Power.

As
you see a red flag pitched onto the field today and settle in for 20 minutes of
booth review suspense, if your turkey-tired thoughts wander to the Rangers’
need for a boost in right-handed power, check this out from last night’s winter
ball action:

 

Venezuelan Winter League

Cardenales de Lara 22,
Tiburones de La Guaira 20

 

Tiburones
DH Max Ramirez doubles in the first inning.

 

Singles
in the third.

 

Lines
out in the fifth.

 

Flies
out to the opposite field in the sixth.

 

Walks
in the seventh.

 

Hits
a two-run home run in the ninth.

 

Ramirez
is hitting .265/.368/.541 in 98 VWL at-bats, with seven home runs in 26 games.

 

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes del Cibao 21,
Tigres del Licey 13

 

Gigantes
right fielder Nelson Cruz hits a grand slam in the first inning.

 

Hits
a three-run homer in the third, off a different pitcher.

 

Singles
in the fifth, off a different pitcher.

 

Walks
in the sixth, off a different pitcher.

 

Singles
in a run in the seventh, off a different pitcher.

 

Grounds
out to second in the eight, off a different pitcher.

 

Draws
a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, off a different pitcher.

 

Overall
on the night: 4 for 5 with two walks, nine RBI, three runs scored.

 

Cruz
is hitting .400/.458/.800 in 50 DWL at-bats, with six home runs in 13 games.

 

Have
a great day.

 

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

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