulls 1 - Licey 0

      Licey 3rd: Erick Aybar singles. Timoniel Pérez singles, Aybar to third, and scores on E2. Napoleón Calzado lines out. Willis Otañez 4-3.
      Bulls 1 - Licey 1

      Licey 5th: Aybar walked. Pérez fly out. Calzado reaches on E6. Otañez struck out. José Offerman 2 run double, and is thrown out at 3rd.
      Bulls 1 - Licey 3

      Bulls 6th: Garabito singles, and reaches 3rd on error. Peña RBI single. Jorge Toca hits 2 run homerun. Juan Melo strikes out. Jim Rushfort singles. Juan Senreiso doubles. Pérez pops out. Ruddy Yan lines out.
      Bulls 5 - Licey 3

      Licey 7th: Aybar singles. Pérez infield hit. Calzado walked to load the bases. Otañez 3 run double. Offerman 1-3. Ronnie Belliard pops out. Luke Allen roller to 1st.
      Bulls 5 - Licey 6

      Bulls 9th: Closer Yhency Brazoban is called up. Kenny Pérez singles and steals 2nd. Yan 6-3. Germán RBI single. Garabito singles, German to 3rd. Peña 4-3, German scores. Toca 6-3.
      Bulls 7 - Licey 6 FINAL

      TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
      EB 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 11 3
      LT 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 6 11 4

      W: Yorkin Ferreras (1-0)
      L: Yhency Brazoban (1-1)
      S: Jose Valverde (2)

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      Escogido Lions at Cibao Eagles

      This is the second straight game suspended in Santiago... Now the Eagles have 2 games behind schedule, and no off days. The lions now fall one game behind the schedule.


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      Today's Preview
      Same teams, different stadium... Today Luis Castillo, now playing for the Minnesota Twins, is announced to make it's debut with the tigers... Also Felix Rodriguez, and Guillermo Mota will be in roster beginning tonight.


      Today's Games
      Eagles @ Lions
      Jose Lima 1-0 1.50 vs. Ezequiel Astacio 0-1 15.75

      Tigers @ Bulls
      Erick Knott 0-2 9.00 vs. Jose Mercedes 1-0 0.00


      Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

      Team GP W-L GB WPct Strk
      Eagles 11 7-4 0.0 .636 1W
      Licey 12 7-5 0.5 .583 2L
      Lions 12 6-6 1.5 .500 4W
      Bulls 13 4-9 4.0 .308 1W
      Licey campeón today and always!

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      • The Bulls are out with a few games remaining! Thank you for Toca's picture. What are his stats and Pena's stats?

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        • Originally posted by Cubano100%
          The Bulls are out with a few games remaining! Thank you for Toca's picture. What are his stats and Pena's stats?
          Toca's been ok, his avg is low, but he's hitting the ball hard, and has a lot of RBIS; but Peña seems out of focus lately... Yesterday was fooled by a rookie he had to tag, and allowed a run.

          Toca's: 13G 50AB 9H .180Avg 5R 4HR 9RBI 1BB 13K .192OBP
          Peña's: 12G 51AB 13H .255Avg 4R 1H2 1H3 0HR 6RBI 4BB 4K 1SB .309OBP

          By the way, the bulls lost yesterday, so now their officially out of the race... Those of you that were coming to Punta Cana and planning to watch a game there, can't do it now.... The closest stadium is in Santo Domingo, the capital, and it's a 4 hour trip.

          Summary's coming soon... I'm on a rush now
          Licey campeón today and always!

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          • Today I have a busy day, so I'll just post the results and the updated standing... The summaries come later


            Licey Tigers 2 at Eastern Bulls 0

            Erick Knott got his first win of the round robin, shuting out the bulls 2-0

            W: Erick Knott (1-2)
            L: Jose Mercedes (1-1)
            S: Valerio de Los Santos (1)

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            Cibao Eagles 8 at Escogido Lions 4

            Tony Batista homered twice for the eagle to be the main performer in this game.


