Surprise over Mesa 10-8
1B Jon Singleton was 0-for-5 with a strikeout. It just wasn't a good day for Singleton as he ground into two double plays and had another couple of ground outs. George Springer was the DH and went 1-for-4 with a triple, a strikeout and a run scored. Jio Mier has quietly gone about having a good run at the plate since he apparently took over for Bobby Borchering as a regular (Borchering hasn't played since November 1st). In yesterday's game, Mier was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in a start at third base. Mier is hitting .316/.344/.439 in 15 games with seven doubles and seven RBI. LHP Alex Sogard pitched two-thirds of an inning, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out one. Sogard allowed one run to score and was charged with two additional runs after he was lifted from the game. RHP Chia-Jen Lo also pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed one run on two hits.
Today's Game - Mesa (10-18) at Scottsdale (14-15) at 7:35 CST
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
Caracas over Zulia 7-3
For Caracas, CF Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in what he tweeted was to be his last game of the season. He ended his winter league season with a .291/.353/.495 batting line, three doubles, three triples, four home runs and 20 RBI in 27 games. As a side note, our old friend Humberto Quintero played his first game of the winter for Zulia and went 0-for-2 with a walk.
Caribes over La Guaira 2-1
RF Jake Goebbert went 0-for-2 with a strikeout for Caribes.
Magallanes over Aragua 3-2
2B Jose Altuve was 1-for-5 with a walk and scored a run for Magallanes. Jose Martinez got a start at first base for Aragua and went 2-for-5 with a double, a sac fly RBI and a strikeout.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Gigantes over Licey 2-1 in 10 innings
Jimmy Paredes got the start for the Gigantes team in left field and went 1-for-4 and scored a run while teammate *RHP Enerio del Rosario pitched a third of an inning and allowed two hits.
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Caguas over Carolina 13-4
Kiké Hernandez got the start for Carolina at second and then moved to third. He went 1-for-4 and scored a run. Also for Carolina, Carlos Correa went 0-for-4 (three ground outs and a fly out) and Carlos Corporan was 1-for-3 with a strikeout. RHP Raul Rivera also showed up on the Carolina roster. In his first appearance, he gave up three hits in one and two-thirds innings, including a two-run home run.