Caribes leadoff hitter Endy Chavez didn't play the whole game, as he––along with many of the regulars––were pulled in the midst of an 11-0 defeat. Chavez went hitless in two at-bats while he was playing.
The Toros del Este dropped a 10-3 decision on Thursday evening, but it certainly wasn't to the fault of starting pitcher Miguel de los Santos.
The left-hander posted another strong start, working three scoreless innings without allowing a hit. He walked two and struck out five. De los Santos has a 2.25 earned-run average through three postseason starts, and he has tossed hitless ball in two of those outings.
Second baseman Esteban German was 0-for-3, dropping his round robin average to .246. He also committed a fielding error.
There were no games on Thursday night.
The circuit was dark on Thursday evening. The league's semifinal series is scheduled to resume on Friday.
The Bravos took home the 2010 Liga Paralela title with a best-of-three series victory over Caracas. The season concluded on December 22.
That Caracas club featured 19-year-old shortstop Edwin Garcia, who appeared in 23 games and went 15-for-66 (.227) with four doubles and a home run. He had 13 walks against only nine strikeouts.
Anzoategui hurler Jonathan Rojas shined over three starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old allowed three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Rojas doesn't have any state-side experience above the rookie level, but his strong performance earned him two appearances with the LVBP Caribes team.
David Paisano and Renny Osuna turned in impressive performances with the big La Guaira club in '09, but both were largely relegated to Liga Paralela this year after early season slumps.
Paisano played 25 games in Liga Paralela and hit .283 (30-for-106) with nine doubles, six walks, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.
The versatile Osuna played just about all over the diamond––appearing in 21 contests––and posted a .280/.314/.512 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, and two round-trippers in 87 plate appearances.
Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz pitched most of the campaign with the LVBP team but hurled three scoreless innings in three minor league relief appearances.
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