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            Today's Preview
            The tigers go to Santiago to take on the Eagles in the dominican classic. The winner of this game will take the overall lead, and will place on foot on the finals


            Today's Games
            Tigers @ Eagles

            Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

            Team GP W-L GB WPct Strk
            Eagles 12 8-4 0.0 .667 2W
            Licey 13 8-5 0.5 .615 1W
            Lions 13 6-7 2.5 .461 1L
            Bulls 14 4-10 5.0 .286 1L
            Last edited by Licey Fan; 01-13-2006, 11:02 AM.
            Licey campeón today and always!

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            • next week (01/21) we are going to dom. republic (punta cana)...hopefully we will be able to watch a game

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              • Originally posted by Cuba_fan
                next week (01/21) we are going to dom. republic (punta cana)...hopefully we will be able to watch a game
                the finals (dominican series) are scheduled to start 1/18
                Licey campeón today and always!

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                • Licey Tigers 6 at Cibao Eagles 7

                  Bottom of the 9th, the home team losing 6-4 one out, bases cleared, on the mound for the opposing team the league's leader in saves... beautiful scenario to make something special... AND DID THEY DO IT!!

                  With one down, Luis Polonia (who went 4-4) singled... Miguel Tejada forced, for the 2nd out, and then Willie Mo Peña doubled to tie up the game... Then Victor Diaz became hero by hitting a single to bat in the game winning run... Yhency Brazoban messed up for his 2nd straight appereance...

                  For the tigers: Ron Belliard, Willis Otañez and Erick Aybar all homered.

                  Scoring Summary
                  Licey 2nd: Wilis Otañez down 6-3 against starter Wandy Rodríguez; José Offerman singles; Ronnie Belliard 2 run jack.
                  Luke Allen doubles. Robinson Díaz goes 6-3; Manny Martínez foul fly
                  Licey 2 - Eagles 0

                  Licey 3rd: Erick Aybar fly out; Luis Castillo infield hit; Napoleón Calzado singles, Castillo to third. E6 allows Castillo to score, Calzado reaches 2nd and is thrown out trying to extend to 3rd. Wilis Otañez walked; José Offerman walked. PITCHING CHANGE: EDWARD VALDEZ. Ronnie Belliard forces Offerman 4-6.
                  Licey 3 - Eagles 0

                  Eagles 4th: Wily Mo Peña HBP by starter Juan Carlos Cruz. Victor Díaz homerun. Matt Cepiky fly out. Tony Batista double; Alexis Gómez fly out; Alberto Castillo 5-3.
                  Licey 3 - Eagles 2

                  Eagles 5th: Bernie Castro strikes out. Luis Polonia singles. Miguel Tejada struck out swinging. Peña singles. NEW PITCHED: WILTON CHAVEZ. Victor Diaz singles, the run score, but the Diaz' thrown out trying to return to 1st (9-3).
                  Licey 3 - Eagles 3

                  Eagles 7th: Bernie Castro fly out. Polonia singles. NEW PITCHER: JORGE SOSA. Miguel Tejada forces Polonia 6-4. Mo Peña roller to SS, who bubbles, and makes a bad throw to 1st; Tejada scores. Victor Díaz 6-3.
                  Licey 3 - Eagles 4

                  Licey 8th: Luis Castillo 6-3. Napoleón Calzado singles. NEW PITCHER: MIGUEL BATISTA. Willis Otañez 2 run homerun.
                  José Offerman pops to 2nd. Ronnie Belliard doubles. Luke Allen 4-3.
                  Licey 5 - Eagles 4

                  Licey 9th: Manny Martínez 1-3. Erick Aybar solo homerun. NEW PITCHER: JOSE VARGAS. Luis Castillo 6-3. Napoleón Calzado HBP. Willy Otañez 4-3
                  Licey 6 - Eagles 4

                  Eagles 9th: NEW PITCHER: CLOSER YHENCY BRAZOBAN. Félix Martinez PH, strikes out. Bernie Castro singles. Luis Polonia singles. Miguel Tejada 5-3, run scores. Wily Mo Peña RBI double. NEW PITCHER: PEDRO LIRIANO. Victor Diaz game winning single.
                  Licey 6 - Eagles 7 FINAL

                  TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
                  LT 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 9 1
                  CE 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 7 13 2

                  W: Jose Vargas (1-0)
                  L: Yhency Brazoban (1-2)


