VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP) AGUILAS DEL ZULIA 6, CARDENALES DE LARA 4 CURRENT INDIAN Luis Oviedo (RP, Cardenales de Lara): 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Oviedo pitched two stellar […]
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP)
Luis Oviedo (RP, Cardenales de Lara): 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Oviedo pitched two stellar innings in his first competitive game in exactly 500 days (last July 17 in Eastlake vs, the Cedar Rapids Kernels [Minnesota Twins] – started, 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R [both earned), 3 BB, 6 K).
Yonathan Mendoza (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E – Mendoza’s Opening Day was a hitless one, but he drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth frame.
Yapson Gomez (RP, Cardenales de Lara): 0.2 IP, perfect – Gomez got Aguilas pinch hitter Jesus Montero to ground into a double play on the first pitch to end what risked becoming an interminable top of the ninth.
Elvia Araujo (SP, Aguilas del Zulia): ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 kK – While Araujo pitched one inning too few to be eligible for the individual victory, his stellar start contributed heavily to Zulia’s team triumph.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Robel Garcia (starting 2B, Aguilas Cibaenas): 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K – Garcia started the day 0-for-3 before walking in the eighth and immediately being pulled for pinch-runner Yefri Perez. The hitless effort was his third in his last four and fifth in nine games this season.
Ronny Rodriguez (3B-2B), Aguilas Cibaenas): 2-4, 1 RBI – Ronny-Rod drove in the Aguilas’ lone run of the game on a fourth-inning single for his second RBI of the Dominican season.
Ivan Castillo (starting 2B, Leones del Escogido): 2-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Castillo is slashing .290/.371/.387 after reaching base in all three plate appearances on Friday night.
Francisco Mejia (C, Estrellas Orientales): 0-5, 1 K – Mejia’s 0-for-5 Friday was his worst game of the season and only the second time he hasn’t reached base in six games during the current LIDOM campaign.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP)
Michael Choice (LF, Aguilas de Mexicali): 1-2, 1 R , 2 HBP, 1 SB – Choice rebounded from a hitless Thursday with a productive, if painful, evening.
Jose Guadalupe Chavez (2B, Tomateros de Culiacan): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Chavez continues to rake, with his slash line now standing at .375/.452/.484 with eight RBI and a 3:9 K:BB ratio in 18 games.
Derrick Loop (RP, Tomateros de Culiacan): 0.2 IP, 2 K – Loop struck out both batters he faced on Friday night to increase his season total to six in as many innings in as many games.