1872: Week 1 / Semana I

april 2nd

around the league

The logo of the Capitanes de Mayagüez: a red "M" on a navy circle bordered in red.

Streak: Jordán Díaz (RF)
Gaceteros are superstitious enough to avoid talking about 149-year-old hitting streaks until they end, but Díaz’s 3-5 line against the
Fundas, which extended his streak to 20 games, is the only extant evidence of them playing a game today.

The logo of the Samaritanos de San Lorenzo: the letters "SL" in black Western-style serif font, bordered in white, on a yellow circle bordered in red-black-red.

Streak: Manuel Castañeda (2B)
Perhaps understandably after such a long offseason, Castañeda is held to no hits by the Esqueletos, ending a 29-game streak.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

Streak: Marcos Valdez (2B)
It’s a bad day for second basemen trying to protect their hitting streaks—Valdez goes 0-3 against the Polluelossnapping a 23-game run.

The logo of the Montañeses de Utuado: a squarely-built light blue "U" bordered in white and brown on a brown circle, bordered in black and light blue.

Shutout: Jorge Ochoa (#2)
After six late starts in 1871, during which he went 5-1 with an impressive 2.04 ERA / 0.92 WHIP / .217 BABIP line and shut out the Mogotes on six hits, and a disappointing postseason performance in which he started no games—in fact, he pitched only 3.1 innings across three games—and still incurred two losses, Ochoa gives the Gallitos only six hits to work with, striking out two, to put them at 0-2 on the season.

The logo of the Guardianes de Dorado: a green "D" in fancy script on a black circle gridded with green, bordered in green.

Injury: Pedro Sepeda (CF)
After his 91.4% stealing success rate last year, Sepeda can’t be faulted for trying to start the 1872 season with a swipe, especially when he sees a good spot—but this time, he tears his hamstring, putting him out of action for six weeks. 

april 3rd

The logo of the Ingenieros de Rincón: a black cursive "R" bordered in white and then red, on a green circle streaked with black lines, bordered in black and then white.

vs. Ingenieros

Last year, Ingenieros second baseman Alfredo Vargas got tackled during a rundown and strained his midriff enough to sit out for two weeks. He was 38.

Two days before this game, at 39, he was listed as dudoso (“doubtful”) due to the road medic’s diagnosis of neck stiffness.

During this game, while fighting off Marcos Ochoa‘s attempt at a slide, Vargas becomes the first Liga Nacional Puertorriqueña player to fracture a finger in 1872. It puts him out of action for a month.

Shortly after Vargas returns to the Rincón lineup on May 9th, he will prove unusually resistant to learning his lesson and, apparently, attempt to stop another baserunner with his ribs. Unsurprisingly, one will bruise, which slows him down for a week.

Exactly three weeks later, on May 30th, Vargas will try to hurdle a ground tag at third and stretch his groin enough that he’s benched, on and off, for six days.

Other than that, only the final score is left to us.

Ingenieros win, 12-7.

around the league

The logo of the Próceres de Barranquitas: a very fancy white "B" on a purple circle bordered in black-gold-black.

Shutout: Domingo Flores (#1)
Despite being the Próceres first-round pick, Flores started late in 1871, managing a very impressive 6-2 / 1.87 ERA / 0.75 WHIP line before being responsible for three losses in the torneo.

Today, he strikes out a single Ateniense and walks none, allowing five hits in his first goosing.

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

5-Hit Game: Marcos Rodríguez (RF)
Despite getting six at-bats from the Piratastwo of which resulted in doubles, and driving in two teammates, Rodríguez somehow fails to score even once.

The logo of the Patriotas de Lares: a light blue "L" in Old English type, bordered in black on a white circle bordered in red and sky-blue.

5-Hit Game: Juan Montoya (RF)
Like his fellow right fielder, Montoya tags the Cafeteros for two doubles with his five hits, which he manages in a perfect 5-5 line. He doesn’t drive anyone home, but he does cross the plate three times. 

