Winter League Update: Gomez Blistering

From the various newsboards reporting on Winter League baseball …

Dominican Winter League

Carlos Gomez, playing for Leones del Escogido, hit a blistering .440 (11-for-25) with a homer, two RBIs and three stolen bases this week.

In the same league, outfielder Miguel Negron went 7-for-18 (.389) with two RBIs this week for the Estrellas de Oriente.

However, LHP Ryan Cullen has surrendered five runs while recording just three outs over his last four appearances.

Venezuelan League

La Guaira reliever Willie Collazo suffered his first loss after surrendering seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings of a 16-3 loss to Caracas.

Former Mets Richard Hidalgo and Edgardo Alfonzo combined to hit .462 (18-for-39) with five homers, 15 RBIs and 11 runs scored for Navegantes del Magallanes last week. Hidalgo (.353) is fourth in the league in hitting. The leader, by the way, is Jody Gerut, who leads the league with a .393 batting average, 46 hits, 33 runs scored, a .489 on-base percentage, a .607 slugging percentage and is fifth with 20 RBIs. He may earn himself an ST invite somewhere if he keeps up that hot hitting.

As I find more info on the Mets players in the winter leagues, I’ll pass it on.

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