In Venezuela, Jose Osuna hit his fifth homer of the winter(shown below) on Wednesday night. His team played a doubleheader and Osuna went 2-for-3 with a single and a solo homer in game one, driving in his 22nd run of the season. In game two, he went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and a walk. He is hitting .329/.392/.472 in 45 games.
Elias Diaz caught game one of the doubleheader and went 0-for-3. He is hitting .241/.311/.463 in 15 games. On Monday, he played in the Venezuelan league All-Star game and hit a three-run homer. He took home the game MVP award.
Newly-signed Patrick Johnson pitched terrific on Wednesday, allowing one run over seven innings. He gave up five hits, two walks and struck out six batters. The only run he allowed came on a first inning home run. Johnson has a 1.57 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 51.2 innings.
Deolis Guerra pitched a scoreless sixth inning, striking out the side on 15 pitches. Elias Diaz was the final strikeout of the inning.
A.J. Morris threw a scoreless inning, retiring the side in order on two ground outs and a strikeout. He has a 3.65 ERA in 24.2 innings over 14 appearances.
Gorkys Hernandez had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI, walk and two runs scored. He is hitting .327/.405/.399 in 44 games.
In the Dominican, Pedro Florimon went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and stolen base. He is batting .215 through 18 games.
In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz continues to struggle, going 0-for-3 on Wednesday. He has a .440 OPS through 25 games, which is very surprising considering his AAA numbers the last two years and the level of play in this league.
In Colombia, Tito Polo has been hitting well as of late, going 4-for-9 with a walk in his last two games. In 35 at-bats, he has a .343/.432/.457 slash line, with six runs, six RBIs and five walks. Harold Ramirez didn’t play in either of the last two games. He has an .813 OPS in 37 at-bats.
In Mexico, Sebastian Valle went 0-for-3 before being ejected for getting in a fight with the pitcher after a strikeout in the sixth inning because he didn’t like the celebration.