From the Dominican on Saturday night, Starling Marte returned to the lineup and went 2-for-3 with a single, double and walk. He left Thursday’s game after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand in the first inning and then he sat out Friday night. Marte has reached base in six of his ten plate appearances.
Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single. His average dropped slightly, down to .331, but he remains the league leader in batting average. Moises Sierra also has a .331 average, though Polanco still has a slightly higher average. The season is over for both of them, but there is still a player that can catch Polanco. Rafael Ynoa is batting .326 and still has one game left. Ynoa is also the only player that can catch Polanco’s .922 mark for the league lead in OPS.
Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk. He had two outfield assists. Rojas is batting .238 in nine games.
Carlos Paulino went 0-for-2 before being replaced in the seventh inning. He threw out the only runner that attempted a stolen base against him.
Andy Vasquez got his second start of the season and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He is 2-for-15 on the season. He hit his first homer on Friday night. Vasquez got the start at shortstop.
Atahualpa Severino faced two batters, walking one and picking up one out. It was his 14th straight scoreless appearance. He is still a free agent.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI in his team’s 3-2 win. Lambo is hitting .225 now, with 16 RBIs in 26 games.
Junior Sosa went 1-for-4 to extended his hit streak to nine games. He is batting .373 through 16 games.
David Bromberg made his tenth start. He got hit hard, giving up five runs(four earned) on seven hits. He struck out two batters. Bromberg has a 4.10 ERA through 41.2 innings. He is still a free agent.
In Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. He is hitting .302 through 14 games.
In Australia from Sunday, Sam Kennelly was back at first base and he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a run scored. Kennelly was pinch-hit for in the ninth inning.
Danny Arribas went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is hitting .171 through 21 games.
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