Winterball Roundup - 10/21

Danny Gutierrez and Brennan Garr both pitched scoreless ball on Wednesday, while first basemen Mitch Moreland and Mauro Gomez both hit home runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise 10 - (@) Peoria Saguaros 9
5-3, 0.0 GU

Starting pitcher Daniel Gutierrez was solid in his second Arizona Fall League outing, as he pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walking two, and striking out one.

The lone punchout came on a 94 mph fastball to left fielder Nick Weglarz in the second inning. The right-hander threw 57 total pitches in the start, and he struggled a bit late. He retired nine of the first ten hitters he faced before ending the outing with a double, a groundout, and two walks.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland was just 1-for-5, but the one hit was a two-run homer in the top of the fifth inning.

Second baseman Marcus Lemon went hitless in five at-bats, striking out four times.

Brennan Garr worked a perfect eighth inning on just 12 pitches [8 strikes], fanning two batters. Garr's fastball sat between 91-93 mph, and he threw his split-changeup five times with effectiveness. The reliever hadn't used the changeup in his first two outings.

Former Rangers prospect [now Astro] Jose Vallejo played third base and batted leadoff for Peoria. He was 0-for-3 with one walk, one batted in, and two stolen bases.

Mexican Pacific League

No Rangers appeared on Wednesday.

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira DH Max Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. The round-tripper was his first of the winter.

Ramirez battled injuries to both wrists throughout the 2009 regular season, and it sapped his power, limiting him to just five round-trippers in 80 games.

Shortstop Renny Osuna (0/3) and centerfielder David Paisano (0/2) both went hitless. Paisano reached base when he was hit by a pitch.

Sinkerballing righty Jorge Quintero got saddled with the loss after he yielded one run on three hits in 1.1 innings. He walked one and fanned two.

Left-hander Joseph Ortiz didn't fare much better. He gave up three runs [all unearned] on no hits and one walk in just one-third of an inning.

Dominican Winter League

Escogido leadoff man and second baseman Joaquin Arias singled twice in four at-bats. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt.

Este first baseman Mauro Gomez was 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, and three runs batted in. In four games thus far, the 25-year-old is 4-for-13 with a pair of round-trippers.

Hard-throwing righty Alexi Ogando yielded two runs on three hits and a walk in just one inning of work.

The 26-year-old Ogando has been stuck in the Dominican Republic for the last five years due to a marriage fraud scandal. He appeared in ten games for the DSL Rangers1 this season, posting a 2.45 ERA with one walk and 31 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched.

Puerto Rican Winter League
Begins November 12

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