ZAPOPAN, Jalisco – Former Mexican major leaguers Roberto Osuna finally made his debut in the Mexican Pacific League, taking his first save in the Charros de Jalisco’s 4-2 win over the Sultans of Monterrey on Tuesday night. on Opening Day of the 2021-2022 season.
Osuna, who for several years refused to play for the Charros in winter, withdrew Cuban Yordanis Linares in a row, with a fly to second base, the emerging Fernando Pérez with a fly to right and Carlos Álvarez with a grounder to second base.
After the absence of a year caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zapopan park reopened its doors to the Charros fans, who more than responded to the call of their foremen and registered an entrance of almost 7 thousand spectators; the limit allowed by the Board of Health was 50% of the capacity (8,250 attendees).
Orlando Lara took the victory in work of five blank innings, in which he received 3 hits and gave 2 walks. In return, he prescribed 5 strikeouts. Luis Gámez bore the defeat.
For Charros, Agustín “Guti” Murillo homered for the left-handed two-run RBI.
In Hermosillo, with great work by Juan Pablo Oramas and the offensive power led by José Cardona and Nick Torres, the Naranjeros de Hermosillo beat the Águilas de Mexicali 8-3.
The Orange Squad started the offense strong and in the first episode the first batter of the match Cardona blew the right-field fence against the pitches of the defeated Miguel Peña to put Hermosillo in front 1-0 in the score.
The scoreboard did not move again until the fourth inning when the Naranja offense showed its power again and this time it was Nick Torres who punished Peña and with a huge hit across center field extended the Orange lead to two runs.
The Tabasco left-hander Oramas, in his sixth opening game with Naranjeros, looked intractable on the hill of responsibilities by throwing six innings where he did not allow runs, he had three hits, struck out seven opponents, leaving the game won.
In Culiacán, the two-time champions Tomateros de Culiacán came from behind on the board and defeated the Venados de Mazatlán 7-6 in 10 innings, in a game that ended in the first hour on Wednesday.
Mateo Gil gave a birthday present to his papa Benjamín Gil, manager of the Tomateros, by deciding the meeting with a sacrifice fly to right field.
Derrick Loop took the win in a game in which Tomaeros trailed 6-2, but rose with three in the eighth and one in the ninth to send the game to extrainnings. Gerardo Gutiérrez defeats it.
The opening games between Cañeros de Los Mochis against Algodoneros de Guasave and Mayos de Navojoa vs Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón will be played on Wednesday, in which Tomateros and Charros pay visits to their rivals on Tuesday. Hermosillo will pay visits to Mexicali on Thursday, in which Algodoneros pay visits to Cañeros and Mayos to Yaquis.