It was another wild day in the Winter Leagues. A lot of games had crazy finishes. Daniel Sherriff of IBI takes you Around the Farm.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE (LBPRC)
Angel Lopez Alvarez (C, RA12) – 0-4, 1 SO – Like his entire team, Alvarez just can’t muster much offense at the plate right now.
Landy Pena (2B, RA12) – 1-3, 1 2B 1 R, 1 SO – Pena tried to ignite the offense in the eighth inning with a leadoff double. He came around to score on a sac fly to cut the deficit to four runs but that was all.
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP)
Andruw Monasterio (PH-DH, Caribes de Anzoategui) – 0-2, 1 SO – Monasterio pinch-hit for Erick Castillo in the eighth inning. He had a chance to walk it off for Caribes de Anzoategui in the tenth inning but struck out swinging.
Niuman Romero (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui) – 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI – After Leones del Caracas posted five runs in the 11th inning Romero did all he could to fuel a comeback by coming up with a RBI-single to cut the gap to just four runs.
Alsis Herrera (SP, Leones del Caracas) – 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO – Herrera got into some trouble in the second inning when he gave up a run on two straight base hits to open the frame but bounced back to get a crucial inning-ending double play to limit the damage. Things got dicey in the fifth inning when Caribes de Anzoategui put runners at first and second with just one out prompting the manager to come get Herrera. Luis Amaya came on for relief and retired the next two batters close the book on Herrera.
Henry Martinez (RP, Caribes de Anzoategui) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 SO – The new extra-inning rule proved to be costly for Martinez in the tenth frame. Despite getting the first out the go-ahead run came around to score on a RBI-double by Jhonny Pereda. The righty retired the next two batters to limit Leones del Caracas to just one run and was let off the hook when his team tied the game up in the bottom half of the inning.
DOMINICAN LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Anthony Gose (RP, Toros del Este) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 SO – The lefty tossed a perfect eighth inning after his team had just taken the lead by three runs.
Abraham Almonte (RF-CF, Toros del Este) – 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO – Almonte walked to lead-off the eighth inning. His walk led to a three-run frame where he came around to score the go-ahead run throwing error by Tigres del Licey.
Melky Cabrera (LF, Aguilas Cibaenas) – 0-3, 1 SO – Cabrera’s hot streak came to an end on Wednesday with a quiet day at the plate.
Robel García (2B, Aguilas Cibaenas) – 1-3 – The second baseman recorded one of the five total base hits managed by Aguilas Cibaenas.
Francisco Mejia (C, Estrellas Orientales) – 0-3, 1 SO – Mejia came into the game to replace starting catcher Christian Bethancourt after he got tossed from the game in the third inning. Mejia continued his struggles with another hitless game.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP)
Jose Guadalupe Chavez (SS, Tomateros de Culiacan) – 2-3. 1 2B – Chavez made it back-to-back nights with multiple hits on Wednesday.
Michael Choice (DH, Aguilas de Mexicali) – 0-3, 1 SO – Choice had a quiet night at the plate before being pinch-hit for in the ninth.
COLOMBIAN LEAGUE (LBP)
Gaspar Palacio (2B, Tigres de Cartagena) – 2-4, 1 SO – Palacio had two base hits but they both did no damage.
Daniel Aguilar (CF, Gigantes de Barranquilla) – 0-5, 3 SO – Aguilar had an uneventful game on Wednesday.
Audy Ciriaco (1B, Caimanes de Barranquilla) – 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SO – Ciriaco’s walk in the the second inning set up runners at first and second with one out. Jair Camargo cashed in with a run-scoring single to put Caimanes de Barranquilla out to an early lead.