Phoenix over Mesa 8-3
In the final game of the season for Mesa, 1B Jon Singleton went 1-for-2 and scored a run; RF George Springer was 1-for-4 with a strikeout; and 3B Jio Mier was 0-for-4. RHP Jarred Cosart started the game and allowed three runs (only one earned run) on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in three innings pitched. RHP Chia-Jen Lo pitched one inning and allowed no hits, no runs and one walk. Here are the final stats for the Astros AFL players:
Bobby Borchering - .158/.250/.368 2-2B 2HR 5RBI in 11 games (DNP after 11/1)
Jio Mier - .297/.333/.422 8-2B 7RBI in 17 games
Jon Singleton - .226/.345/.409 4-2B 2-3B 3HR 8RBI in 25 games
George Springer - .286/.412/.600 4-2B 3-3B 4HR 14RBI 5SB in 21 games
Jarred Cosart - 0-3 6.50 ERA 1.89 WHIP 9BB/15SO in 6 starts
Chia-Jen Lo - 1-0 2.40 ERA 1.20 WHIP 4BB/11SO in 14 appearances
Alex Sogard 2-1 11.12 ERA 2.38 WHIP 9BB/8SO in 11 appearances
Nick Tropeano - 0-0 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 5BB/18SO in 11 games (1 start)
George Springer was fourth in OPS and tied for fifth in runs scored in the league. Jio Mier was tied for fifth in doubles. Jon Singleton was tied for third in runs scored and tied for first in walks. Chia-Jen Lo was tied for 10th in ERA and Nick Tropeano was tied for sixth in WHIP.
Brazil over Panama 3-2
RHP Murilo Gouvea played a key role in Brazil's upset of the host team in the first game of the WBC qualifier as he pitched three and a third innings in relief for Brazil. Gouvea retired 10 batters in a row before allowing singles to Carlos Ruiz and Carlos Lee. In Gouvea's first inning of work, he retired three major leaguers quickly, getting a flyout from Ruben Tejada, a swinging strikeout from Carlos Ruiz and a groundout from Carlos Lee. He struck out Tejada looking the second time he faced him before giving up the singles to Ruiz and Lee. His final line was two hits, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts in three and a third. The story is here.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
Caracas over Magallanes 7-6
Apparently, I misread Brandon Barnes' tweet from earlier this week because I thought he had already finished playing in Venezuela for the winter, but he played again last night (and said via tweet that last night was his final game). With that said, he went 1-for-3 for Caracas last night and ended up with a .292/.353/.491 batting line. Barnes teammate Marwin Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with a walk, scored twice and stole a base as the DH. Magallanes 1B Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a walk.
Caribes over Zula 4-2 (Game 1)
RF Jake Goebbert went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Caribes.
Zulia over Caribes 7-0 (Game 2)
RF Jake Goebbert was 1-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base for Caribes.
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Carolina over Ponce 10-6
2B Kiké Hernandez was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts for Carolina while Jobduan Morales got his first winter league start as DH and went 2-for-5 with two RBI and scored a run, striking out once. Also for Carolina, C Rene Garcia was 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk and two runs scored while RHP Raul Rivera pitched two innings and allowed one run on three hits and no walks with two strikeouts and was rewarded with the win. Carlos Correa did not play in the game.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Los Mochis over Hermosillo 9-0
*RHP Edgar Gonzalez got the start and the loss for Hermosillo as he allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts in five innings pitched.