On Friday night in the Dominican, Starling Marte accounted for all four of his team’s runs in a 4-3 win. Marte had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning that made the score 2-1 in favor of Tigres del Licey. In the sixth inning, Marte hit a three-run homer to give his team a lead that they wouldn’t surrender. Escogido is now 4-2 in the playoffs and they have won two straight without Gregory Polanco.
From the first night of playoffs in Puerto Rico, Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-4 in his team’s 6-2 loss. On the other side of the field, Benji Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a walk and RBI.
From Thursday night in Colombia, Harold Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is hitting .305 through 33 games, with four doubles, three triples and one homer. Ramirez is second in the league with eight stolen bases.
Tito Polo struck out as a pinch-hitter. He is 12-for-48(.250) on the year in 21 games played.
Yhonathan Barrios had two straight scoreless outings coming into Thursday and he retired all six batters he faced. On Thursday night though, he gave up two runs on three hits(two doubles) in one inning of work. On the year, Barrios has pitched nine times, giving up ten runs on 13 hits and seven walks in seven innings.