Winter League Recap: Extra Base Hits Keeping Coming for Alonso

By Christopher Soto

October 26, 2018 No comments

Peter Alonso/Logan Barer

Arizona Fall League (AFL)

Glendale Desert Dogs 21 – 8 Surprise Saguaros
Peoria Javelinas 4 – 3 Mesa Solar Sox
Scottsdale Scorpions 6 – 5 Salt River Rafters

The Scorpions were held in check for most of this game but rallied back in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the team down 5-1, Austin Listi and Ronnie Dawson led off the inning with back to back walks followed by a one out single by Arquimedes Gamboa later in the inning. That would load the bases for pinch hitter C.J. Hinojosa who proceeded to clear them with a three RBI double to right field to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Looking to tie the game, the Scorpions brought in Andres Gimenez to pinch run for Hinojosa at second base. The next batter, Abraham Toro-Hernandez, would drive Gimenez in with an RBI double of his own to tie it up at 5-5. After a ground out moved Hernandez over to third base, Peter Alonso came up to bat and launched a deep shot the other way that bounced over the right center field wall for an RBI ground rule double to score the game winning run for the Scorpions.

The victory moves the Scorpions to (8-6) on the season and back into a three way tie for first place.

Mexican Pacific League (LMP)

Venados de Mazatlan 4 – 1 Mayos de Navojoa
Venados de Mazatlan 7 – 1 Mayos de Navojoa
Yaquis de Obregon 2 – 1 Charros de Jalisco
Naranjeros de Hermosillo 7 – 4 Tomateros de Culiacan
Aguilas de Mexicali 5 – 4 Caneros de Los Mochis

Venezuelan Winter League (LVBP)

Leones del Caracas 5 – 2 Caribes de Anzoategui
Bravos de Margarita 6 – 0 Tiburones de La Guaira
Navegantes del Magallanes 15 – 5 Aguilas del Zulia
Cardenales de Lara 3 – 2 Tigres de Aragua

Garcia received his first start of the LVBP season last night for the Tigres de Aragua. He would collect his first hit of the season as well with a double to the left field wall in the top of the fifth inning.

Dominican Winter League (LIDOM)

Estrellas de Oriente 8 – 0 Tigres del Licey

The Toros del Este had an off-day yesterday but that didn’t prevent them from making some news. The team announced that it has released 1B Dominic Smith and replaced him on their import list with Panamanian right handed pitcher Paolo Espino. In seven games for the Toros, Smith posted a paltry .133 AVG/.355 OPS with 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB and 5 K in his 32 plate appearances.

Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico League (LBPRC)

No Games Scheduled. The season will begin Nov. 15, 2018