Lagares Extends Hitting Streak, Montero Throws Bullpen


Wuilmer Becerra had his hitting streak snapped at seven games last night but extended his RBI streak to five games after going 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. He did get moved up to the seventh spot in the lineup for the game after hitting out of the eighth and ninth hole most of the winter ball season for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan League. He is now hitting .405/.409/.500 with seven RBI and nine runs scored in 42 at bats.

Juan Lagares returned to the lineup for the first time in a week because of the Dominican League all-star break and a sore foot. He batted fifth and played center field for the Aguilas Cibaenas going 2 for 4 with a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to seven games and is 12 for 28 with four RBI and six runs scored during that span. Overall he is hitting .294 with four walks and eight strikeouts in 14 games including going 7 for 13 off lefties.

The rest of the Winter League action last night:

  • Xorge Carrillo – 0 for 4 with two strikeouts (.299/.356/.401 with 13 walks, 24 strikeouts in 147 at bats in Mexican League).
  • Johnny Monell – 0 for 3, (.296/.400/.480 with seven doubles, three homeruns, 15 walks, 17 strikeouts in 98 at bats in Puerto Rican League).
  • T.J. Rivera – 0 for 3, walk, two runs scored (.318/.392/.409 with eight runs, eight RBI, eight walks, six strikeouts in 66 at bats in Puerto Rican League).
  • Joel Huertas – One clean scoreless inning (0-3 with 5.25 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 12 innings in Puerto Rican League).
  • Dario Alvarez – 0.1 innings, hit (4.50 ERA, 1.86 WHIP over 10 innings in the Dominican League).
  • Chase Huchingson – Struck out only batter faced (one run allowed with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings in the Dominican League).

Rafael Montero was suppose to make his winter ball debut on Thursday in the Parallel League (minors) for the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican League but it got rained out. Tried again on Friday to have it rained out, so he threw a bullpen session instead. He could make an appearance next week when the playoffs start according to a source.

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