There were two really good games over the weekend in San Fransisco de Macoris. On Saturday, Mark Hamilton hit a two run home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. The Gigantes won in the 10th over Aguilas. Hamilton hit .308 last year in the Pacific Coast League with the Cardinals affiliate. He has 2 HRs in the Dominican Winter Baseball League so far. Alexi Casilla (Twins) also debuted on Saturday. Here are some photos from the game from the Julian Javier Stadium in San Francisco de Macoris, all courtesy of the Dominican Baseball Guy:
The Gigantes won another game in extra innings at home on Sunday. Alexi Casilla singled, then came home on a double from Wilson Betemit in the 10th.
The level of play is really starting to pick up as the season continues. Sunday's game featured 11 players with big league experience: Eric Young Jr., Conor Jackson, Argenis Reyes (Mets), Jaime Hoffman (Dodgers), Diory Hernandez (Braves), and Willis Otanez for Escogido, and Alexi Casilla, Wilson Valdez, Juan Francisco, Wilson Betemit, and Dario Veras for Gigantes.