Winterball Roundup - 12/11
Strop is pitching well this winter
Strop is pitching well this winter
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Dec 13, 2009


A handful of pitchers worked scoreless relief in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on Friday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
16-16, 2.0 GB


The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League’s West Division.

Mexican Pacific League


No Rangers appeared on Friday.

Venezuelan Winter League


First baseman Max Ramirez was 0-for-3 with a walk. He also struck out once. David Paisano pinch ran for Ramirez, but he didn’t get a plate appearance.

Middle infielder Renny Osuna singled three times in four at-bats, raising his batting average to .368. He also drove home a run.

Dominican Winter League


Julio Borbon had a solid night at the ballpark, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run batted in. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt.

The Toros’ Esteban German also singled once and walked once.

Big right-hander Jumbo Diaz pitched two-thirds of an inning without allowing a hit or a run. He walked one and fanned one.

Pedro Strop yielded just one hit in a scoreless inning of relief, striking out one.

Warner Madrigal dropped his ERA to 11.42 after he tossed a scoreless inning of his own for Escogido. The hurler walked one without recording a strikeout.

Puerto Rican Winter League


Caguas’ Miguel Velazquez grounded into a fielder’s choice in his only at-bat. He initially entered the game as a defensive replacement in right field.

Adalberto Flores didn’t allow a run in two-thirds of an inning, lowering his ERA to 7.56. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

Australian Claxton Shield


Five Australian teams are competing for the Claxton Shield. Two Rangers are represented in Aaron Thompson (Queensland) and Tim Stanford (New South Wales).

In two appearances with the Queensland Rams, the right-hander Thompson has allowed two runs on three hits in one inning, walking zero and striking out one.

Stanford has not yet begun playing for NSW.



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