Rays Winter Ball Recap: Alex Torres Takes A Step Forward

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

One good outing can be all a pitcher needs to get back on the right track.

Dominican Winter League: Estrellas de Orient 3, Toros del Este 2

Joey Terdoslavich went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a losing effort for Este. Current Rays’ farmhand Mayo Acosta went 0 for 3 but did throw out a runner. Chris Leroux gave up 3 runs in 2.2 innings, which proved to be all Oriente needed for the win. Oriente’s pitching staff did not walk a single hitter the entire game but they did hit one batter.

 Mexican Pacific League: Tomateros de Culiacan 5, Venados de Mazatlan 4

A late rally by Mazatlan fell just short. Henry Mateo had a strong game by going 3 for 5 with a pair of triples and a pair of RBI’s. He did make a throwing error that proved costly for Mazatlan. Jorge Cantu went 1 for 4 with an RBI in the winning effort for Culiacan. Ali Solis went 0 for 4 and saw his average drop to .291 for the fall.

 Venezuelan Winter League: Aguilas del Zulia 2, Caribes de Anzoategul 1

Alex Torres hasn’t been particularly sharp this fall for Zulia but he may have taken a step in the right direction. He went 4.1 innings and only allowed a run on two hits. His control eluded him a bit as he walked four hitters but was able to strike out four.  Juan Apodaca went 1 for 3 with a run scored.

 Leones del Caracas 11, Navegantes del Magallanes 7

In what turned out to be a high scoring affair, Caracas came out on top. Gerardo Para and Jesus Guzman led the way for Caracas as each had 3 hits. Bobby Abreu went 1 for 2 with a pair of runs batted in and a pair of walks. His average is now at .294. Robinson Chirinos went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI for Magallanes. He also threw out 3 attempting base stealers. Both teams combined for 30 hits and 10 of those went for extra bases.

Topics: Alex Torres, Bobby Abreu

Want more from Rays Colored Glasses?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More Rays news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From golf.com