The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday. This league uses a playoff format like we're used to seeing in the US leagues. The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo in the best-of-7 first round. Los Venados de Mazatlan, with Pirates' Rogelio Noris, finished in last place and are eliminated, along with Los Caneros de Los Mochis. There is some shifting around of rosters -- former Pirate OF Corey Wimberly has jumped from the Venezuelan League to Los Yaquis de Obregon for the playoffs. He had one hit in Obregon's 3-0 win over Guasave on Sunday.
Yaquis de Obregon 8, Algodoneros de Guasave 7
Both teams had a 4-run inning early in the game, but by the end of 9 innings, they were tied at 7-7. Los Yaquis began the bottom of the 10th with a single. CF Corey Wimberly, who had been 0-for-4 in the game, dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move the runner into scoring po...
Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.