The logo of the Caciques de Orocovis: a gold, wide O bordered in black and white on a dark green circle, which itself is bordered in gold and brown.

Injury: Fernando Cabrera (RF)
Cabrera, the Caciques’ starting right fielder for two seasons now, tries to snap off a run-saver to home.

He manages it, but the resulting strain on his elbow will leave him unable to play for six weeks. 

april 4th

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

at Cerros

José Ramírez has the only multi-hit game of his career. It’s a good one: 4-for-5, scoring two runs and batting in none.

Unknown final result.

around the league

The logo of the Gigantes de Carolina: an orange "C" in slanted modern angular font, bordered in white and then dark brown, on a brown circle bordered in orange.

5-Hit Game: Daniel Herrera (LF)
Herrera, who posted a dreadful .534 OPS in 1871, puts up a perfect 5-5 line against the Marineros, tagging them for two doubles, scoring once, and driving in six teammates. 

The logo of the Chupacabras de Canóvanas: gold "CC" letters in thick type, bordered in white, on top of a black circle striped thoroughly with purple, bordered with purple, blue, and purple.

6-Hit Game: Omar Ruiz (CF)
Not to be outdone, Ruiz takes a divisional game against the Cotorras as his chance to record the second 6-hit game of 1872, all singles. He scores once and drives in two.

The logo of the Tortugas de Culebra: a light aquamarine "C" on a gold circle with a shell pattern in black, bordered in black and aquamarine.

5-Hit Game: Ricardo Piedra (SS)
Not known for his offensive prowess, Piedra tags the Llaneros for five hits, none of them for extra bases. He drives in two and scores one run.

The logo of the Taínos de Gurabo: a simple black "G" on a red circle bordered in orange.

5-Hit Games: Andrés González (CF), Luis Nicolás (P)
No, we didn’t mistype. The Criollos gave up ten hits in eleven at-bats to these two, one of whom was the opposing pitcher. González and Nicolás combined for the following line: 11 AB, 10 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 5 RsBI, 6 R.

The logo of the Gallitos de Isabela: a yellow "I" in bold comic type, bordered in black, on a red circle bordered in black-yellow-black.

5-Hit Game: Ernesto Martínez (LF)
He doesn’t drive in any runs, but Martínez, in his first year as the main man in left field, puts up a 5-6 line against the Leones, scoring two runs.

The logo of the Avancinos de Villalba: a gold slightly cursive "V" on a navy circle, bordered in white and teal.

Shutout: Marco Gonsalez (¿?)
Apparently, someone by that name held the Piratas to no runs and no walks, despite allowing a grisly 11 hits and striking out none.

Try as we might, we found no record of the Avancinos ever having a pitcher by this name, which suggests Villalba was doing some truly weird promotions in 1872. A man by the same name and extremely idiosyncratic spelling did serve as a pitching coach, between 1878 and 1881, for—who else?—the Ingenieros. 

The logo of the Maratonistas de Coamo: a pale golden "C" in thick block type on a white circle bordered in pale gold, black, and pale gold again.

Injury: Juan “Hipopótamo” Pérez (LF)
Pérez, yet another of those famously explosive Coamo bats, ends up out of the game for five weeks after a weird throw causes some swelling in his shoulder.

The logo of the Guabaleros de Comerío: a goofy orange "C" in quirky type, bordered in white and then black, on a seafoam green circle with orange dots, bordered in orange, red, and orange.

Injury: Ramón Hernández (LF)
Same deal here, right down to the length of injury—a bad throw inflames the tendons in Hernández’s shoulder enough to bench him, although in his case, Comerío could use the batting spot for someone else.

The logo of the Brujos de Guayama: a very light blue "G" in cursive on a dark purple circle, bordered in that very light blue.

Injury: Miguel “Retumbe” Gómez (RF)
How Gómez hurt his knee badly enough to be declared ineligible for six weeks is a mystery. Espinosa, who remarked on the secretive nature of the injury listing, speculated it involved a flight of stairs.

april 5th

around the league

The logo of the Mulos de Aguas Buenas: a thick red "A" bordered in white on a black circle streaked with white spots, bordered in white-red-white.