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                  Today's Preview
                  The final strech of the round robin winds up... Today David Ortiz' supposed to make his return to the escogido lions' lineup, trying to give em the boost they need to make it to the finals


                  Today's Games
                  Tigers @ Lions
                  Felix Diaz 0-0 4.15 vs. Jorge De Paula 1-1 10.29

                  Bulls @ Eagles
                  Edison Volquez 0-2 5.14 vs. Jose Acevedo 2-0 1.47


                  Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

                  Team GP W-L GB WPct Strk
                  Eagles 13 9-4 0.0 .692 3W
                  Licey 14 8-6 1.5 .571 1L
                  Lions 13 6-7 3.0 .461 1L
                  Bulls 14 4-10 5.5 .286 1L
                  Last edited by Licey Fan; 01-13-2006, 11:37 AM.
                  Licey campeón today and always!

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                  • Round Robin Leaders as of Jan 12:radio

                    This are the teams signals:

                    Licey: L
                    Eagles: AC
                    Bulls: AZ
                    Lions: E

                    Average (2.7 Plate appearances per game)
                    M. Olivo (AC) .472, L. Polonia (AC) .404, E. Aybar (L) .400, A. Gómez (AC) 394, N. Calzado (L) .385, A. Abad (L) .353, V. Díaz (AC) .346, I. Alcántara (E) .341, E. Germán (Az) .321, Q. Foster (E) .308.

                    Runs Scored
                    E. Aybar (L) 13, V. Díaz (AC) 11, E. Aybar (L) 11, L. Polonia (AC) 11, N. Calzado (L)11

                    RBI
                    R. Belliard (L) 13, V. Diaz (AC) 12, A. Abad (L) 11

                    Hits
                    E. Aybar (L) 24, N. Calzado (L) 20, L. Polonia (AC) 19, E. Garabito (Az) 18, V.Diaz (AC) 18

                    Doubles
                    L. Polonia (AC) 5, I. Alcantara (E) 5, V. Díaz (AC) 4, N. Calzado (L) 4,R. Belliard (L) 4

                    Triples
                    M. Olivo (E) 3, E. Aybar (L) 3, B. Peña (Az) 2, E. German (Az) 2, E. Garabito (AZ) 2

                    HR
                    J. Toca (Az) 4, T. Batista (AC) 4, N. Calzado (L) 2, Abad (L) 2, T. Batista (AC) 2

                    Stolen Bases
                    E. Germán (Az) 3, M. Olivo (E) 3, E. Aybar (L) 3

                    Pitching
                    J. Fernandez (AC) 3-0, 1000, E. Ramos (L) 2-0, 1000, J. Acevedo (AC) 2-0, 1000, JC. Cruz (L) 2-0, 1000

                    ERA
                    J. Lima (AC) 1.42, J. Acevedo (AC) 1.47, JC. Cruz (L) 1.59, J. Fernandez (AC) 2.25, D. Tamayo (L) 2.45

                    K
                    J. Acevedo (AC) 20, E. Volquez (Az) 16, J. Lima (AC) 11, J. Cedeño (L) 11, M. Ramos (E) 11

                    Saves
                    Y. Brazoban (L) 4, J. Valverde (Az) 2, F. Rodney (E) 2, M. Batista (AC) 2
                    Licey campeón today and always!

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                    • Licey Fan,

                      Thanks so much for the reports, you are a great fan!

                      Miguel Batista appears to be giving up a lot of runs. In your opion, what is wrong?

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                      • Originally posted by dbackswin
                        Licey Fan,

                        Thanks so much for the reports, you are a great fan!

                        Miguel Batista appears to be giving up a lot of runs. In your opion, what is wrong?
                        He seems out of shape... He's getting under the batter's, and when he wants to go by the middle he's getting killed

                        His numbers: 0-1 16.20 .464OBA 5App 2Sv 5.0IP 13H 9R 9ER 2BB 1K
                        Licey campeón today and always!

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                        • Licey Tigers 4 at Escogido Lions 2

                          The Licey Tigers got closer to the dominican finals winning yesterday's game against the lions 4-2. With that win their magic number goes down to 2 (they have a 2.5 game lead over the lions with 3 games remaining for the tigers, and 4 for the lions).

