On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes were in opposing dugouts and it was Gonzalez who came out on top. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the eighth, which ended up being the only run of the game. Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a single, though he also had a caught stealing and two strikeouts.
Reyes is hitting .258/.347/.333 through 38 games, as he nears the end of his winter. The regular season wraps up on Monday and he won’t be taking part in the playoffs. Gonzalez is now hitting .246/.262/.311 in 30 games. The double he hit today was his fifth of the winter.
Here is video of the hit. Gonzalez shows nice hustle by thinking double out of the box:
Alfredo Reyes started at second base and went 1-for-3 with a single. He is now hitting .340/.400/.415 through 31 games. He has just 53 at-bats this winter, mostly playing off the bench until recently, but he has the second highest average among the top 75 players in the league in games (everyone with 18+ games played).
In Colombia, the two 18-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates were once again the double play combo for the Toros de Sincelejo. Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 1-for-2 with two walks. Francisco Acuna was at second base and he went 1-for-3 with a walk. Barrios is hitting .250/.343/.250 through 23 games. Acuna is hitting .250/.316/.346 in 16 games.
Carlos Arroyo went 2-for-4 with a single and a triple. After an 0-for-22 streak to start the season, he is in a 6-for-13 stretch. Through 13 games, he has a .171/.237/.257 slash line.
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