So we've made it to the finals and it is an all Caribbean final. It should be a great game.
Giancarlo Alvarado (Jack Morris will never pronounce that right) gets the start for the Puerto Ricans. He is 35, right-handed and pitched in the Japanese major leagues, the last three seasons. He has a 12-21 record with a 3.53 ERA in 45 starts, 227 strikeouts and 89 walks in 257 innings.
Samuel Deduno starts for the Dominicans. He's 29, and right-handed. He made 15 starts for the Twin in 2012, going 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA, 57 strikeouts, 53 walks in 79 innings.
Course being the final, neither pitcher will get much rope.
|PUERTO RICO||DOMINICAN REPUBLIC|
|Angel Pagan, CF||Jose Reyes, SS|
|Irving Falu, 2B||Erick Aybar, DH|
|Carlos Beltran, DH||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Yadier Molina, C||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B|
|Mile Aviles, SS||Hanley Ramirez, 3B|
|Alex Rios, RF||Nelson Cruz, RF|
|Carlos Rivera, 1B||Carlos Santana, C|
|Andy Gonzalez, 3B||Moises Sierra, LF|
|Jesus Feliciano, LF||Alejandro De Aza, CF|
So two former Jays in the PR lineup, if you count Aviles. DR has 3 current Blue Jays in the starting lineup. I think I'll cheer for them.