1872: Week 3 / Semana III

april 15th

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

Marcos “Espejismo” Moreno puts up a perfectly pedestrian 2-4 line against the Vaqueros, but it’s a celebration nonetheless: he’s just achieved a 20-game hitting streak, the first in Fundadores history.

around the league

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: Damián Moreno (2B)
Moreno’s glove was very good for 1872, but this is the rare day he wins with his bat—his five hits against the Guardianes include two doubles and a home run, over which he scores twice and drives in five.

The logo of the Soles de Luquillo: a dark red "L" in fancy curlicue font on a background of gold with black circles, bordered in black and then white.

Shutout: David López (#1)
López, who watched from the bench despite his 8-5 / 1.96 ERA / 1.16 WHIP line as his Guabaleros got bounced out of the 1871 postseason, has new life as a middling starter for the Brillantes. Today, he’s automatic against the Eléctricosallowing them seven hits and a walk without a single run.

The logo of the Rebeldes de Moca: a lowercase "m" in maroon square font, bordered in black on a silver circle with thin maroon pinstripes, bordered in silver and maroon.

5-Hit Game: Mario Cruz (RF)
Just five days later, Cruz batters the Murciélagos for a 5-6 line, including a double. He scores three times, on top of driving in three teammates.

It’s the first day of the 1872 season without any major injuries.

For reference, last time it took until May 19th.

april 16th

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

Given what 1872 fielding was like, it’s not surprising that Marcos “Espejismo” Moreno gets only one proper at-bat against the Polluelos.

He doesn’t make it on base, which ends his hitting streak after just 21 games.

Mind you, he’ll still be happier than Roberto Vásquez, whose foot, a day after he had to hobble off the field following a wild down-and-away pitch, is declared officially fractured.

around the league

The logo of the Murciélagos de Camuy: a teal "C" in italic athletic block type bordered in white, on a purple circle with black patterning, bordered in black.

Shutout: Oscar Díaz (#1)
Díaz only allows four hits from the Tiburonesin probably the most notable game of his rather late-blooming career.

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

Shutout: Jesús Rodríguez (#1)
Rodríguez doesn’t walk or strike out a single Avancinobut allows only three hits in his effort.

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: Francisco Mendoza (2B)
In his 5-6 line against the PoetasMendoza manages a double, three runs batted in, and four scores.

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

Streak: Jordán Díaz (RF)
The Toritos manage to get Díaz out properly every time he comes up. The resulting 0-4 line snaps his reign of terror—an incredible 38-game streak reaching back to 1871.

The logo of the Petroleros de Peñuelas: navy and gold "PP" letters in modern type, bordered in white, on a black circle bordered in navy, white and navy again.

5-Hit Game / 7-Hit Game: Antonio del Río (C), Guillermo “Troyano” Gómez (1B), Carlos Cisneros (LF), Sergio Gonzales (RF)
Being a fan of the 1872 Valencianos must have been painful. These four men ended this one game with the following lines:

• Del Río: 5-8, 3 2B, 7 RsBI, 6 R.
Gómez: 5-7, 2 2B, 3 RsBI, 7 R (LB record).
Cisneros: 5-9, 1 2B, 2 RsBI, 4 R.
• Gonzales: 7-9 (LB record), 1 2B, 3 RB, 7 RsBI, 4 R.

In other words, these four men combined for the following line:

22/33 (.667 AVG), 7 2B, 1 3B, 19 RBI, 21 R.

We’re pretty certain that this is the hardest the Vales got hit in the entire season—but somehow, somehow, this almost certainly wasn’t their worst score. That story still has to be told.

The logo of the Leones de Ponce: a gothic "P" in gold bordered in black, on a red circle bordered in gold-black-gold.

Shutout: Dámaso Gallego (#1)
Gallego, a hard-throwing righty notorious for quickly losing steam who would later become a closer for the Rebeldes, holds the Samaritanos to six hits in a one-strikeout blanking.

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.

5-Hit Game: Juan Rivera (3B)
Rivera was a true early-1870s weirdo: he logged almost exactly 500 innings at third base, almost 75 in center field, and even pitched two clean outs earlier in the season, before going to the Valencianos and retiring in 1873.

