Perez worked three hitless innings
Left-hander Martin Perez turned in his best outing of the winterball season on Thursday, pitching three hitless innings with five strikeouts. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.
Arizona Fall League: Surprise 5 – (@) Scottsdale 9
Friday’s Arizona Fall League game was about as bland as it will get for Rangers prospects. Centerfielder Engel Beltre was the only Texas position player in the lineup, and he was hitless in five at-bats, striking out twice and grounding into one double play.
Right-hander Adalberto Flores finished out the contest for the Rafters. The Puerto Rico native retired the only two batters he faced, inducing a groundout and a flyout on eight pitches.
Venezuelan Winter League
Guillermo Moscoso made his first appearance of the winterball season on Thursday evening. Pitching for Caracas, Moscoso hurled two scoreless innings, working around a hit and two walks. He struck out a pair.
Martin Perez continued to show progression with each outing in Venezuela, as he tossed three no-hit, shutout frames against the Lara Cardinals. The 19-year-old walked two, struck out five, and earned his first victory.
After his disastrous debut outing, Perez has posted the following line in his last three games – 9 ip, 4 h, 0 er, 4 bb, 8 k.
Dominican Winter League
Left-hander Miguel de los Santos made his winterball debut with the Toros del Este, giving up a two-run single to the only hitter he faced. The runs were charged to reliever Sendy Rleal. De los Santos also uncorked a wild pitch in the at-bat, allowing the runners to move up.
Former Rangers prospect Mauro Gomez, who signed with Atlanta as a minor league free agent last offseason, was 1-for-3 with a home run for the Toros. The 26-year-old Gomez played at Double-A Mississippi this year, batting .281 with 42 doubles and 16 home runs. He hit .285 with 28 round-trippers at High-A Bakersfield in ’09.
Puerto Rican Winter League
No Rangers appeared in Thursday’s game.
Mexican Pacific League
The circuit has begun its 2010 campaign, but there will be no Rangers players participating this season.
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