Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sancti Spiritus Extends to 23!

This has become a daily thing. With only 8 games remaining in the regular season, Yulieski Gourriel and the Sancti Spiritus Gallos (Roosters) have vanquished Cienfuegos 9 to 1 to extend their winning streak to 23 games in a row.

Gourriel, for his part, went 1-3 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Starting pitcher Yosvani Aragon went 7 strong innings, giving up only 6 hits and no walks while striking out 2. Aragon, one of Sancti's two ace pitchers, is 8-6 with a 3.20 ERA on the year. He posts a WHIP of 1.237.

At their current pace, they will play to tie the 35 year old record of 27 straight on April 19th against Industriales, and the following night to break it against the same club. The regular season ends on April 23rd, giving the Gallos a chance to finish out the season on a run of 31 consecutive games. How far can they go. Keep coming back and I'll tell you!