His 5-6 beating of the Corsos included only a double, but two scores and a quintet of runs batted in.

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.

Injury: Oscar Sandoval (3B)
Sandoval fought a sore hamstring and tight back to start most of the 1871 season, before an ankle sprain put him out of action for good. This season, at only 33, he’ll miss a month with continued back issues.

The logo of the Valencianos de Juncos: a brown "J" in flowery cursive on an orange circle, bordered in brown.

Injury: Édgar Gallardo (SS)
Gallardo is one of the few Valencianos who can use a bat, but it’s while fielding (at which he is noticeably less skillful) that he gets capsized by a baserunner, straining his hamstring so badly that he’ll be out for six weeks.

april 17th

around the league

The logo of the Potros de Santa Isabel: a black "SI" in block type bordered in gold, on an orange circle bordered in blue.

5-Hit Game: Juan “Tambor” Abreu (LF) / Juan “Mastín” Toble (C)
Abreu doesn’t manage a home run this time, or drive in a teammate, but he adds another four scores to his 5-7 line against the Caciques. Toble, however, manages three RsBI and one score in his own 5-6 effort. 

The logo of the Ganaderos de Hatillo: a capital "H" in light blue West/playbill font, bordered in black and gold, on a white circle bordered in red and then black.

Injury: Iván Gómez (LF)
Another base collision, though Gómez was the runner this time—the strain on his abdominal muscles benches him for four weeks.

The logo of the Azucareros de Yabucoa: a lowercase "y" in black, bordered in orange, on a yellow circle, bordered in orange and then green.

Injury: Víctor Sánchez (SS)
LNP players can run, but they’re having trouble with their brakes. Sánchez sprains his ankle on a slide attempt, putting him out for four weeks.

april 18th

around the league

The logo of the Conquistadores de Guaynabo: A silver "G" in thin script on a green circle, bordered in black and silver.

5-Hit Game: Diego Leal (C), Alfredo Alfonso (CF)
Well, if you’re going to beat the thunderous Chupacabrasyou need to hit them hard. Leal may have been a weak bat every other day of the season, but his 5-7 line included a double, two scores, and the third 7-RBI game in a week, while double-first-named Alfonso, slightly more resonant at the plate, added another double, drove in two more teammates, and added three scores of his own.

The logo of the Ganaderos de Hatillo: a capital "H" in light blue West/playbill font, bordered in black and gold, on a white circle bordered in red and then black.

5-Hit Game: José Estrella (2B)
Estrella was a 41-year-old who could play league-average second base and left field, in addition to providing depth at third and short, who successfully stole two bases in 1872, and who put up great numbers at the plate—especially today, when he goes 5-5 against the Patriotasdriving in two teammates and scoring an incredible six runs.

The logo of the Navegadores de Naguabo: a gold "N" set off against a diamond pattern of sapphire blue and black, bordered in navy-gold-navy.

5-Hit Game: José García (SS)
García, the #34 prospect in 1871, saw limited duty before shooting all the way up to #10 in 1872 as the Naves’ best glove. He proved pretty decent with the bat, too, going 5-6 against the Cuervos with three scores and a run batted in.

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.

5-Hit Game: Moisés Babena (RF)
Drafted by the MarinerosBabena got cut after 1871 and ended up in Utuado, where he showed incredible aptitude as a first baseman (+3.1 zone rating in eight games) and a surprising variety of tools, from his seven doubles and three triples to a 6/7 stolen base campaign in 177 ABs. Today, the Mogotes get to see what a 5-7 effort looks like from him, including a double, three runs, and six teammates driven in.

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: Mario Juárez (2B)
Somehow, Juárez strains his back so badly while stretching out a triple that he ends up out for four weeks.

The logo of the Guardacostas de Cataño: a black C, bordered in white and then gold, on a sky-blue circle.

Injury: Jesús Bernárdez (RF)
Bernárdez managed to have a six-hit game in his nine starts of 1871 before a fractured foot killed his season. Now, having just recovered from back strain, he runs right back onto the list—two months this time—by tearing his hamstring.

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.

