Winter Leagues: Playoff Action from the Last Two Days

We have late results from Friday night and Saturday results from the Colombian league playoffs. Francisco Acuna went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI on Friday night. He followed that up with a 1-for-3 night on Saturday, in which he walked once. Acuna through six playoff games is 6-for-24 with a double and four walks.

Edgar Barrios went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored on Friday night. On Saturday, he went 0-for-3. He’s still looking for his first base hit, going 0-for-17 in five games.

In the Dominican on Saturday, Socrates Brito went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He is 5-for-17 with a double and three RBIs in the first four playoff games.

Richard Rodriguez pitched the eighth inning of his team’s 4-1 win and retired the side in order, two by strikeouts. He hasn’t allowed a run this winter in the regular season or playoffs.

In Mexico, Randy Romero came on during the fourth inning of the second game of a doubleheader. He was a defensive replacement in center field and remained in the game for the final four innings. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout. Romero is hitting .161/.188/.194 in 30 games this winter, though he only has 31 at-bats. The postseason hasn’t started yet in Mexico.

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