Nov. 24-25 Cubs Recap

Junior Lake (.361) in the Dominican Winter League and Rubi SIlva (.385) in the Puerto Rican League continue to rack up multi-hit games for their respective teams as the two Cubs outfielders are squaring up the ball this winter.

Venezuelan Winter League

Nov. 25—No game scheduled.

Nov. 24—Frank Del Valle made his fourth straight start and the left-hander lasted until in the fourth, allowing a solo homer for the only run scored. Del Valle walked five and gave up two hits in 3.2 innings, facing 19 hitter. He fanned two and didn't figure in the decision, a 2-1 loss to Aragua in the s second game of the DH.

2B Luis Valbuena ripped his second homer, a three-run shot in the 9th inning of Lara's 8-3 win over Magallanes. Valbuena was 1-4 with a walk and is hitting .275.

Dominican Winter League

Nov. 25—Junior Lake was 2-4 with a RBI double and a run in Estrellas' 7-2 loss to Gigantes. Lake is now hitting .361. Marcos Mateo (3-0 1.13) made his 13th appearance of the season getting two out sin the ninth. Mateo allowed a leadoff single and then the next hitter reached on an error. The right-hander fanned the next two hitters and was taken out of the game.

Nov. 24—No Cubs prospects saw action.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Nov. 25—No games scheduled.

Nov. 24—SS Walter Ibarra extended his hitting streak to five games going 2-5 including a two-run single in Mazatlan's 5-4 win over Obregon. Ibarra also scored a run and is now hitting .174.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Nov. 25—Rubi Silva upped his average to .385, going 3-4 with a RBI, a double, walk and a run scored in Ponce's 7-4 win over Caguas. Jonathan Mota (.172) was 1-4 with a two-run double.

SS Edwin Maysonet (.250) was 0-3 in Santurce's 4-1 loss to Carolina.

Nov. 24—Rubi Silva had his third straight multi-hit game going 2-3 with a double, RBI and a walk in Ponce's 4-2 win. Silva is hitting .343 in nine games. Jonathan Mota went 0-3 and is hitting.167.

Edwin Maysonet was 1-4, scoring a run, in Santurce's 4-3 win over Caguas.

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