5-Hit Game: Carlos Martínez (3B)
A contact hitter whose patience essentially guaranteed him a .300 average, Martínez torches the Arzobispos for a 5-6 line, though he only scores two runs and drives one in.

The logo of the Plataneros de Corozal: a swashed green "C" on a gold circle, bordered in green-black-green.

Shutout: Rafael Flores (#1)
With no strikeouts—or, more impressively, given he was #6 in the metric last year, walks—Flores holds the Amigos to only seven hits.

The logo of the Grises de Humacao: a tall "H" in dark gray, bordered in black, on a silver circle studded with gray, bordered in navy, cyan, then navy.

5-Hit Game: Marcos de la Peña (2B)
De la Peña reached #68 on the prospect list before the 1871 season, but it’s this year he’s broken out in a big way—and the Toritos feel the full wrath of it, as he smacks them 5-5 for two doubles, driving in two and scoring three.

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

Streak: Teófilo Peñalosa (CF)
After a decent season and great torneo in 1871, Peñalosa’s second season starts with bad news—the Montañeses hold him to no hits in five at-bats, ending his streak at 23 games.

The logo of the Vejigantes de Loíza: a big purple "L" bordered in gold on a black circle, bordered in purple.

Streak: Tomás Samayoa (2B)
Samayoa, the #14 prospect in 1871 and one of the most complete packages anywhere in the Liga Nacional, is held to no hits in 3 at-bats by the Ateniensesthe same team he torched nearly a year ago.

It ends a 40-game hitting streak—the newest record in the league. 

The logo of the Cafeteros de Maricao: a white "M" in quirky font bordered in black and then orange, on a brown circle bordered in dark brown and white.

5-Hit Game: Carlos Olivares (3B)
Olivares is typically better known for his glove than his bat, but everyone gets one good hitting day—and today, he takes the Corsos to the tune of a 5-6 line, including two doubles, a run batted in, and four scores.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

5-Hit Game: Iván González (1B)
For once, González, whose glove at first base cost his team several clutch runs, gives back against the Atléticos with a 5-6 performance. Only one’s a double, but he scores three and drives in three more.

The logo of the Esqueletos de Vieques: a narrow red "V" bordered in white and then black, on a purple circle where every other pixel is in black, bordered with black-red-black.

5-Hit Game: David Dután (SS)
Dután earns his keep by hitting clutch RBI doubles—and today, in fact, he smashes two of them, plus a triple, to score 2 runs and drive in 4 against the Polluelos.

The logo of the Corsos de Yauco: an orange "Y" in a slightly rounded sans serif font, bordered in white and black, on a navy circle bordered in orange, white, orange.

Injury: Guillermo Orozco (CF)
The rare 1870s player whose numbers are, apparently, much more fun than actually watching him play, Orozco—a former #29 prospect—gets himself put on the list when he frays a tendon so badly he nearly overshoots the base he’s trying to steal.

april 6th

around the league

The logo of the Valerosos de Ciales: a cursive purple "V" on a gold circle with black diagonal lines, bordered in black and purple.

5-Hit Game: Ángelo Roque (SS)
Roque played most of 1871 at first base, but Ciales used him to his full utility potential afterwards, giving him innings at first, second, short, and all three outfields. We’re not sure which one he was playing when he went 5-6 with a double against the Caciquesdriving in three teammates on top of scoring himself.

The logo of the Capitanes de Mayagüez: a red "M" on a navy circle bordered in red.

5-Hit Game: Sergio Bustillos (SS)
A defensive prodigy and #99 prospect, Bustillos’ main talent at the plate was not striking out—and he doesn’t today, as he records a 5-5 line against the Changosincluding a double, two scores, and two runs batted in.

