Thursday, August 31, 2017

Leones-Pericos game in Puebla rained out (again)

Wednesday's scheduled Game Five of the Mexican League's South Division championship series in Puebla was rained out, marking the second time in three days the Pericos and visiting Yucatan Leones were unable to get some baseball in.  The defending champion Pericos, who finished a fairly distant second to the Leones in the LMB South during the regular season, lead the series, 3 games to 1, and will seek to close out the series with Andres Meza tabbed as Thursday's starting pitcher.  Yucatan will try to stay alive by sending James Russell to the mound for the 1:00PM ET contest at Estadio Hermanos Serdan in the colonial city.

Weather permitting, of course.

Meanwhile, the Tijuana Toros stand one game away from their second consecutive trip to the Serie del Rey. Manager Pedro Mere's squad has a 3-games-to-2 edge over rivals Monterrey in the LMB North title series. The Toros won the first two games of their set at home before dropping two of three at Estadio Monterrey. Following Wednesday's travel day, the two sides will lock horns again Thursday night at 7:35PM ET at Tijuana's Estadio Gasmart.  Former major leaguer Horacio Ramirez will throw the game's first pitch for the Toros while the Sultanes try to stave off elimination with Angel Castro starting for Felix Fermin's club.