On a slow night on the schedule, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. He is hitting .476 through seven games, all of which have been played at second base.
Jerry Sands went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is 5-for-18 in five games this season, but he has struck out eight times already and has not scored a run.
In the Dominican, Carlos Paulino went 1-for-3 with a single in his team’s 8-1 loss. He made his second error of the season, a throwing error on a stolen base. Runners were successful on both stolen base attempts against him.
Oscar Tejeda was teammates with Paulino for most of the year in Altoona and he plays for the same Gigantes del Cibao team in the Dominican. He got into the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and struck out to end the game. Tejeda was batting for former Pirates catcher Robinzon Diaz.
In the Veracruz League, Carlos Esqueda went 2-for-4 in his team’s 5-1 loss. After starting the season with an 0-for-15 streak, Esqueda has gone 12-for-39 and he’s been moved to the lead-off spot.
In Nicaragua, Adolfo Flores had his best outing so far. He threw two no-hit innings in his last game and has now thrown 4.2 scoreless innings through five appearances. Flores has given up just three hits and hasn’t issued a walk.
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