The logo of the Jueyeros de Maunabo: a light blue "M" in script on a navy circle studded with light blue stars, bordered in white and light blue.

5-Hit Game: Iván “La Marmota” López (RF)
In 1871, third-round pick López tied for the Betances lead in home runs with four—today, however, it’s all singles he hits against the Ganaderos in a perfect 5-5 line. He only scores once.

The logo of the Cotorras de Río Grande: a bright red "R" in quirky type bordered in black and yellow on a green circle bordered in orange-yellow-orange.

Streak: Antonio Sánchez (1B)
Sánchez—whose profile as a first baseman mostly consisted of an average glove and a lot of unrealized power—goes 0-4 against the Guardianesending a 21-game streak.

The logo of the Criollos de Caguas: black "CC" in bold serif type, bordered in white, on a gold circle with very faint black patterning, bordered in black.

Injury: Héctor Escobar (SP)
During his second start of the 1872 season, Escobar finds he can’t throw anything—fastball, curveball, or changeup—without radiating pain through his back. He will turn out to have a herniated disc, requiring six weeks of recovery. 

april 7th

The logo of the Próceres de Barranquitas: a very fancy white "B" on a purple circle bordered in black-gold-black.

vs. Próceres

The score of this game appears late in a letter to the Commissioner, in which Espinosa speculates that “much of the later bloodshed might have been prevented if Borjas had shown the perspicacity to remove Flores from the mound.”

Próceres win, 15-3.

around the league

The logo of the Santos de Adjuntas: a green gothic "A" bordered in white on a purple circle streaked with black dots, bordered with black and then white.

5-Hit Game: Carlos Sánchez (SS)
Sánchez, a second-round pick and #12 prospect whose 1871 made almost every other shortstop in the league look like children—nearly cracking a .400 average while putting up an +8.8 zone rating—takes the Azucareros for a 5-6 ride, including a double and a home run, batting in three runs and driving in four. 

The logo of the Reyes de Juana Díaz: a golden "JD" on a Roman purple circle bordered in gold, black and gold again.

5-Hit Game: Enrique López (3B)
It will take another year or two before López has a properly good year, but he’s the hero today as the Montañeses wither in the face of his 5-6 wrath, including a double, three scores, and five runs batted in.

The logo of the Metropolitanos de San Juan: a red SJ in thick sans-serif font, bordered in white on a navy circle bordered in white-red-white.

5-Hit Game: Leo Hernández (3B)
Hernández showed a lot of promise before he broke his hand two weeks into the 1871 season, and he’s wasting no time justifying that promise, tagging the Rebeldes for a 5-6 line, driving in three runs and scoring four.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

Shutout: Marco Flores (#2)
Flores improves on his last blanking in every respect: it’s against the Piratas, who are far better; he holds them to four hits, rather than six; and he manages to strike one of them out.

The logo of the Llaneros de Toa Baja: "TB" in navy informal script font, bordered in white, on a green circle bordered in black and then white.

Injury: David Burgos (SS)
Burgos, whose bat was a consistent Llanero highlight in 1871, left much to be desired in terms of fielding—enough that he’d worked on it during the offseason.

Today, while trying for a double play, he gets upended by a sliding runner and crushed under his opponent’s weight, tearing his shoulder to the tune of six weeks off the field.

 

 

 

2 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Capitanes de Mayagüez: a red "M" on a navy circle bordered in red.

Racha: Jordán Díaz (GD)
Aunque los gaceteros normalmente son lo bastante supersticiosos como para callarse las rachas hasta que se acaben—aunque lleven 149 años de pasadas—la línea 3-5 de Díaz contra los Fundas, que extendió la suya a 20 partidos, es la única evidencia de que Añasco jugó hoy.

The logo of the Samaritanos de San Lorenzo: the letters "SL" in black Western-style serif font, bordered in white, on a yellow circle bordered in red-black-red.

