Sunday, December 23, 2012

Winter League Recaps

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Carolina over Manati 5-2 in 7 innings (Game 1)
Kiké Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs for Carolina while starting at second and ending at third base. C Rene Garcia went 1-for-2 with a solo home run. Carlos Correa came in as a defensive replacement at short and did not get an at-bat.

Carolina over Manati 4-1 in 7 innings (Game 2)
Kiké Hernandez started at second and moved to third in the second game as well. He was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored a run. Hernandez is now hitting .325/.385/.496 for the winter and .412 over his last five games. Carlos Correa came in to pinch run and stayed in to play short; he didn't get an at-bat. C Carlos Corporan was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Escogido over Gigantes 5-2
*RHP Enerio del Rosario allowed an inherited runner to score, but wasn't charged with any runs of his own in one inning of hitless work for the Gigantes while teammate RHP Rhiner Cruz allowed one run on one hit and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning of work.

LIGA PARALELA

The Liga Paralela (which is more or less the Venezuelan equivalent of the minor leagues) had their championship final games on Thursday and Friday and the Magallanes team prevailed over Tampa Bay's Venezuelan team. Astros catcher Luis Alvarez was perfect behind the plate catching both of the games for Magallanes, and he was close to perfect at the plate as well. In the two games, he went 6-for-7 with two home runs, five RBI and scored three runs.

RHP Carlos Quevedo did not pitch in the finals, having pitched in the semi-finals, but was credited for helping the Magallanes get to the playoffs with his terrific season. In nine games (five starts), he was 5-1 with a 1.38 ERA and a 0.949 WHIP. He had five walks to 35 strikeouts in 39 innings.

*Free Agent

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