Eastern teams dominated Thanksgiving shortened day at the Dominican winter ball championship
The Bulls of the East and the Eastern Stars have reason to be grateful on Thursday LIDOM, after important triumphs against their rivals that put the tournament standings in an interesting situation.
The bullfighters were catapulted by Yasiel Puig to fourth place to force a triple tie with Tigres del Licey and Lions of the Chosen One (their rivals of the day), while the Stars they will remain another date as holders of the top in the leaderboard.
On the other hand, the situation of the Lions of the Chosen One begins to become precarious with another defeat against the Bulls, while the EaglesDespite retaining third place, they are now closer to the group of teams that seeks to continue climbing the table.
BULLS OF THE EAST 3 – LIONS OF THE CHOSEN 1
Yasiel Puig commanded the bullfighting attack against the Lions, hitting the first homer of his career in LIDOM. With the triumph, the Bulls they have won 16 of the last 21 games to the Lions of the Chosen One.
– Toros Del Este (@TorosdelEste) November 25, 2021
With the victory, the La Romana team snapped a streak of three consecutive losses that had sent them to the basement of the standings and at the same time, they became the last team to win ten games in the season.
Bryan Abreu (1-1) was the winner of the game by pitching five two-hitter innings and five strikeouts. While the loser for the Lions was the reliever Pedro Strop (1-1), who allowed the home run of Puig. The opener of the Selected, Christopher Molina (0-0) came out without a decision and lowered his ERA to 2.33 after 4.2 scoreless innings.
CIBAEÑAS EAGLES 2 – EASTERN STARS 6
The national and Caribbean champions were defeated against the Eastern Stars (14-9), who are still comfortable in the first place in the standings, having a game advantage over second place (Giants of the Cibao).
The Águilas Cibaeñas (12-11) could not generate great offensive reactions throughout the game. They scored two laps, driven in by Orlando calixte and Yairo Múñoz, but they were not enough against some Stars that generated six runs.
The Panamanian Andy Otero earned his second win of the season, following a performance of five innings, five strikeouts, four hits, one walk and one run allowed, while Wendolyn Bautista, a harrier starter, was punished with four runs in just three innings of work. These scores were the first the law has allowed in the tournament.
With their defeat, the Eagles remain in third place in the standings, with an advantage of two games above Bulls, Tigers and Selected.