Racha: Manuel Castañeda (2B)
Quizás se entiende después de una temporada baja tan larga, pero Castañeda acaba su racha a los 29 juegos después de no lograr ni sencillo contra los Esqueletos.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

Racha: Marcos Valdez (2B)
No es buen día para intermedistas que quieran proteger sus rachas de bateo—Valdez sale 0-3 contra los Polluelosrompiendo una serie de 23 partidos.

The logo of the Montañeses de Utuado: a squarely-built light blue "U" bordered in white and brown on a brown circle, bordered in black and light blue.

Blanqueada: Jorge Ochoa (#2)
Después de iniciar seis veces en 1871, en las que logró un historial 5-1 con una línea 2.04 / 0.92 / .217 y blanqueó a los Mogotes con seis palos, y una decepción de torneo en la que logró perder dos partidos aunque sólo lanzó 3.1 entradas, Ochoa le da sólo seis imparables a los Gallitos, ponchando a dos, para empezar su temporada en 0-2.

The logo of the Guardianes de Dorado: a green "D" in fancy script on a black circle gridded with green, bordered in green.

Lesión: Pedro Sepeda (GC)
Después de lograr 91.4% de sus robos intentados el año pasado, no se puede culpar a Sepeda por tratar de empezar su 1872 de la misma manera, especialmente cuando nota una buena oportunidad—pero esta vez, se desgarra la corva, deteniéndolo por seis semanas. 

3 de abril

The logo of the Ingenieros de Rincón: a black cursive "R" bordered in white and then red, on a green circle streaked with black lines, bordered in black and then white.

contra Ingenieros

El año pasado, Alfredo Vargas se distendió el vientre por dos semanas al ser derribado durante una corrida. Tenía 38 años.

Dos días antes de este partido, a los 39, fue diagnosticado con un cuello tieso.

Durante este partido, mientras intentaba detener el deslizamiento de Marcos Ochoa, Vargas se convierte en el primer pelotero de la Liga Nacional Puertorriqueña en fracturarse un dedo en el 1872. Queda sentado por un mes.

Poco después de volver al equipo el 9 de mayo, Vargas, quien aparentemente no sabía entender la moraleja, intenta detener otro corredor con sus costillas. Una se hiere, y queda lento por una semana.

Exactamente tres semanas después, el 30 de mayo, Vargas intenta saltar por encima del antesalista y se estira la ingle tanto que queda bancado por seis días.

Fuera de eso, sólo nos queda la puntuación final.

Ingenieros ganan, 12-7.

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Próceres de Barranquitas: a very fancy white "B" on a purple circle bordered in black-gold-black.

Blanqueada: Domingo Flores (#1)
Aunque fue la primera selección de los Próceres, Flores empezó tarde en el 1871, logrando un historial impresionante de 6-2 / 1.87 ERA / 0.75 WHIP antes de perder tres partidos en el torneo.

Hoy, poncha un Ateniense y no otorga base, permitiendo cinco imparables en su primera argollada.

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

5 Imparables: Marcos Rodríguez (GD)
Aunque recibe seis turnos de los Piratas, dos de los cuales son dobles, y logra impulsar dos colegas, Rodríguez no apunta ni una carrera.

The logo of the Patriotas de Lares: a light blue "L" in Old English type, bordered in black on a white circle bordered in red and sky-blue.

5 Imparables: Juan Montoya (GD)
Como Rodríguez, Montoya le mete dos dobletes a los Cafeteros en su línea perfecta de 5-5. No logra impulsar carrera, pero sí apunta tres.

The logo of the Caciques de Orocovis: a gold, wide O bordered in black and white on a dark green circle, which itself is bordered in gold and brown.

Lesión: Fernando Cabrera (GD)
Cabrera, en su segunda temporada como guardabosque derecho titular, intenta mandar un quitacarrera al cajón.

Lo logra, pero se estira el codo tanto que no puede jugar por seis semanas.

4 de abril

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

en Jayuya

José Ramírez logra el único partido con múltiples imparables de su carrera. Le va bien: 4-5, apuntando dos sin remolque.

