In Venezuela from Saturday, Andrew Lambo was back at first base for the second game in a row. It was the first time he played there on back-to-back days. Lambo was there for six innings on Saturday before moving on defense to right field, which also happened on Friday night. He handled all eight chances he had without an error, including one ground ball, plus he fielded a sacrifice bunt successfully. On Friday, he had ten total chances without a miscue. At the plate, Lambo went 1-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and two strikeouts.
Diaz had four hits on Saturday
Elias Diaz had himself quite a day, going 4-for-4 to raise his average to .323 through 13 games. He has an .824 OPS. Diaz hit well in his limited time behind the plate this year with Bradenton and his defense was praised around the league. During his first three seasons in the U.S., he topped out at a .221 average and didn't show much plate patience. He will be 23 years old next season, so he could finally be coming into his...
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