Injury: Alejandro Flores (RF)
Flores also missed most of the 1871 season with a strained back, but he wasn’t going to stop playing hard—which, this time, meant getting so big a jump on a steal that he ruptured an Achilles tendon, ending his season with a four-month recovery. 

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: Lorenzo Salinas (2B)
Abdominal strains are apparently just the cost of running bases in 1872. Salinas’ specific case puts him out for five weeks.

april 19th

around the league

The logo of the Guardacostas de Cataño: a black C, bordered in white and then gold, on a sky-blue circle.

6-Hit Game: Miguel Chávez (2B)
Chávez went 6-7 against (who else?) the Valencianosringing them up for a double and a run batted in on top of the four he himself scored.

The logo of the Picudos de Ceiba: a "C" in white offset type, bordered in black and then gold, on a blue circle speckled with darker blue, bordered in black and then green.

5-Hit Game: Luis Betancourt (RF)
Betancourt is another of Ceiba’s absurd run of total-package position players, and today it’s the hapless Cuervos in his 5-5 firing line, which includes a double and two scores on top of the three he drives in.

The logo of the Mogotes de Florida: a red "F" bordered in black on a green circle, bordered in yellow and red.

6-Hit Game: Omar Díaz (LF)
1872 is the year of combination players strutting their stuff—Díaz logged time at first, left and right, and while he had slowed down quite a bit in 1872, he still managed a beauty of a game against the Santosturning his 6-6 line (all singles) into three scores.

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.

Injury: Víctor Cital (LF)
Cital apparently decided, despite a season-ending hamstring tear in 1871, that he didn’t need to protect his legs when running.

Today, after being carried off during a play for third, he finds out he’ll be spending seven months in recovery with—go figure—a second tear on the same hamstring.

The logo of the Amigos de Guánica: a gold "G" with a deep angled bottom corner, bordered in black on a circle of light blue, bordered itself in black, pink, and black again.

Injury: Marco Franco (C)
Franco isn’t the best guardian of the plate, and he proves it today by getting his wrist nearly shattered by an opposing baserunner. Doctors estimate it’ll take five weeks for the swelling to go down.

The logo of the Eléctricos de Guayanilla: a bold red "G" in square type on a yellow circle bordered in red.

Injury: Carlos de Agüero (3B)
De Agüero, 35, takes a first baseman to the rib. The result, as expected, is a four-week recovery time.

april 20th

around the league

The logo of the Soles de Luquillo: a dark red "L" in fancy curlicue font on a background of gold with black circles, bordered in black and then white.

5-Hit Game: Ángelo “Fogueo” Quintero (2B)
Quintero, a prime example of the early-1870s slugging Soles, puts up a 5-6 line including two doubles against the Navegadoresscoring three and driving in three teammates.

The logo of the Maceteros de Vega Alta: a purple "VA" in an angular font with sharp edges, bordered in white and black, on a golden background dotted with black, bordered with black and then purple.

5-Hit Game: Héctor Tena (RF)
The Guabaleros get to find out exactly how much of a fluke their 1871 torneo was thanks to Tena’s 5-6 line, including two scores and an RBI.

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.

6-Hit Game: Israel Cruz (LF)
Impressive enough to manage the 17th 6-hit game in league history—more impressive, as Cruz does it, against a divisional rival, in a perfect 6-6 effort against the Cariduros, driving in two and scoring three times.

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: Oscar Galván (3B)
Although Galván is also injured while running the bases, which at this point is approaching axiomatic status, he actually tears a ligament in his knee, which pulls him off the lineup for two months.

The logo of the Titanes de Morovis: a capital "M" in gold narrow type, bordered in black and pink against a brown circle with black diagonal lines, bordered in black and gold.

Injury: José Martínez (SP)
On the other hand, Martínez strains his hamstring badly enough to be gone for three months—and give Édgar Escobedo his first 24 starts, which he wraps up with a 2.05 ERA before becoming a Brooklyn Atlantic—but he does it while pitching.

The logo of the Petroleros de Peñuelas: navy and gold "PP" letters in modern type, bordered in white, on a black circle bordered in navy, white and navy again.

