Culiacan entered the weekend in last place in the Mex Pac and came out in last. The Tomateros did beat Guasave, 6-5, October 16 as starter Chris Waters held the Cotton Pickers to two hits in 6.1 innings, but Culiacan fell 6-3 last Saturday despite homers from Dee Brown and Refugio Cervantes. The third game of the series was rained out both Sunday and Monday.
The Tomateros hit the road for Los Mochis, losing a 7-6, 10-inning heartbreaker Tuesday night, but don’t blame Cervantes (who homered twice and drove in five Culiacan runs). The Tomateros rode Mike Cervenak’s two homers and double for Wednesday’s 7-3 win as Cervenak finished with four ribbies. Sergio Gastelum drove in three runs on a single and double in Thursday’s 8-8 tie in a game that was suspended after ten innings.