Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter League Recaps

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

Magallanes over Lara 4-3 in 10 innings
2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single for Magallanes. He was also credited with an RBI on a bases loaded walk. Anyone who is concerned about Altuve's ability to draw walks should consider this -- in 30 games in Venezuela this winter, he has 15 walks to 15 strikeouts.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Escogido over Gigantes 8-5
Free Agent RHP Erick Abreu pitched two and a third innings of relief for the Gigantes team and was charged with the loss as he allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts.

Licey over Toros 12-3
RHP Jose Valdez made his first appearance of the winter for Licey. In a third of an inning, he allowed a single and a walk before being lifted from the game. Both runners came around to score before the inning was over. There was also a wild pitch in there, so it wasn't the greatest debut for Jose.

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Santurce over Caguas 6-5
LHP Xavier Cedeno pitched one and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief with one hit, one walk and four strikeouts for Santurce.

Carolina over Mayaguez 1-0

2B Kiké Hernandez was 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout for Carolina. C Carlos Corporan was 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout before being lifted for a pinch runner. C Rene Garcia came in as a late inning defensive replacement and didn't get any at-bats.

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Culiacan over Hermosillo 3-2
RHP Edgar Gonzalez got the start and the loss for Hermosillo as he allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings of work. He also struck out six. All three runs scored via two home runs.

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Perth over Sydney 10-9
While you and I were sleeping, RHP Cameron Lamb has already closed out Saturday's ABL game for Perth with his fourth save. Unfortunately, he also allowed his first run of the season on two hits and two walks.

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