For the first time since 2015, the Saraperos de Saltillo have clinched a playoff berth in the Mexican Baseball League postseason. After defeating the Tecolotes de Dos Laredos by a score of 6-3, the Saraperos have ended their brief playoff drought.
Manager Roberto Vizcarra and the clubs front office made very notable additions and changes that helped the Saraperos return to the postseason. In the game against the Tecolotes de Dos Laredos, strong offensive performances from Henry Urrutia and Ricardo Serrano, coupled with a dominant pitching outing from Hector Ambriz helped them clinch the spot.
Infielders Juan Perez and Josuan Hernandez lead the team in hits, and will be integral parts of the Saraperos playoff roster. Outfielders Rainel Rosario and Henry Urrutia, who are team leaders in home runs, will need to provide necessary power output.
A notable pitcher on the staff is former San Francisco Giant, Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez has appeared in 21 games for the Saraperos, and posts a 5.25 ERA with 101 strikeouts. The left hander from Puerto Rico threw a no-hitter for the Giants in 2009.