Injury: Mario García (2B)
García is informed in no uncertain terms that, once his five weeks are up, he should avoid attempting to stop baserunners with his kneecap.

april 21st

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

X-rays were not yet a common medical practice—at the time, in fact, they were considered a byproduct of other experiments—but Enrique Ramírez doesn’t need one to know a pitch broke his hand. He’ll be out for six weeks.

around the league

The logo of the Lobos de Arecibo: a white "A" against a red circle with narrow black vertical lines, bordered in black and then gold.

5-Hit Game: Alberto Gonzales (2B)
Gonzales got plenty of hits all the time. What’s weird about this game, other than it being his second five-hit game of the season, is that despite being a slow runner with noticeable pop, he didn’t manage a single extra-base hit and only drove in one teammate, but scored five times.

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

Record: Raúl Chávez (LF)
Chávez, a highly-touted 25-year-old prospect, sets an Hostos record with four doubles.

The logo of the Murciélagos de Camuy: a teal "C" in italic athletic block type bordered in white, on a purple circle with black patterning, bordered in black.

5-Hit Game: Pedro Tijerina (3B)
Tijerina did not often go for extra bases, but today he did it three times, taking the Mulos for two doubles and a home run in a 5-5 effort that drove in four runs and scored four more.

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

5-Hit Game: Víctor “Desliz” Herrera (RF)
Having already hit for the cycle last year, Herrera adds a battering of the Poetas to the tune of 5-5 with a triple, scoring twice and batting in two more.

The logo of the Atenienses de Manatí: a hot pink M in a serif book style font, bordered in black, on a light blue circle, bordered in black and then hot pink.

5-Hit Game: David Álamo (LF)
Álamo wastes no time showing what a torn labrum denied the Manatí offense last year—he goes 5-6 against the Leonesscoring a teammate and tacking on three runs of his own.

The logo of the Changos de Naranjito: an orange "N" in an italicized font bordered in white and black, on a purple circle bordered in black and orange.

5-Hit Game: Carlos Dimas (SS)
A fairly decent defensive shortstop, Dimas surprised everyone by knocking two doubles and a triple off the Mogotes in his 5-6 line, scoring three runs of his own in addition to the five teammates plated because of him.

The logo of the Pescadores de Salinas: a navy blue "S" in a wide middle with thin tails, bordered in white, on a blue circle studded with navy, bordered in navy-white-navy.

Shutout: Manuel Barela (#1)
Had there been Excelentísimos in 1872, Barela and his extraordinary forkball would’ve probably won it, and definitely contended. Today he drops it often on the Palomasallowing five hits without walks or strikeouts.

The logo of the Vaqueros de Bayamón: a navy blue B bordered in black against a golden circle streaked with small black lines, bordered in navy.

Injury: Alfredo “Brujito” Griego (SS)
Griego, a 32-year-old hitting prodigy who ended his 1871 season with a thumb fracture, ends this one with a broken ankle when he can’t make a clean play at second.

He re-injures the ankle in recovery and will end up missing nine months total. 

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.

Injury: Luis Ramos (LF)
The bright side is that Ramos’ throw is a perfect strike, killing a two-out rally at the plate. The problem is that his elbow is so swollen he is forced to stay out for six weeks.

 

 

 

15 de abril

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

La actuación 2-4 de Marcos “Espejismo” Moreno contra los Vaqueros no sobresale por sí misma, pero merece celebrarse: es el primer Fundador en lograr una racha de 20 juegos con imparables.

el resto de la liga

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: Damián Moreno (2B)
Moreno era más guantero que bateador, pero hoy es distinto—sus cinco palos contra los Guardianes incluyen dos dobletes y un cuadrangular, durante los cuales apunta dos e impulsa cinco.

The logo of the Soles de Luquillo: a dark red "L" in fancy curlicue font on a background of gold with black circles, bordered in black and then white.

Blanqueada: David López (#1)
López, quien comió banco con su temporada 8-5 / 1.96 ERA / 1.16 WHIP line mientras sacaban a sus Guabaleros del torneo del 1871, ahora sirve de titular para los Brillantes. Hoy está de máquina contra los Eléctricospermitiéndoles siete imparables y un otorgue sin carreras.