Resultado desconocido.

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Gigantes de Carolina: an orange "C" in slanted modern angular font, bordered in white and then dark brown, on a brown circle bordered in orange.

5 Imparables: Daniel Herrera (GI)
Herrera, cuyo OPS en 1871 fue un trágico .534, tiene un línea perfecta de 5-5 contra los Marineros, logrando dos biangulares, apuntando una carrera, e impulsando seis colegas. 

The logo of the Chupacabras de Canóvanas: gold "CC" letters in thick type, bordered in white, on top of a black circle striped thoroughly with purple, bordered with purple, blue, and purple.

6 Imparables: Omar Ruiz (GC)
Para no quedarse atrás, Ruiz utiliza un partido divisional contra las Cotorraspara poner el segundo juego de seis imparables en 1872, todos sencillos. Apunta una carrera e impulsa dos.

The logo of the Tortugas de Culebra: a light aquamarine "C" on a gold circle with a shell pattern in black, bordered in black and aquamarine.

5 Imparables: Ricardo Piedra (CC)
Piedra, quien no tiene fama como buen bate, logra cinco imparables sin bases extra contra los Llaneros. Impulsa dos carreras y apunta una.

The logo of the Taínos de Gurabo: a simple black "G" on a red circle bordered in orange.

5 Imparables: Andrés González (GC), Luis Nicolás (L)
No nos equivocamos. Los Criollos permitieron diez imparables en los once turnos que recibieron estos dos, uno de los cuales era el lanzador enemigo. González y Nicolás juntos tuvieron la línea siguiente: 11 AB, 10 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 5 RsBI, 6 R.

The logo of the Gallitos de Isabela: a yellow "I" in bold comic type, bordered in black, on a red circle bordered in black-yellow-black.

5 Imparables: Ernesto Martínez (GI)
No impulsa, pero Martínez, en su primera temporada como titular en el bosque izquierdo, logra una línea de 5-6 contra los Leones, apuntando dos carreras.

The logo of the Avancinos de Villalba: a gold slightly cursive "V" on a navy circle, bordered in white and teal.

Blanqueada: Marco Gonsalez (¿?)
Aparentemente, alguien con ese nombre ni le permitió carreras ni le otorgó bases a los Piratas, aunque tampoco ponchó y permitió 11 imparables.

Por más que intentamos, no encontramos ningún lanzador con ese nombre en los Avancinos, lo que sugiere que Villalba tenía unas promociones muy extrañas en el 1872. Un hombre con ese nombre, con todo y ortografía específica, fue entrenador de lanzadores, entre 1878 y 1881, para—¿quién iba a ser?—los Ingenieros. 

The logo of the Maratonistas de Coamo: a pale golden "C" in thick block type on a white circle bordered in pale gold, black, and pale gold again.

Lesión: Juan “Hipopótamo” Pérez (GI)
Pérez, otro de esos bates coameños pesados, queda sin poder jugar por cinco semanas después de inflamarse el hombro con un tiro extraño.

The logo of the Guabaleros de Comerío: a goofy orange "C" in quirky type, bordered in white and then black, on a seafoam green circle with orange dots, bordered in orange, red, and orange.

Lesión: Ramón Hernández (GI)
Aquí igual, hasta el plazo—un tiro malo inflama los tendones del hombro de Hernández tanto que queda bancado, aunque en su caso, Comerío tenía mejores bates en su reserva.

The logo of the Brujos de Guayama: a very light blue "G" in cursive on a dark purple circle, bordered in that very light blue.

Lesión: Miguel “Retumbe” Gómez (GD)
Como Gómez se hirió la rodilla tanto como para quedar lesionado por seis semanas es un misterio. Espinosa, quien observó la discreción de la entrada, conjeturó que tenía que ver con unas escaleras.

5 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Mulos de Aguas Buenas: a thick red "A" bordered in white on a black circle streaked with white spots, bordered in white-red-white.

