Charros from Mexico declare themselves ready for Serie del Caribe

The representative of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) closed its preparation to face the so-called "Mini World Series" to be held from 4 to 10 February in Panama.

Photo: Charros Twitter
Photo: Charros Twitter

On the warpath, the representative of the Charros de Jalisco who will be presenting the ball of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) in the Caribbean Series 2019, declared themselves ready to travel to Panama, where they will begin their participation in the Group on Monday. A facing his similar from Venezuela, at the Rod Carew stadium.

"(The team) is very well balanced, players were chosen (as reinforcements) to integrate well with our team, which was what characterized our team during the season, having a good harmony, and that can get us ahead "Said Charros sports director, Ray Padilla, at the end of Saturday's practice.

Regarding the absence of José Manuel Rodríguez, leader of the Albiazules throughout the season, and who was discharged due to an injury to his left leg, the manager admitted that it is a sensitive loss, but I trust the ability of "La Pulga" Rivers to replace it.

"Logical (that weighs), is the captain of Charros, that's why we're going to take him (to Panama), he makes the trip, he's uniformed, he just can not play, that's why we chose Ramón Ríos, who was the best batter in postseason, is a good second base and you have to give all the support, "reiterated Padilla.

Meanwhile, although he did not confirm the lineup with which he will debut against La Vinotinto, he pointed out that there will be few surprises regarding Charros' usual line-up, except for the additions of Ríos instead of "Manny" in the middle, as well as the of Víctor Mendoza at first base.

Finally, he confirmed the rotation of pitchers that will use the tricolor representative for the first four group games, in search of a place in the Final, and will be with left-hander Orlando Lara, American Will Oliver, "Manny" Barreda and Marco Tovar, in that order.

This Sunday, the Jalisco team will be championed by the head of CONADE, Ana Gabriela Guevara, at the High-Performance Center, in Mexico City, at 11:00 hours, before leaving in two groups, one at 14:30 hours and another at 15:30, heading to Panama City.