PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE (LBPRC)
Johnathan Rodriguez (RF, Atenienses de Manati): 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E – Rodriguez’s two-out double in the second drove in the Atenienses’ second run of the inning and the game, which would be all they needed to send Robbie Alomar’s developmental squad to 0-7 to start the season and give the Manati nine their victory of the season. The RBI was Rodriguez’s first in six games this winter.
Joab Gonzalez (2B, RA12): 0-3, 2 K – Gonzalez dropped below the Mendoza line with this hitless Tuesday (.188).
Jonathan Laureano (1B, RA12): 1-2, 1 BB, 1 E – Laureano, who had reached base only three times in his first five games of the season, got on the basepaths twice yesterday.
COLOMBIAN LEAGUE (LPB)
Daniel Aguilar (backup LF, Gigantes de Barranquilla): 1-2 – Aguilar piked up his eight hit of the Colombian campaign in his first non-starting appearance of the season.
Audy Ciriaco (backup 3B/1B, Caimanes de Barranquilla): 2-3, 1 RBI – Ciriaco also came in mid-game for the first time this season. In his case, it was the first time he had not started during the 20-21 campaign, having started all of the Caimanes’ first twelve games.
Gaspar Palacio (2B, Tigres de Cartagena): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SF – Palacio’s second-inning sacrifice fly scored the first run of the game and gave him two RBI on the season despite being hitless in three games (two starts).
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP)
Andruw Monasterio (PH, Caribes de Anazoategui): 1-1, 1 RBI – Monasterio’s sixth-inning RBI single tied the game at four runs each and ultimately sent it to extra innings. The at-bat was his only action of the evening and his first in four days.
Ezequiel Carrera (RF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 0-4, 1 R – Carrera reached on a leadoff error in the eighth to start the Navegantes’ four-run extra-inning rally.
Anthony Vizcaya (RP, Navegantes del Magallanes): 1 IP, 1 R (earned), 2 BB – Vizcaya’s shutout streak comes to an end after 9.1 innings and 9 games as a result of his first two-walk outing of the season. His statline is still solid, including an 0.87 ERA and 10:5 K:BB ratio.
Niuman Romero (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui): 0-4, 1 K – Romero;s nightcap didn;t quite live up to the standard he set in the doubleheader’s opener (see below for his Game 1 line).
Henry Martinez (RP, Caribes de Anzoategui): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned) – Martinez gave up his first run of the Venezuelan season after a shutout frame to open his 2020-21 LVBP account on Sunday.
Niuman Romero (3B. Caribes de Anzoategui): 2-3, 1 R – Romero led off the bottom of the first with a base hit and later scored. As you can see from the above score, that run held up for the win in a game that saw no further runs scored despite a combined 14 hits in only seven frames.
Elvis Araujo (SP, Aguilas del Zuila): ND, 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R (all earned), 2 BB, 2 K – After a solid start to the season (combined 9 IP, 7 H, 2 unearned runs, 1 BB, 5 K in his first two starts), Araujo has now followed a up a six run game (albeit four of them unearned) with a five-run outing (all earned). His stat line in those two starts: 6.1 IP, 12 H, 11 R (7 earned), 4 BB, 4 K.
Alex Monsalve (C, Tigres de Aragua): 0-1, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SF – Monsalve’s fourth-inning sac fly drove in his first run since his December 3rd grand slam.
Wander Beras (RP, Tigres de Aragua): 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K – Beras’ scoreless effort was his first in four outing this Venezuelan season.
Juan Apodaca (starting C, Tiburones de La Guaira): 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – Apodaca continues to alternate one-hit and hitless games since debuting last Tuesday.
Carlos Rivero (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Rivero’s sixth-inning solo shot was his second homer and fifth extra-base hit (other three all doubles) this LVBP season.
Yapson Gomez (RP, Cardenales de Lara): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 K – Gomez allowed an unearned run but retains a 0.00 ERA through 13 innings in 10 games.
Carlos Rivero (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 1-3, 1 HBP – Despite not scoring in the nightcap, Rivero once again reached base twice (albeit in painful fashion on one occasion). While he is batting only .257, his .169 isolated plate discipline and .257 isolated power give him a .940 OPS.
Luis Oviedo (RP, Cardenales de Lara): W (1-0), 3 IP, 2 H, 1 K – Oviedo keeps his ERA unblemished (through 9,1 innings and six games) and picks up his first individual victory of the Venezuelan season thanks to starter Leonel Aponte only going three innings.
DOMINICAN LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Melky Cabrera (RF, Aguilas Cibaenas): 1-4,1 RBI – Cabrera has cooled down from his four two-hit games in a five-game stretch last week, but does have a hit in each of his last three games.
Robel Garcia (starting 2B): 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB – Garcia extended his on-base streak to eight games with a fifth-inning walk which later resulted in him scoring the first of two Aguilas runs on the evening (Melky’s RBI drove in the second in the seventh).
Yasiel Puig (starting RF, Toros del Este): – 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K – A relatively uneventful night for one of the major leagues’ most colorful free agents. Ignore the RBI listed in the linked boxscore. The scorer apparently gave him an RBI for a run that scored when he reached on an error in the fourth.
Paolo Espino SRP, Toros del Este): 6 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K – Espino rebounded nicely from a pair of rough starts in which he allowed a combined seven earned runs on ten hits and two walks while striking out five in 10.2 innings.
Sandy Leon (C, Tigres de Licey): 0-4, 1 K – Leon failed to reach base safely for only the second time in his last eight games.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP)
Jose Guadalupe Chavez (SS, Tomateros de Culiacan): 3-4, 1 R – Chavez continues to rake in the Pacific Circuit, improving his slash line to .333/.398/.414.
JC Ramirez (SP, Tomateros de Culiacan): 8 IP, 6 H, 5 K – Ramirez nearly pitched a complete game on a night he utterly dominated the Sultanes lineup.