Miami In addition, the fight that Puerto Rico presented with runs not only helped them get into the game, but also boosted their numbers for the final fight for average goal.

Puerto Rico’s 9-6 loss to Venezuela wasn’t so bad because it didn’t end the way it did, 9-1 in the sixth inning. Less bad considering the game was a knockout in favor of Venezuela.

leader Yadier Molina He said he is taking that fight, which the team presented for their hotel, and will carry it forward into tomorrow’s game against Israel on Monday.

“We are fighting. we wanted it. We took ourselves into the game and took it as motivation for tomorrow,” said Molina.

The match was on the verge of a knockout after two innings. Right Jose Orlando Berrios he was punished by Venezuela, including Anthony Santander, who hit a three-run homer in the first inning.

Berrios said he tried to be aggressive against Venezuela and that his hitters made adjustments.

“I was aggressive and they did a great job. It wasn’t the result we wanted, but we fought. We gave 100 percent and almost stretched the game,” Berrios said.

The right-winger revealed the plan with Santander was to throw curves at him and said that slider the home run was low in the zone, but still good for a lefty hitter.

“It was a nice left-hander: short and sharp,” he said.

The right-hander threw 38 shots per game.

The Puerto Rican relay did well to keep the score going after Venezuela took a 7-0 lead.

Hector Santiago, Nicholas padilla, Derek Rodriguez, Alexis Diaz and Jorge Lopez they combined for 5.0 two runs. Both races were held in Santiago.

The lefty Santiago said the relief did its job.

“I think we shot pretty well. We put up a good job,” he said. “We’ve had races and we’ll have more opportunities if there’s a draw average goal“.