Norge Carlos Vera made his second start in Class A of the Minor Leagues last Friday, June 17. Against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a branch of the Houston Astros, he pitched two innings in which he didn’t allow any batter to reach the bases and threw 100 miles. (More details here)
After a downpour that delayed the game for several minutes, he did not go out to the box again and his performance ended with six batters facing each other. One of those was fellow Cuban Leosdany Molina, who was batting second and shortstop. Vera flew Molina out to right field on the third pitch.
After the game, the man from Santiago sent a public message to his compatriot in which he commented on how happy he was to see him again and play baseball together.
“Glad to be able to play with you again little brother after everything we’ve been through and the time we haven’t seen our family. Everything was done for a dream and a purpose, today it came true. Positive mind all the time that everything will be fine. My brother loves you.”
Molina he also debuts in this 2022 in Class A. Before Saturday’s games he had an offensive line of 218/294/314 (AVG/OBP/SLG) product of 48 hits in 220 at-bats including seven doubles, one triple and four home runs. He has 31 runs scored, 20 RBIs, 18 walks, 49 strikeouts and 13 steals in 54 games.
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