In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Pablo Reyes hit his first home run of the winter. It was also his first extra-base hit this winter. He went 3-for-4 on the day, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Reyes started in center field tonight, continuing to show versatility this winter. His last four games in order have been at second base, third base, left field and center field tonight. He’s hitting .245/.333/.302 in 14 games. Here is a clip of the home run:
Aquí el palo de Pablo Reyes.
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) October 31, 2018
In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. He threw 21 pitches, 15 for strikes. This is his third appearance and he has now allowed one run over three innings.
In Mexico, Eduardo Vera continued his unreal streak that dates back to the start before he clinched a playoff spot for the Altoona Curve. He came into Tuesday with an 0.47 ERA, a .125 BAA, an 0.57 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in his last 38.2 innings, and then improved on those numbers. The only base runner he allowed over five shutout innings was a first inning infield single from former Pirate Luis Cruz. The next 13 batters were retired in order. Vera is limited by the Pirates to five innings per start, so he was done at 53 pitches, with 40 going for strikes.