Saturday, December 12, 2009


1} HERMOSILLO NARANJEROS (12-6/.667/0.0GB/6.0Pts)
Hermosillo won four of six games last week to maintain first place in the Mex Pac, winning two apiece from Navojoa and Los Mochis.
OF Luis Alfonso Garcia is only batting .254, but his 18 homers are best in the league and his 43 RBIs are tied for second. Naranjeros P Juan Delgadillo is 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA.

2} CULIACAN TOMATEROS (11-6/.647/0.5GB/3.0Pts)
Culiacan kept pace with Hermosillo by winning two games against Mazatlan and registering two wins and a 12-inning tie in Obregon.
3B Mike Cervenak stands third in the LMP with a .361 average, second in RBIs with 43 and fifth in homers with 10. No Tomateros pitcher has more than 3 wins, however.

3} NAVOJOA MAYOS (10-8/.555/2.0GB/4.5Pts)
Navojoa fell out of first place by losing four of six games, including a pair of losses to Hermosillo and two more defeats against Mexicali.
P Tim Gustafson has been outstanding, with a 5-1 record and a 2.93 ERA in 9 starts. OF Matt Young leads the Mayos with a .294 batting average and 16 steals.

4} OBREGON YAQUIS (8-9/.470/3.5GB/5.0Pts)
Obregon won three games in a row against Mexicali, then dropped a pair with Culiacan before ending their series with a 4-4, 12-inning tie against the Tomateros.
DH Erubiel Durazo has hit .321 with 5 homers in 24 games since joining the Yaquis last month. OF John Mayberry Jr. was placed on the disabled list after hitting .313 with 7 homers.

5T} LOS MOCHIS CANEROS (8-10/.444/4.0GB/4.0Pts)
Los Mochis didn’t have the best of weeks, winning once and losing twice to both Guasave and Hermosillo to fall below .500 in the second half.
1B Sandy Madera leads LMP batters with a .414 average in 52 games, but 11 pitchers have started for the Caneros (none has more than 2 wins). There is no stopper in Mochis.

5T} GUASAVE ALGODONEROS (8-10/.444/4.0GB/3.5Pts)
Guasave went 3-3 last week, with the Algodoneros winning two of three against Los Mochis before dropping two out of three contests with Mazatlan.
3B Yurendell de Caster has hit .346 in 13 games, and 1B Japhet Amador is batting .315 in part-time duty. P Jim McGrane is 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA, but has struggled a little of late.

7T} MEXICALI AGUILAS (7-11/.411/5.0GB/7.0Pts)
The top two LMP teams in the first half are tied for last in the second, as Mexicali lost five straight games (including three in a row to Obregon) before taking two from Navajoa.
Four Aguilas are among the LMP’s top six batter (Brad Snyder is at .375). P Kameron Loe is 2-1 over his last 3 starts, including 5 shutout innings against Mazatlan on Nov. 28.

7T} MAZATLAN VENADOS (7-11/.411/5.0GB/8Pts)
Mazatlan got off to a horrible second-half start before winning once in Culiacan and taking two of three at home against Guasave to pull the Venados into a tie for seventh place.1B John Lindsey has hit .312 with 10 homers, while OF Jon Weber has hit .384 over 30 games. P Pablo Ortega has been super (7-2, 2.18), topping the LMP in both wins and ERA.

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