The Aguilas de Mexicali closer, Jake Sánchez, made history Tuesday by becoming the first pitcher in the history of the Mexican Pacific League to save 12 consecutive relay games, taking the last out in a 7-time victory. -5 on the Cañeros de Los Mochis.
Before 3,820 fans at Los Cachanillas Stadium in Mexicali, Baja California, Sánchez entered after Cañeros scored four times to get close to 5-7 and faced Eddy Martínez, whom he struck out without throwing to save his 16th game of the season in equal measure. number of opportunities.
“Jake Mate”, as the closer is known, has entered relief with a save chance in his last 12 games since October 26 and last Saturday against Charros de Jalisco he equaled the mark of 11 shared by three pitchers.
Sanchez, who has 62 career LMP saves and is one to match Antonio Osuna for ninth all-time, dropped Tim Lavigne, Anthony Carter and Alberto Baldonado with 11 consecutive relief saves.
The Mexicali reliever added his 12 saves with three in October –26, 27 and 28, all three against Naranjeros de Hermosillo– and nine so far in November on days 5, 6 – against Tomateros de Culiacán– , 9, 11 -Naranjeros-, 16, 18 -in front of Mayos de Navojoa-, 19, 20 -before Charros- and 23 -Cañeros.
Lavigne set the mark of 11 in the 2008-2009 season with the Algodoneros de Guasave, Carter tied it in 2017-2018 with the same Águilas and Baldonado with Tomateros last season.