                          Willis Otañez drove in 2 runs, to lead the attack of the blues. The win was for Starter Felix Diaz, and Jorge De Paula got the loss. Jorge Sosa got his 1st save of the playoff, taking over the closer spot for Yhency Brazoban, who has been inconsistent.

                          David Ortiz was back on the lineup for the lions, and drove in a run.

                          Scoring Summary
                          Licey 1st: Erick Aybar flys to LF against starter Roman Colon. Anderson Hernandez 4-3. Napoleon Calzado doubles. Willis Otañez RBI single. Jose Offerman strikes out.
                          Licey 1 - Escogido 0

                          Escogido 1st: Felix Diaz starts the game. Quincy Foster 4-3. Neifi Perez singles, reaching 2nd on passball and 3rd on throwing error of the catcher. David Ortiz sac fly. Angel Peña strikes out.
                          Licey 1 - Escogido 1

                          Licey 5th: Sandy Martinez fly out. Manny Martinez singles, and steals 2nd. NEW PITCHER: JORGE DE PAULA. Erick Aybar RBI triple, and scores on wild pitch. Hernandez fly out. Calzado strikes out.
                          Licey 3 - Escogido 1

                          Escogido 7th: Angel Peña singles, and Ramon Santiago PR. Izzy Alcantara singles and Elpidio Guzman PR. Santiago scores on WP, Guzman to third. Jose Reyes strikes out. Wilton Veras 4-3. Juan Tejada strikes out.
                          Licey 3 - Escogido 2

                          Licey 8th: Hernandez singles. Jose Herrera (PH) 1-3. Otañez RBI single. Offerman GIDP..
                          Licey 4 - Escogido 2 FINAL

                          TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
                          LT 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 10 2
                          EL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0

                          W: Felix Diaz (1-0)
                          L: Jorge De Paula (1-2)
                          S: Jorge Sosa (1)


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                          Eastern Bulls 3 at Cibao Eagles 9

                          The Cibao Eagles put a foot on the Finals by pounding the disqualified Bulls 9-3.

                          Miguel Tejada was the hero for the eagle offense, going 3-5 with a homerun, a run scored and 4 batted in.

                          Jose Acevedo (3-0) was the winning pitcher, after pitching for 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 K's and a walk. Matt Cepicky also helped the cause, going 2-4 with a 2 run homerun.

                          For the Romanians, the best in the offense was Brayan Peña, who went 2-4 with a homerun and drove in all 3 runs of his team.}


                          Scoring Summary
                          Bulls 3rd: Jerry Gil reaches on error. Ruddy Yan singles. Eddy Garabito sacrifices. Brayan Peña 6-3, run scores. Toca strikes out.
                          Bulls 1 - Eagles 0

                          Eagles 3rd: Alberto Castillo walked. Alexis Gomez doubles. Bernie Castro RBI single. Luis Polonia roller. Miguel Tejada 5-3, run scores. Victor Diaz Fly Out.
                          Bulls 1 - Eagles 2

                          Bulls 5th: Jerry Gil fly out. Ruddy Yan singles, and is thrown out on a steal attempt. Eddy Garabito walked. Brayan Peña 2 run homerun. Toca fly out.
                          Bulls 3 - Eagles 2

                          Eagles 6th: Starter Justin Reid still on the mound. Luis Polonia singles. NEW PITCHER: WINSTON ABREU. Miguel Tejada 2 run homerun. Victor Diaz walked. Matt Cepicky 2 run homerun. NEW PITCHER: JOSELO DIAZ. Tony Batista strikes out. Alexis Gomez walked. Alberto Castillo singles, Gomez to third. Alexis Fernandez RBI single. NEW PITCHER: YORKIN FERRERAS. Bernie Castro strikes out. Luis Polonia RBI single. NEW PITCHER: CESAR HERRERA. Miguel Tejada RBI single. Victor Diaz strikes out.
                          Bulls 3 - Eagles 9 FINAL

                          TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
                          EB 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
                          CE 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 X 2

                          W: Jose Acevedo (3-0)
                          L: Winston Abreu (1-3)



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                          Today's Preview
                          Licey welcomes the eagles for a 2 game set... A win of the tigers combined with a lions loss will get them to the finals. The lions go to romana to take on the bulls, and the schedule is on their favor, since they have 2 straight against them.


