In Mexico on Friday night, Luis Heredia rebounded from a pair of poor outings to have his best performance of the winter. In his previous two games combined, Heredia faced six batters, walking five and hitting the other. Five of those runners came around to score. He turned things around on Friday though, throwing three scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, didn’t walk anyone and struck out four batters. That last part is made even more impressive by the fact he had just two strikeouts through 9.2 innings coming into the game. Heredia threw 41 pitches total, 28 for strikes. He was putting up decent results over the winter before those last two outings, but nothing like he did in this last game.
Carlos Munoz went 1-for-4 with an RBI. His average is at .300 through 27 games.
In the Dominican on Friday night, Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a single in his team’s 4-3 loss. After not starting a game in 11 days, Hanson has gone 3-for-12 in three games since returning to the lineup. He’s hitting .246 in 17 games.
Andy Vasquez grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth, one day after hitting a home run and driving in three runs in his winter debut.
Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, dropping his average down to .217 through 16 games.
Gustavo Nunez went 1-for-4, starting at shortstop in place of Pedro Florimon, who is hitting .111 in his first seven games. The single by Nunez was his first hit since October 30th.
Wilkin Castillo went 0-for-3 and he’s now 1-for-16 on the season.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a rare hitless game for him. He’s batting .349 in 106 at-bats over 29 games.
Junior Sosa struck out as a pinch-hitter in his team’s 5-2 loss. He’s hitting .170 through 16 games, and prior to this game, had not played since Halloween.
A.J. Morris retired the only batter he faced on a ground ball. It came in a big spot, with his team up 3-1, two outs in the eighth and a man on base. He has a 3.72 ERA in 19.1 innings over eight appearances.
Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a walk. He was caught stealing for the fifth time in nine attempts. He has a .321/.406/.366 slash line in 30 games.
In Australia, Sam Kennelly went 0-for-2 with a walk. He is 4-for-15, with two walks, through five games.
Winter ball began in Colombia on Friday night. The league usually takes a little while to upload the boxscores, so expect them a day later if they’re on the same schedule they’ve been on the last three years. Harold Ramirez was in the starting lineup for Tigres de Cartagena , hitting fifth and serving as the DH.