William Contreras had an extraordinary day yesterday in Spring Training but could not prevent the defeat of the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8 over the Colorado Rockies. The native catcher went 2-3 with six RBIs.
Contreras’ power party kicked off in the third inning with a three-run homer that brought the Brewers closer to 4-3. Then the Rockies pulled away by scoring five more runs.
Two innings on, the Venezuelan responded again with two runners on board, hitting another three-run home run that discounted Milwaukee 9-6. The following inning Contreras was substituted.
Willson Contreras’s brother, has accumulated a .256 average in 43 at-bats.
In this same ball game, the Venezuelan bats in the Rockies came to light.
Harold Castro went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. For his part, Ezequiel Tovar finished 3-2 with two RBIs and Yonathan Daza hit a hit and brought two runs to the plate.
The winning pitcher was José Ureña. While Eric Lauer claimed defeat.
PÉREZ TOSSED IT TO THE PIRATES
Hernán Pérez lives a sweet moment with the wood at the end of Spring Training. The Aragua native contributed offensively in the 8-4 victory of the Minnesota Twins over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. He went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
SANDY LEÓN WAS DISMISSED (inset)
The Texas Rangers released veteran catcher Sandy Leon, who had signed a minor league contract after camp in Arizona.
Texas announced the decision yesterday before Texas’ exhibition game against Kansas City. The 34-year-old Venezuelan signed with the Rangers before spring training began.