Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yulieski Gourriel and the Industriales Blue Lions are having a big slump

Yulieski Gourriel

According to an article by baseball writer Sigfredo Barros, published in Granma on December 10, the Industriales are suffering a bad slump. They face the possibility of being eliminated from the second round of Cuba's 53rd National Baseball series.

According of the statistics of Misandry Rodríguez Hernández, the Blue Lions from the capital city of the island had last year a batting average of .270 with 13 home-runs and 120 scored runs, in addition to having 246 hits in 27 games.

Now, the average has gone down to .233 with only 64 hits and 21 less scored runs.

Their new stellar player this year, Yulieski Gourriel, formerly of the Sancti Spiritus Roosters, only has three home runs and 14 RBI's.

These things happen in baseball, and eventually, they will recover.

Update: As of today, Dec. 17, 2013, the team and Yulieski have recovered a little bit. Yulieski has an average of .282 with four homers and 23 RBI's. The average for the Industriales is .249.    

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