                          Today's Games
                          Eagles @ Tigers
                          Jared Fernandez 3-0 2.25 vs. Juan Cedeño 0-0 2.00

                          Lions @ Bulls
                          Mario Ramos 1-1 3.29 vs. Edison Volquez 0-2 5.14


                          Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

                          Team GP W-L GB WPct Strk
                          Eagles 14 10-4 0.0 .714 4W
                          Licey 15 9-6 1.5 .600 1W
                          Lions 14 6-8 4.0 .429 2L
                          Bulls 14 4-11 6.5 .267 2L
                          Licey campeón today and always!

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                          • Licey fan


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                            He seems out of shape... He's getting under the batter's, and when he wants to go by the middle he's getting killed

                            His numbers: 0-1 16.20 .464OBA 5App 2Sv 5.0IP 13H 9R 9ER 2BB 1K
                            __________________

                            That does not sound good. Thanks for the information. Another question for you. What is the interest level in the World Baseball Classic in the Dominican Republic?

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                            • Originally posted by dbackswin
                              Licey fan


                              Quote
                              He seems out of shape... He's getting under the batter's, and when he wants to go by the middle he's getting killed

                              His numbers: 0-1 16.20 .464OBA 5App 2Sv 5.0IP 13H 9R 9ER 2BB 1K
                              __________________

                              That does not sound good. Thanks for the information. Another question for you. What is the interest level in the World Baseball Classic in the Dominican Republic?
                              The interest's huge!! Is like some of the posters here have said... It lacks interest in the United States (as every international competition)... But for us, is a way to make a name for ourselves... Everybody's really looking forward to it and hyped about it... Can hardly wait
                              Licey campeón today and always!

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                              • Eagles officially reach the Finals

                                Cibao Eagles 10 at Licey Tigers 3

                                The Eagles had a huge 9th inning were they scored 6 runs, to secure their ticket to the dominican league finals, and in the meantime secure homefield advantage thru the series, by pounding the Licey Tigers 10-3.

                                Miguel Tejada, Víctor Díaz, Alexis Gómez and Matt Cepicky all homered in the slugfest. Tejada went 2-4, with 3 rbis; Diaz hit a grandslam in the ninth to finish 2-4; and Cepicky and Gomez both hit solo shots.

                                The game stood closed into the 9th inning, with the tigers trailing by just one run, until the eagles exploded with homeruns by Cepicky and Diaz. The win was for Jared Fernandez (4-0) who went thru a rough start where he allowed 3 early runs, but then settled. He pitched 6.1, allowed 8 hits, and 3 earned. The Tigers bullpen just collapsed in this game, and blew the effort of starter Juan Cedeño, who went without decision. He pitched 5 innings, and allowed just one run. The loser was Eddie Ramos, who allowed the go ahead run in the 7th

                                Scoring Summary
                                Licey 1st: Knuckleballer Jared Fernández starts the game. Erick Aybar 5-3. Luis Castillo lines out. Andy Abad homers. Willis Otáñez 6-3.
                                Eagles 0 - Licey 1

                                Licey 2nd: Luke Allen fly out. Ronnie Belliard walked. Hanley Ramírez fly out. Carlos Ruiz infield hit. Manny Martínez 2 run double. Erick Aybar 6-3.
                                Eagles 0 - Licey 3

                                Eagles 3rd: Juan Cedeño pitching. Alberto Castillo fly out. Bernie Castro 6-3. Luis Polonia doubles. Miguel Tejada RBI single. Víctor Díaz fly out.
                                Eagles 1 - Licey 3

                                Eagles 6th: NEW PITCHER: PAT MAHOMES. Luis Polonia walked. Miguel Tejada 2 run homerun. Víctor Díaz strikes out. Batista strikes out. Matt Cepicky's walked and Mahomes hits the showers. NEW PITCHER: EDDIE RAMOS. Edwin Encarnación lines out.
                                Eagles 3 - Licey 3

