Cuba Loses to Mexico Exits Carribean Series

Cuba scored only nine runs in five games to its opponents 33. Photo: cubadebate.cu
Cuba had numerous chances but undefeated Mexico was far superior in the big moments. Photo: cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba, represented by Ciego de Avila, was unable to pull off the comeback it did last year to win the Caribbean Series and was eliminated after a 7-2 defeat at the hands of Mexico on Saturday. It was a sort of revenge for the Mexicans who lost the finals to Cuba 3-2 last year.

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In the other semifinal match up Venezuela pounded Puerto Rico 13-3 and now faces Mexico at 3:00 p.m. Cuban time Sunday in the finals. The game can be see live here:

The series, in which the Cubans finished with a 1-4 record, reflected a combination of a pitching staff that wasn’t up to the occasion and an offense that squandered numerous opportunities, unable to get the clutch hit with runners in scoring position.

Against Mexico, the Cubans constantly had runners on base, on seven hits, seven walks and two errors but three double plays wiped out several of the scoring opportunities.

Starter Vladimir Baños took the loss (3 innings, 4 hits and 3 runs). Cuba used five relievers who were unable to contain the Mexican offense allowing the game to get out of reach.

Offensively Yuliesky Gourriel proved the only bright spot during the series batting .450. Against Mexico he had a double, one RBI, received two walks and twice reached base on hard hit balls that turned into fielding errors.

The Cubans hit a lowly team average of .203 for the series and their pitching staff allowed a poor 6.4 runs per 9 innings. The statistics tell the story of the team’s performance. Cuba scored only nine runs in five games while allowing 33 to its opponents.

 



6 thoughts on “Cuba Loses to Mexico Exits Carribean Series

  • For starters, the US Declaration of Independence says that “all men are created equal”. Babies are born with all sorts of disadvantages but these disadvantages do not negate their inherent equality. As you have no idea what I want beyond what I have written in this blog, you should know that I want Cuba (the point of this thread) to be free, especially from people who think like you.

  • Who told you we are born equal? Tell that to the baby born acdictive to crack cocaine in a slum or the father who is sick with cancer and unable to support his children who have nothing to eat, and then visit those lucky people who are born wanting nothing and able to afford best schools and medical care. Like you say before you do not need to lie to make you point and that point that you will accept and want others to be poor to maintain your wealth. I can see right to you .

  • While I am not surprised to read your reply, it continues to make me sad that people like you run Cuba. First of all, we are BORN equal. It is not the government’s job to do that. Government should ensure equal opportunity, not equal people. Secondly, accepting a contract to play baseball is a long way from doing “anything”? But again, the limited role of government is to ensure that my ‘anything’ is legal and doesn’t come at anyone else’s expense.

  • That not everyone can up to ideals of beautiful revolution does not make it any less good. That us why government need to step in and make everyone equal. You just make me know more how important that is with what You say to me. That you would do anything to make your family rich at others expense of that other people would do same instead of helping fellow men.thats why government un Cuba try and make everyone equal.

  • Easy for you to say. Your belly is full and your children have new shoes. If you had a talent, and that talent could change the quality of your life for the better and the lives of everyone you love, you would exercise that talent. Don’t lie in this blog and say that you would rather do without for the failed ideals of a handful of very old men. Especially when you know that the children and grandchildren of these old men (the Castros for the knuckle-dragging Castro sycophants) aren’t making these sacrifices. How dare you judge these people!

  • Keep Cuba sports clean. Do not pollute it with the ugly American dollars and do not accept sports people who traitorusly leave Cuba for selfish reasons

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