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
Venezuelan Winter League
Cardenales de Lara 22,
Tiburones de La Guaira 20
DH Max Ramirez doubles in the first inning.
in the third.
out in the fifth.
out to the opposite field in the sixth.
in the seventh.
a two-run home run in the ninth.
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
right fielder Nelson Cruz hits a grand slam in the first inning.
a three-run homer in the third, off a different pitcher.
in the fifth, off a different pitcher.
in the sixth, off a different pitcher.
in a run in the seventh, off a different pitcher.
out to second in the eight, off a different pitcher.
a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, off a different pitcher.
on the night: 4 for 5 with two walks, nine RBI, three runs scored.
is hitting .400/.458/.800 in 50 DWL at-bats, with six home runs in 13 games.
a great day.