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Caribbean Series Information Post, Game Day 5
The Caribbean Series — featuring the champion from each of the Dominican Winter, Mexican Pacific, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan Winter Leagues — began Friday in Hermosillo, Mexico, and continues through February 7th.
What follows is an assortment of information regarding that Series after four games.
Here are the results from Monday’s games, with links to the relevant box scores:
The Series is played in a double round-robin format, with each team playing every other one twice. After the completion of same, the top two teams will meet in a championship game with a view to acquiring capital-G Glory.
Here’s a table of the standings through four games, copy-and-pasted illicitly from ESPN Deportes, but then formatted to suggest nothing of the sort:
And here’s a glossary, with English translations, for the above:
G: Ganados (Wins)
P: Perdidos (Losses)
PCT: Porcentaje de victorias (Winning Percentage)
JD: Juegos detrás (Games Back)
CA: Carreras anotadas (Runs Scored)
CP: Carreras permitidas (Runs Allowed)
DIF: Diferencial de carreras (Run Differential)
Here is a slightly absurd, but not entirely usesless, leaderboard of the top-10 hitting performances through the first four games of the Caribbean Series. SCOUT+ an offensive measure calculated with regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. (Click here for more on what is SCOUT.)
And here are the top-10 pitching performances thus far — in this case by SCOUT-, a metric calculated with regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.
|Tony Pena Jr.||DR||3||0||3.0||11||22.8%||9.0%||96|
Notable Performance: Miguel Tejada
Miguel Tejada has been excellent thus far for Dominican club Escogido, having recorded a home run, four walks, and just two strikeouts in ca. 17 plate appearances while playing shortstop and third base.
Here, for the benefit of the reader, is Action Footage of Tejada’s home run from Sunday night off Mexico’s Edgar Gonzalez:
And additional footage, of Tejada acknowledging the contributions of at least one deity:
And even more footage — in this case of Tejada embracing a rather enthusiastic, if near-elderly, bat boy:
Other notable-performance profiles: Ken Ray.
Here are today’s games (ET):
6:00 p.m. Puerto Rico at Venezuela
9:30 p.m. Dominican Republic at Mexico
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