The logo of the Rebeldes de Moca: a lowercase "m" in maroon square font, bordered in black on a silver circle with thin maroon pinstripes, bordered in silver and maroon.

5 Imparables: Mario Cruz (RF)
Cinco días después, Cruz le mete una línea de 5-6 con doblete a los Murciélagos. Apunta tres veces, encima de impulsar tres colegas.

Es el primer día del 1872 sin lesiones mayores.

Como referencia, el año pasado fue el 19 de mayo.

16 de abril

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

Aunque no es sorpresa que Marcos “Espejismo” Moreno sólo logre un turno verdadero contra los Polluelos, con lo que eran las defensas del 1872, sí es triste que no llegara base. Así se acaba su racha a los 21 partidos.

Con todo y eso, todavía más triste está Roberto Vásquez, cuyo pie ahora está oficialmente fracturado, el día después de que cojeara desde primera base cuando recibió un lanzamiento bajito.

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Murciélagos de Camuy: a teal "C" in italic athletic block type bordered in white, on a purple circle with black patterning, bordered in black.

Blanqueada: Oscar Díaz (#1)
Díaz, ya uno de los viejos de la liga, logra su fama permitiéndole sólo cuatro imparables a los Tiburones.

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

Blanqueada: Jesús Rodríguez (#1)
Rodríguez no otorga base ni poncha a cualquier Avancinopero permite sólo tres imparables.

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: Francisco Mendoza (2B)
Con su juego 5-6 contra los PoetasMendoza logra un doblete, tres carreras impulsadas y cuatro más anotadas.

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

Racha: Jordán Díaz (GD)
Los Toritos logran sacar a Díaz en cuatro turnos seguidos. Así acaba su reino del terror—una racha de 38 partidos que empezó en el 1871.

The logo of the Petroleros de Peñuelas: navy and gold "PP" letters in modern type, bordered in white, on a black circle bordered in navy, white and navy again.

5 Imparables / 7 Imparables: Antonio del Río (R), Guillermo “Troyano” Gómez (1B), Carlos Cisneros (GI), Sergio Gonzales (GD)
Imagínense el dolor de ser fanático de los Valencianos del 1872. Estos cuatro acabaron este único partido con los balances siguientes:

• Del Río: 5-8, 3 2B, 7 RsBI, 6 R.
Gómez: 5-7, 2 2B, 3 RsBI, 7 R (marca LB).
Cisneros: 5-9, 1 2B, 2 RsBI, 4 R.
• Gonzales: 7-9 (marca LB), 1 2B, 3 RB, 7 RsBI, 4 R.

Es decir, entre los cuatro, salieron así:

22/33 (.667 AVG), 7 2B, 1 3B, 19 RBI, 21 R.

Estamos bastante segures que nadie le dio más duro a los Vales en este año—pero, de alguna manera, probablemente no fue su peor puntuación. Ese cuento queda por contarse.

The logo of the Leones de Ponce: a gothic "P" in gold bordered in black, on a red circle bordered in gold-black-gold.

Blanqueada: Dámaso Gallego (#1)
Gallego, un diestro chisposo que se descosía rápidamente y luego fue cierrapartidos de los Rebeldes, deja a los Samaritanos con seis imparables y un ponche en su argollamiento.

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.

5 Imparables: Juan Rivera (3B)
Rivera era uno de los raros de los 1870: tuvo casi exactamente 500 entradas en tercera, casi 75 en el bosque central, y hasta lanzó dos tercios de entrada, antes de irse a los Valencianos y retirarse en el 1873.

En su paliza 5-6 de los Corsos logró sólo un doblete, pero apuntó dos carreras encima de impulsar cinco.

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.

Lesión: Oscar Sandoval (3B)
Sandoval tuvo que vencer tensiones de corva y espalda para titular la mayor parte del 1871, antes de que un tobillo estirado lo embancara al fin. Este año, con sólo 33 años, sale por un mes con más dolores de espalda.

The logo of the Valencianos de Juncos: a brown "J" in flowery cursive on an orange circle, bordered in brown.

