Peter O’Brien went yard for the 12th time on the season and knocked in four runs to lead Puebla to a 7-2 win over Monterrey. The outfielder also laced three hits and scored on an occasion. Currently O’Brien is second in the circuit with a .391 average.
The Cuban-American slugger who is the mist of his best season as a professional also leads the Mexican League in OPS (1.239), is second on homeruns (12) and is also sixth in the league in RBIs (35). O’Brien is making a case for the league’s MVP half way through the season. Inexplicably the Miami native was snubbed for the league’s all-star game, which is a question in itself on how it occurred.
Yadir Drake had another perfect evening and drove in a three runs in Yucatán’s 9-1 thrashing of Campeche. The slugger has now swatted six consecutive hits had his average jumped to .351 on the campaign leaving him on his team in this category. Drake who once again made the all-star team will also compete in the homerun derby.
— Pericos de Puebla (@Pericos_Oficial) June 8, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jesús Balaguer (P) 0.2, 2 ER, 2 R, BB, K, ERA 14.21 (Rieleros)
Roel Santos (LF) 4-2, R, K, Ave .276 (Olmecas)
Maikel Serrano (DH) 4-1, RBI, K, Ave .250 (Olmecas)
Henry Urrutia (1B) 2-1, 2 BB, Ave .275 (Saraperos)
Yadir Drake (RF) 3-3, 3 RBI, R, BB, .351 (Leones)
Yuniesky Larduet (LF) 4-0, Ave .326 (Piratas)
Peter O’Brien (LF) 4-3, Hr, 4 RBI, R, BB, Ave .391 (Pericos)
Yadiel Hernández (LF) 2-0, 2 BB, K, Ave .293 (Sultanes)
Félix Pérez (LF-1B) 1-0, 3 BB, Ave .267 (Toros de Tijuana)