In Puerto Rico from Tuesday night, Jerry Sands and his teammates had a rough night. The team managed just one hit the entire game, a third inning single, and Sands went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He is hitting .250 through 23 games and has struck out 25 times in 76 at-bats. Sands ranks 11th in the league with an .812 OPS.
Benji Gonzalez got his first real chance to play and he went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Coming into the game, Gonzalez had made two appearances off the bench, going 0-for-2. He didn't start the game Tuesday, but he played nearly the entire contest. Gonzalez came in as a pinch-runner in the first inning.
Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 0-for-1 with an RBI, two walks and two runs scored. He is hitting .307 through 22 games and leads the league in both wal...
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