5 Imparables: Carlos Martínez (3B)
Un bate de contacto cuya paciencia le garantizaba un promedio de .300, Martínez quema a los Arzobispos con una línea de 5-6, aunque sólo apunta dos y remolca una.

The logo of the Plataneros de Corozal: a swashed green "C" on a gold circle, bordered in green-black-green.

Blanqueada: Rafael Flores (#1)
Sin ponches—y más impresionante, dado que tenía el sexto lugar en la medida, sin otorgar base—Flores aguanta a los Amigos con siete imparables.

The logo of the Grises de Humacao: a tall "H" in dark gray, bordered in black, on a silver circle studded with gray, bordered in navy, cyan, then navy.

5 Imparables: Marcos de la Peña (2B)
De la Peña llegó a #68 en la lista de promesas antes de la temporada 1871, pero es este año que sobresale—y los Toritos reciben el impacto completo, pues los ataca con una línea 5-5 con dos dobletes, impulsando a dos y apuntando tres.

The logo of the Cerros de Jayuya: a dark green "J" in boss type, on a white circle bordered in silver and dark green.

Racha: Teófilo Peñalosa (GC)
Después de una temporada bastante buena y un torneo excelente en el 1871, la segunda temporada de Peñalosa comienza con malas noticias—los Montañeses lo dejan sin imparables en cinco turnos al bate, acabándole la racha con 23 partidos.

The logo of the Vejigantes de Loíza: a big purple "L" bordered in gold on a black circle, bordered in purple.

Racha: Tomás Samayoa (2B)
Samayoa, la promesa #14 en el 1871 y uno de los jugadores más completos en la Liga Nacional, no logra meter palo en tres turnos contra los Atenienses, el mismo equipo que quemó hace casi exactamente un año.

Termina una racha de 40 juegos con imparable—la nueva marca en la liga.

The logo of the Cafeteros de Maricao: a white "M" in quirky font bordered in black and then orange, on a brown circle bordered in dark brown and white.

5 Imparables: Carlos Olivares (3B)
Olivares es más famoso con su guante que su bate, pero a cada santo le llega su día—y hoy, ataca a los Corsos con una línea 5-6, con dos dobletes, una carrera impulsada, y cuatro apuntes.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

5 Imparables: Iván González (1B)
Para variar, González, cuyo guante le cobró varias carreras importantes a su equipo, se las devuelve contra los Atléticos con una actuación 5-6. Sólo una es un doblete, pero apunta tres y remolca tres más.

The logo of the Esqueletos de Vieques: a narrow red "V" bordered in white and then black, on a purple circle where every other pixel is in black, bordered with black-red-black.

5 Imparables: David Dután (CC)
Dután se gana la vida con sus biangulares impulsadores—y de hecho, hoy mete dos y añade un triplete para apuntar dos carreras y remolcar cuatro contra los Polluelos.

The logo of the Corsos de Yauco: an orange "Y" in a slightly rounded sans serif font, bordered in white and black, on a navy circle bordered in orange, white, orange.

Lesión: Guillermo Orozco (GC)
Orozco, la promesa #29 el año pasado, es un pelotero muy extraño para los años 1870, ya que sus estadísticas son mucho más divertidas que verlo jugar. Hoy queda en la lista cuando se irrita un tendón tan completamente que casi rebota contra la base que intenta robar.

6 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Valerosos de Ciales: a cursive purple "V" on a gold circle with black diagonal lines, bordered in black and purple.

5 Imparables: Ángelo Roque (CC)
Ciales, después de poner a Roque en primera base por la mayoría del 1871, lo utilizó como factótum, con entradas en primera, segunda, en el campocorto, y los tres bosques. No sabemos cuál jugaba cuando le metió una línea 5-6 con un doblete contra los Caciquesimpulsando tres compañeros además de apuntar una.

The logo of the Capitanes de Mayagüez: a red "M" on a navy circle bordered in red.