Lesión: Édgar Gallardo (CC)
Gallardo es de los pocos Valencianos que sabe usar su bate, pero es como defensor que lo hunde un corredor, estirándole la corva tanto que queda embancado por seis semanas.

17 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Potros de Santa Isabel: a black "SI" in block type bordered in gold, on an orange circle bordered in blue.

5 Imparables: Juan “Tambor” Abreu (GI) / Juan “Mastín” Toble (R)
Abreu ni dispara cuadrangular ni impulsa carrera, pero añade cuatro apuntes a su marca 5-7 contra los Caciques. Toble, a cambio, logra tres remolques y un apunte en su esfuerzo de 5-6. 

The logo of the Ganaderos de Hatillo: a capital "H" in light blue West/playbill font, bordered in black and gold, on a white circle bordered in red and then black.

Lesión: Iván Gómez (GI)
Otro choque, aunque esta vez el corredor era Gómez—no vuelve por cuatro semanas gracias a la tensión en sus músculos abdominales.

The logo of the Azucareros de Yabucoa: a lowercase "y" in black, bordered in orange, on a yellow circle, bordered in orange and then green.

Lesión: Víctor Sánchez (CC)
Los peloteros de la LNP saben correr, pero no frenar. Sánchez se tuerce el tobillo intentando deslizarse, y queda lesionado por cuatro semanas.

18 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Conquistadores de Guaynabo: A silver "G" in thin script on a green circle, bordered in black and silver.

5 Imparables: Diego Leal (R), Alfredo Alfonso (GC)
Hay que meter palo para ganar contra los tronantes Chupacabras. Leal no era gran bateador, pero su línea 5-7 incluyó un doblete, dos apuntes, y el tercer juego de la semana con siete remolques, mientras Alfonso y sus dos nombres añadieron otro doblete, impulsaron dos colegas, y apuntaron tres carreras más.

The logo of the Ganaderos de Hatillo: a capital "H" in light blue West/playbill font, bordered in black and gold, on a white circle bordered in red and then black.

5 Imparables: José Estrella (2B)
A los 41, Estrella podía jugar segunda base o el bosque izquierdo, además de defenderse en tercera o el campo corto. Robó dos bases en el 1872, y además tenía bate de bambino—especialmente hoy, cuando arremete 5-5 contra los Patriotasimpulsando a dos colegas encima de las seis carreras que apunta.

The logo of the Navegadores de Naguabo: a gold "N" set off against a diamond pattern of sapphire blue and black, bordered in navy-gold-navy.

5 Imparables: José García (CC)
García era la promesa #34 del 1871 y, sin jugar mucho, subió al #10 en el 1872 gracias a tener el mejor guante de los Naves. También sabía manejar el bate, como hizo al sacar una línea 5-6 contra los Cuervos con tres apuntes y un remolque.

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.

5 Imparables: Moisés Babena (GD)
Los Marineros seleccionaron a Babena antes del 1871 y lo rebajaron después. Él acabó en Utuado, donde tuvo éxito increíble como inicialista (+3.1 tasa zonal en ocho juegos) y habilidades muy distintas, desde sus siete biangulares y tres tripletes a una campaña de 6 robos exitosos en 7 intentos con sólo 177 turnos. Hoy los Mogotes lo ven con su esfuerzo 5-7, incluyendo un biangular, tres apuntes, y seis colegas al cajón.

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: Mario Juárez (2B)
Juárez logra embancarse por cuatro semanas cuando se tuerce la espalda tratando de llegar a tercera.

The logo of the Guardacostas de Cataño: a black C, bordered in white and then gold, on a sky-blue circle.

Lesión: Jesús Bernárdez (GD)
Bernárdez logró un juego con seis imparables en sus nueve partidos titulares del 1871 antes de perder la temporada por pie fracturado. Ahora, cuando acababa de recuperarse de dolores de espalda, se desgarra la corva para quedar fuera del juego por dos meses.

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.

Lesión: Alejandro Flores (GD)
Flores también no participó en la mayor parte del 1871 con una espalda torcida, pero no iba a dejar de jugar duro—y esta vez brincó tanto para lograr un robo que se rompió el tendón de Aquiles, lo que lo mandó al banco por cuatro meses.

