Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Other Spring Training

My boy looks good in any uniform. The following is cut&pasted from March 4:

The way Puerto Rico is pitching and hitting, manager Jose Oquendo likes his club’s chances of making a strong showing in the World Baseball Classic.

Jonathan Sanchez worked three scoreless innings, Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a double and triple, and Ivan Rodriguez and Ramon Vazquez each drove in a run Wednesday night to pace a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sanchez allowed one hit and struck out two before being replaced by Nelson Figueroa, who yielded a run in the fifth when Adam Kennedy’s two-out bunt single scored Fernando Perez from third base.

“Sanchez did a good job. I think he threw seven first-pitch strikes out of 10 batters,” Oquendo said. “That’s the key in this tournament. You have to throw strikes.”

1 comment:

M.C. O'Connor said...

I'm looking forward to watching Sanchez. It is a real bummer about Lowry, but it does make Sanchez less likely to be traded. I hope we hold on to all of our young arms. You can never have enough.