Friday, December 26, 2008

That's Our Shortstop!

Dodger SS Rafael Furcal "sparkled" in his first game in the Dominican:

Shortstop Rafael Furcal had two hits in his first game Sunday, leading Aguilas CibaeƱas to a 9-5 win over Gigantes del Cibao and propelling his team into the semifinals of the Dominican Winter League playoffs.

Aguilas joined Gigantes, Toros del Este and Tigres del Licey among the teams that will play in a round-robin playoff that will start on Dec. 26. Leones del Escogido and Estrellas Orientales were eliminated.

Playing at home, at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, in the northern part of the island, Aguilas came from behind led by Furcal's solid offensive performance after right-hander Johnny Cueto allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings in his season debut.

Hey, it's a slow news day. We'll take the story. Way to go, Raffy!


Alex Cora said...

Nice to see that even a superstar like him with a nice new contract still goes out and works hard.

Steve Sax said...

AC, I hear he works hard and he has a positive attitude.

Alex Cora said...

Sounds like another scrappy infielder - ME!!!!