                                Eagles 7th: Ramos still pitching. Alexis Gómez go ahead homerun. Alberto Castillo walked. NEW PITCHER CARLOS PEREZ. Bernie Castro foul fly. Luis Polonia grounds into 643 DP.
                                Eagles 4 - Licey 3

                                Eagles 9th: NEW PITCHER: VALERIO DE LOS SANTOS. Matt Cepicky welcomes him with enourmous homerun. Encarnación doubles. Alexis Gómez RBI single. NEW PITCHER: JOSE JIMENEZ. Alberto Castillo 4-6. Bernie Castro infield hit. Polonia infield hit to load the bases. Miguel Tejada fly out. Víctor Díaz dispatches grand slam to the left field scoreboard that buries the tigers. Tony Batista fly out.
                                Eagles 10 - Licey 3 FINAL

                                TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
                                CE 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 6 10 14 0
                                LT 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0

                                W: Jared Fernandez (4-0)
                                L: Eddie Ramos (2-1)


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                                Escogido Lions 3 at Eastern Bulls 7

                                The DQ'ed Bulls gave the Lions a painful defeat yesterday, to put the lions in critical condition. They couldn't take advantage of the tigers loss in Santo Domingo, and helped reduce Licey's magic number down to 1. They must now win all of their remaining games, COMBINED with 3 straight losses by the tigers, to get to the finals.

                                The Bulls offense was lead by Andy Marte (picture) who hit a huge 430ft 3 run blast over the centerfield wall; Jorge Toca also homered, and Brayan Peña doubled and drove in 2.

                                Scoring Summary
                                Lions 3rd: Starter Daniel Cabrera still pitching. Elpidio Guzmán singles. Foster sacrifices 3-4. Neifi Pérez RBI single. David Ortíz IBB. Juan Uribe K'ed. Angel Peña k'ed.
                                Lions 1 - Bulls 0

                                Bulls 4th: Brayan Peña singles. Toca fly out. Rushford singles. Juan Senreiso RBI double. Andy Marte fly out. Jerry Gil 6-3
                                Lions 1 - Bulls 1

                                Bulls 5th: Ruddy Yan singles. Jesus Tavares singles. Peña 2 run double. Toca RBI single. Rushford fly out. Senreiso 1-3.
                                Lions 1 - Bulls 4

                                Bulls 7th: Peña 4-3. Toca singles. Rushford strikes out. Senreiso singles. Andy Marte hits huge blast over centerfield fence. Gil fly out.
                                Lions 1 - Bulls 7

                                Lions 8th: NEW PITCHER: ALFREDO GONZALEZ. Angel Peña homerun. Eric Reed, Jose Reyes and Wilton Veras all fly out.
                                Lions 2 - Bulls 7

                                Lions 9th: Neifi Pérez singles. David Ortiz walked. Juan Uribe fly out. Angel Peña RBI single. Reed roller to second.
                                Lions 3 - Bulls 7 FINAL

                                TE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
                                EL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
                                EB 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 X 7

                                W: Wilson Heredia (1-0)
                                L: Williams Simas (0-1)



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                                Today's Preview
                                Licey's magic number got down to 1, since the lions also lost their game. In order for the lions to make it to the finals, they have to win their 3 remaining games (including tomorrow's game against the tigers IF NECESSARY). If the tigers win any of their 2 remaining games, it doesn't matter what happens with the lions, and the round robin stops right there, since the other games are not necessary... If the playoffs end today, then the finals will start on tuesday... If not, they'll start on wednesday. Expect the eagles to sit their all-stars today, to rest them for the finals


                                Today's Games
                                Tigers @ Eagles
                                Danny Tamayo 0-0 2.45 vs. Joaquin Benoit 0-0 3.60

                                Bulls @ Lions
                                Omar Beltre 0-1 7.20 vs. Rafael Soriano 0-0 1.69


                                Here are the updated ROUND ROBIN standings:

                                Team GP W-L GB WPct Strk
                                x-Eagles 15 11-4 0.0 .733 5W
                                Licey 16 9-7 2.5 .563 1L
                                Lions 15 6-9 5.0 .400 3L
                                Bulls 15 5-11 6.5 .313 1W

                                x- Advances to finals
                                Last edited by Licey Fan; 01-15-2006, 08:57 AM.
                                Licey campeón today and always!

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