It is January and a cold front is sweeping across the United States, but our neighbors to the south are still playing some stick and ball. The Mexican Pacific League playoffs are underway, and yesterday featured a Game 7 for the ages between Águilas de Mexicali and the Mayos de Navojoa.
With one out in the 16th inning, and the game tied 3-3, the Águilas’ C.J. Retherford strode to the play with runners on first and third. He worked the count, and on 3-2 laid down a shocking squeeze, hit just softly enough to allow one-time Phillie Chris Roberson to score, and advance the Águilas to the semifinals.
Here’s a pretty cool field-level shot of the play, featuring crowd noise too: