In Mexico on Thursday, Luis Heredia made his fourth relief appearance. In his last game, he recorded five outs on just 15 pitches. He got good results on Thursday, but it wasn’t the best outing. Heredia threw two shutout innings, giving up two hits. He threw 27 pitches, 14 for strikes. He also threw a wild pitch and had a couple hard hit outs. In five innings, Heredia has given up one run on two hits and two walks. He hasn’t recorded a strikeout yet.
Carlos Munoz went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He’s hitting .308 through ten games.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 1-for-4 with a double. He is hitting .333 through 11 games.
Junior Sosa started in center field and went 0-for-2 before being pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He also dropped down a sacrifice bunt.
Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4, giving him a .304 average through 12 games.
In the Dominican on Thursday, Gustavo Nunez was the only player of note. He went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He is 4-for-20 through five games.
In the Dominican on Friday, Andrew Lambo joined Gigantes del Cibao and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the DH. Lambo last played a regular game on May 3rd. He joined the GCL team attempting a rehab assignment in late July, but was scratched from the lineup right before the game started and then he never played.
Alen Hanson went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. He is 4-for-22 with a double and no walks.
Willy Garcia went 2-for-4 with two singles and three runs scored. He reached once on an error and ended up scoring all three of his team’s runs. Garcia also stole his first base of the winter. He had just one hit in his first three games.
Gustavo Nunez went 3-for-5 with an RBI. He came into the game with a .200 average.
In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar came in as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the eighth and went to left field for the ninth inning. He stole his second base of the winter. Escobar is 1-for-6 at the plate in seven games. Last winter, he batted just twice in five games, so he is still seeing more playing time this year despite coming off the bench.
Zack Dodson made his third start and had vastly different results than the first two games in which he allowed one run over 13 innings. Dodson allowed four hits and two walks, while recording just two outs. All six runners came around to score.
Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a run scored.
In Mexico, Harold Ramirez didn’t play the last couple games, taking a spot on the bench after a slow start to his winter. The time off apparently did him good, as he went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a HBP. He has a .200 average through ten games.
Carlos Munoz went 2-for-4 with two singles and two runs scored.