Power Rankings: First week LIDOM


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Power Rankings: First week LIDOM

Monday arrived and with it, we present the first weekly ranking of LIDOM teams by ESPN

The LIDOM closed his first week in style. As if it were a Disney script, the debut of Albert pujols He closed Sunday’s day with a Walkoff to put the Tigers on the ground. We also saw the Giants win their first game.

We assess the performance of the teams and their players, how they win and how they lose, we monitor their streaks and analyze the statistics of each team.

Important note: Our power ranking is not based solely on the standing of the ranking.

1. BIG team

The Aguilas Cibaeñas They gave reason to believe their “Big Team” slogan this week. With a resounding 4-0 in the first games, the Águilas Cibaeñas started the current tournament with 3-2 victories against the Giants, 5-2 and 9-3 against the Toros, and exploited the Lions 11-3 before falling 4 -1 against its neighbors Gigantes del Cibao.

Thanks to a .245 / .304 / .362 offensively, third in the league and 2.86 team ERA, ranking second. The National and Caribbean Champions remain # 1 in the weekly rankings.

2. Glorious start

Ahead of their losing streak weekend, the Tigres del Licey they got off to a strong 3-0 start based on their relief pitching and timely hitting. The Tigers started their week with a +13 differential, allowing just 6 runs in 27 innings pitched.

With that start, the felines were positioned in second position, but not very confident since after 11 walks in the 10-6 loss to the Toros, the relay was affected, with the same relay being the one who lost Sunday’s game against the Lions in extra innings.

3. A stable shine

The Stars they share the second position with the capital teams, but do not fall asleep with the green team. Despite their back-to-back losses to the Tigers, the Stars debuted with a shutout against Toros del Este who were off to a good start.

After losing games 2-3, the Orientals left the Giants in 1 run and went out to whiteout the Bulls on Sunday. Thanks to a league-first 1.64 ERA, the Pachyderms occupy No. 3 in the rankings.

4. Roar with legend included

The Lions started their season somewhat shaky in every way. A 4-1 opening loss to then score 20 runs in a two-run against the Giants and then lose 11-3 on Saturday and win 3-2 in extra innings on Sunday demonstrates an instability of the “Chosen One.” The best of the week? Pujols’ debut and walkoff.

5. In Torolona

A 0-3 of the Bulls of the East it has them laid out. With a poor .180 batting average added to 48 strikeouts (second in the league) in just 150 AB, Torolio’s have serious problems in their offense (5th in the league) and even in their effectiveness, where they occupy the same place thanks to a high 4.60 collectively.

In spite of everything, the Bulls stopped their losing streak for the moment and beat some Tigres 10-6 who have already had almost two years without beating them. Los Toros, led by two-time champion Lino Rivera, lost again via shutout to the Stars on Sunday afternoon.

6. The game has been gigantic

Los Gigantes del Cibao start the regular season with 4 losses before their first. With a total of 30 runs allowed and a sky-high 5.86 ERA, last season’s finalists have not been able to specifically find their game, which despite going out the front door on Sunday, still leaves much to be desired.

With a differential of -23 in just 5 games, 3 games under 500 and 4 out of 5 teams playing good baseball in a shortened season, the not-so-giants today will have to play against the tide so as not to celebrate their 25th birthday in the league basement.

Note from Fernando Sena, multimedia editor of ESPN Dominicana.


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