Joey Butler (.259/.358/.397) appeared as a pinch hitter and struck out in his only at-bat. The 25-year-old outfielder is now 15-for-58 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, eight walks, and 16 strikeouts in his 17 contests in Venezuela.
Julio Borbon played in his first game for Escogido since November 26 and ended up snapping a nine-game hitless streak. The leadoff hitter and left fielder had a single and two walks in five plate appearances. He also stole two bases, picked up an outfield assist at third base, and committed his second error.
Right-hander Carlos Pimentel (1.45 ERA/.074 BAA) didn't allow a run despite walking three batters in two-thirds of an inning. True to form, he didn't yield a hit and recorded both of his outs on strikeouts.
Pimentel now has the following bizarre line in 16 winterball appearances––18.2 ip, 4 h, 3 er, 18 bb, 27 k. In his last four innings, he has walked nine and fanned eight.
Etrellas backstop Dusty Brown went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, holding his average to .333 through three games.
Jose Felix, who has been a catcher his entire career, entered as a pinch hitter and went to third base on Sunday for Guasave. Felix did just fine defensively in his two chances, getting a fielder's choice at second base before starting an around-the-horn double play. At the plate, he went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in.
No Rangers appeared in Sunday's games.
As usual, there were no weekend games in Liga Paralela.
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