From Wednesday night in the Colombian League, Harold Ramirez had a big game in his team's 11-2 win. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored three runs, drove in two runs and stole two bases. He is 6-for-16 through five games.
Harold Ramirez is hitting well early in the Colombian League. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar came off the bench for the second straight day since being added to the Cardenales de Lara roster. He came in as a defensive replacement in left field during the top of the eighth inning. In his only at-bat, Escobar struck out.
Luis Sanz made his first appearance since October 26th. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk and he struck out one batter. Sanz threw 28 pitches, 18 for strikes.
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