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: Lorenzo Salinas (2B)
Tensión abdominal, aparentemente, es lo que cuesta avanzar por las bases en el 1872. En el caso de Salinas, le durará cinco semanas.

19 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Guardacostas de Cataño: a black C, bordered in white and then gold, on a sky-blue circle.

6 Imparables: Miguel Chávez (2B)
Chávez logra marca de 6-7 contra los Valencianos(¿quiénes iban a ser?), zumbándoles un doblete y un remolque encima de las cuatro carreras que apuntó.

The logo of the Picudos de Ceiba: a "C" in white offset type, bordered in black and then gold, on a blue circle speckled with darker blue, bordered in black and then green.

5 Imparables: Luis Betancourt (GD)
Con Betancourt, Ceiba logra encontrar otro jugador completo. Hoy son los pobres Cuervos que reciben su destrucción: una marca 5-5 con doblete, dos carreras y tres remolques.

The logo of the Mogotes de Florida: a red "F" bordered in black on a green circle, bordered in yellow and red.

6 Imparables: Omar Díaz (GI)
El año 1872 es para que los útiles se jacten—Díaz tuvo entradas en primera base, además de izquierda y derecha. Aunque había perdido mucha velocidad, logró una actuación hermosa contra los Santosconvirtiendo su línea de sencillos 6-6 en tres carreras.

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.

Lesión: Víctor Cital (GI)
Aunque perdió su temporada por desgarrarse la corva en el 1871, Cital decidió que no tenía que protegerse las piernas cuando corría.

Hoy le dicen que necesitará recuperar por siete meses, pues se ha vuelto a torcer el mismo tendón al intentar llegar a tercera base.

The logo of the Amigos de Guánica: a gold "G" with a deep angled bottom corner, bordered in black on a circle of light blue, bordered itself in black, pink, and black again.

Lesión: Marco Franco (R)
Franco no es el mejor bloqueacajones, y hoy lo prueba al casi destruirse la muñeca entera contra un adversario. Los doctores dicen que la inflamación necesitará cinco semanas para mermar.

The logo of the Eléctricos de Guayanilla: a bold red "G" in square type on a yellow circle bordered in red.

Lesión: Carlos de Agüero (3B)
De Agüero, a los 35, recibe golpe de inicialista a la costilla. El resultado—como era de esperarse—es una recuperación de cuatro semanas.

20 de abril

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Soles de Luquillo: a dark red "L" in fancy curlicue font on a background of gold with black circles, bordered in black and then white.

5 Imparables: Ángelo “Fogueo” Quintero (2B)
Quintero, un ejemplo excelente de los Soles matanzeros de los 1870, pone marca de 5-6 con dos dobletes contra los Navegadoresapuntando tres carreras y remolcando tres más.

The logo of the Maceteros de Vega Alta: a purple "VA" in an angular font with sharp edges, bordered in white and black, on a golden background dotted with black, bordered with black and then purple.

5 Imparables: Héctor Tena (GD)
Los Guabaleros aprenden exactamente cuánta suerte tuvieron en llegar al torneo en el 1871, gracias a la línea 5-6 de Tena, incluyendo dos apuntes y un impulso.

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.

6 Imparables: Israel Cruz (GI)
Ya no es bastante lograr el decimoséptimo juego con seis imparables en la historia—hay que hacerlo, como Cruz, contra un contrincante de divisón, en una actuación perfecta 6-6 contra los Cariduros, impulsando a dos y apuntando tres.

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: Oscar Galván (3B)
Ya lesionarse al correr las bases tiene algo de aburrido, pero Galván se desgarra un ligamento de la rodilla y queda lesionado por dos meses.

The logo of the Titanes de Morovis: a capital "M" in gold narrow type, bordered in black and pink against a brown circle with black diagonal lines, bordered in black and gold.

Lesión: José Martínez (LT)
A cambio, Martínez se estira la corva tanto que termina sin jugar por tres meses—y Édgar Escobedo recibe sus 24 primeros títulos,en los que logra efectividad de 2.05 antes de convertirse en un Brooklyn Atlantic. Pero Martínez lo hizo como lanzador.