5 Imparables: Sergio Bustillos (CC)
Un prodigio defensivo y la promesa #99 del 1871, el talento primario de Bustillos como bateador era no coger ponches—y hoy los Changos no logran hacerlo cuando logra una línea 5-5, incluyendo un doblete, dos apuntes, y dos remolques.

The logo of the Jueyeros de Maunabo: a light blue "M" in script on a navy circle studded with light blue stars, bordered in white and light blue.

5 Imparables: Iván “La Marmota” López (GD)
En 1871, López, selección de tercera ronda, empató la marca de cuadrangulares en Betances con cuatro—pero hoy son todos sencillos contra los Ganaderos con una línea 5-5. Sólo apunta una vez.

The logo of the Cotorras de Río Grande: a bright red "R" in quirky type bordered in black and yellow on a green circle bordered in orange-yellow-orange.

Racha: Antonio Sánchez (1B)
Sánchez—cuyo perfil como inicialista era un guante promedio y mucho potencial de poder—sale en 0-4 contra los Guardianesacabando una racha de 21 juegos.

The logo of the Criollos de Caguas: black "CC" in bold serif type, bordered in white, on a gold circle with very faint black patterning, bordered in black.

Lesión: Héctor Escobar (LT)
Durante su segundo título de 1872, Escobar descubre que no puede tirar nada—ni la rápida, ni curva, ni cambio—sin sentir dolor increíble en su espalda. Resulta que tiene una hernia discal, requiriendo seis semanas de recuperación. 

7 de abril

The logo of the Próceres de Barranquitas: a very fancy white "B" on a purple circle bordered in black-gold-black.

contra Próceres

La puntuación de este partido aparece al final de una carta al Comisionado, en la que Espinosa supone que “la mayoría del desastre en las entradas tardías si Borjas hubiera tenido la perspicacia de sacar a Flores del montículo.”

Próceres ganan, 15-3.

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Santos de Adjuntas: a green gothic "A" bordered in white on a purple circle streaked with black dots, bordered with black and then white.

5 Imparables: Carlos Sánchez (CC)
Después de ser seleccionado en la segunda ronda y elegido como la promesa #12, Sánchez dominó como campocorto en 1871, bateando casi .400 y manteniendo una capacidad de zona de +8.8. Hoy se pasea ante los Azucareros con una línea de 5-6, incluyendo un doblete y un cuadrangular, impulsando tres carreras encima de las cuatro que apunta. 

The logo of the Reyes de Juana Díaz: a golden "JD" on a Roman purple circle bordered in gold, black and gold again.

5 Imparables: Enrique López (3B)
A López le faltan par de temporadas para desarrollarse completamente, pero hoy es el héroe contra los Montañeses, quienes no resisten su asalto 5-6 con doblete, tres apuntes, y cinco remolques.

The logo of the Metropolitanos de San Juan: a red SJ in thick sans-serif font, bordered in white on a navy circle bordered in white-red-white.

5 Imparables: Leo Hernández (3B)
Antes de romperse la mano en la segunda semana del 1871, Hernández parecía muy prometedor, y lo justifica al arremeterse 5-6 contra los Rebeldes, remolcando tres colegas y apuntando cuatro.

The logo of the Macabeos de Trujillo Alto: a golden "TA" bordered in in violet, on a white circle bordered in deep blue and then gold.

Blanqueada: Marco Flores (#2)
Flores se supera en todos los aspects de la blanqueada: es contra los Piratas, quienes son mucho mejores; los deja con cuatro indiscutibles, en vez de seis; y hasta logra ponchar a uno.

The logo of the Llaneros de Toa Baja: "TB" in navy informal script font, bordered in white, on a green circle bordered in black and then white.

Lesión: David Burgos (CC)
Aunque Burgos se lució con el bate en 1871, su guante resultó tan caótico que decidió mejorarse en la temporada baja.

Hoy, mientras intenta una doble matanza, un corredor lo vuelca con un desliz y queda aplastado bajo su peso. Esto le desgarra el hombro, y por ende queda lesionado por seis semanas.

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