COLOMBIAN LEAGUE (LPB) PLAYOFFS – ROUND ROBIN DAY 9
Gaspar Palacio (2B, Tigres de Cartagena): 0-4, 3 K – Palacio struggled in his postseason debut.
Jhon Peluffo (RP, Vaqueros de Monteria): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (both earned), 3 BB, 1 K – Peluffo started the eighth inning and let the Tigres start a comeback.
Vaqueros de Monteria – 4-2
Caimanes de Barranquilla – 3-3
Tigres de Cartagena – 2-4
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (LVBP)
Andruw Monasterio (SS, Caribes de Anzoategui): 0-3, 1 K – Monasterio’s hitless game was his third in his last six games. Hopefully, this isn’t the start of a slump that carries over to the postseason.
Elvis Araujo (SP, Aguilas del Zulia): ND, 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R (earned), 2 BB, 3 K – Despite coming up an out short of eligibility for the individual victory, Araujo ends his regular season on a high note with this solid outing.
Niuman Romero (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui): 1-4 – Romero, on the other hand, is entering the playoffs hot with a four-game hitting streak through the opener of yesterday’s regular season-ending doubleheader.
Andruw Monasterio (SS, Caribes de Anzoategui): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, Picked Off 1 time – Monasterio snapped out of his slump in grand fashion just in time for the playoffs wit this stellar regular season finale.
Jhonleider Salinas (RP, Caribes de Anzoategui): 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (all earned), 1 BB, 1 BK – Salinas’ season had not gone well so far (3 ER in 1.2 IP in two outings, but last night took his struggles to another level.
Alsis Herrera (SP, Leones del Caracas): L (0-4), 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (all earned), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – Herrera likely ends a rough season with his shortest and worst outing of the campaign.
Jose Rodriguez (RP, Navegantes del Magallanes): 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K – Rodriguez pitched for the first time since December 19, rebounding from a rough outing that accounted for half of his season earned run total (two of four) and overall run total (three of six).
Carlos Rivero (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 0-4, 1 K – Rivero’s recent hot stretch must seem like a month ago instead of a week ago as Carlos is 0-for-17 in his last five games through game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Yonathan Mendoza (SS, Cardenales de Lara): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Mendoza rebounded from an 0-for-3 Saturday to do all of this in seven innings.
Alex Monsalve (C, Tigres de Aragua): 1-4, 2 R – Monsalve’s other run came after reaching on a third-inning fielding error.
Yapson Gomez (RP, Cardenales de Lara): 0.1 IP, 2 H – Gomez got the last out to end an ugly top of the seventh for the Cardenales.
REFUERZO DRAFTS – LIDOM AND LMP
The Dominican Winter League and Mexican Pacific League both held refuerzo drafts on Sunday. No current Indians were selected in either league and the only former Indian selected was Toros del Este RHP Paolo Espino, who now pitches for the Gigantes del Cibao.
NOTE: Only non-Dominican players were eligible for selection in the LIDOM refuerzo draft.