The logo of the Petroleros de Peñuelas: navy and gold "PP" letters in modern type, bordered in white, on a black circle bordered in navy, white and navy again.

Lesión: Mario García (2B)
Se le explica a García, de manera categórica, que cuando se recupere en cinco semanas, evite intentar detener robos de base con su rodilla.

21 de abril

The logo of the Fundadores de Añasco: a golden capital "A" in Gothic font on a red circle streaked through with black patterning, bordered in black and then white.

Los rayos X todavía no eran procedimiento común—de hecho, en el 1872 se les consideraba subproductos de otros experimentos—pero no son necesarios para que Enrique Ramírez sepa que un lanzamiento le fracturó la mano. Queda lesionado por seis semanas.

el resto de la liga

The logo of the Lobos de Arecibo: a white "A" against a red circle with narrow black vertical lines, bordered in black and then gold.

5 Imparables: Alberto Gonzales (2B)
Lo extraño no son los imparables: es que, fuera de ser su segundo quinteto de la temporada, Gonzales logró apuntar cinco carreras, a pesar de ser tan lento que no logró estirar ninguno de sus sencillos y sólo pudo remolcar a un colega.

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

Marca: Raúl Chávez (GI)
Chávez, promesa muy promocionada a los 25 años, pone marca nueva en Hostos al disparar cuatro dobletes.

The logo of the Murciélagos de Camuy: a teal "C" in italic athletic block type bordered in white, on a purple circle with black patterning, bordered in black.

5 Imparables: Pedro Tijerina (3B)
Tijerina, quien rara vez obtuvo bases de más, lo logró tres veces hoy, espetándole dos dobletes y un cuadrangular a los Mulos para un balance de 5-5 que apuntó cuatro carreras e impulsó cuatro más.

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

5 Imparables: Víctor “Desliz” Herrera (GD)
Después de completar el ciclo el año pasado, Herrera añade una paliza contra los Poetaslogrando una línea 5-5 con triplete, apuntando dos y remolcando a dos más.

The logo of the Atenienses de Manatí: a hot pink M in a serif book style font, bordered in black, on a light blue circle, bordered in black and then hot pink.

5 Imparables: David Álamo (GD)
Álamo no desperdicia la oportunidad de demostrar lo que un rodete desgarrado le quitó a los bates de Manatí en el 1871—arremete 5-6 contra los Leonesimpulsando a un camarada y añadiendo tres de sus propias carreras.

The logo of the Changos de Naranjito: an orange "N" in an italicized font bordered in white and black, on a purple circle bordered in black and orange.

5 Imparables: Carlos Dimas (CC)
Dimas era buen guantero, pero sorprendió al mundo al disparar dos biangulares y un triplete contra los Mogotes para acabar 5-6, anotando tres carreras encima de las cinco que remolcó.

The logo of the Pescadores de Salinas: a navy blue "S" in a wide middle with thin tails, bordered in white, on a blue circle studded with navy, bordered in navy-white-navy.

Blanqueada: Manuel Barela (#1)
Barela y su “bolita de horca” extraordinaria pudieran haber ganado un Excelentísimo en el 1872. Hoy utiliza ese lanzamiento muchas veces contra las Palomas, permitiendo cinco imparables sin otorgar base ni ponchar.

The logo of the Vaqueros de Bayamón: a navy blue B bordered in black against a golden circle streaked with small black lines, bordered in navy.

Lesión: Alfredo “Brujito” Griego (CC)
Aunque ya tenía 32 años, Griego era un fenómeno del cajón cuando acabó su 1871 al fracturarse el pulgar. Hoy también pierde el resto de esta temporada cuando se rompe el tobillo intentando terminar la jugada en segunda base.

Empeora la lesión mientras intenta recuperarse y terminará embancado por nueve meses. 

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.

Lesión: Luis Ramos (GI)
La buena noticia es que Ramos logra tirar la bola perfectamente, acabando el ataque en el cajón. La mala noticia es que se inflama el codo tanto que queda lesionado por seis semanas. 

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