Santana, who is originally from Mérida, Venezuela, pitched 88 balls, allowing only two runs in the first inning. Santana showed his skills in the remaining four innings by preventing his rivals from getting a single hit.
Left-handed Santana allowed only four runs, gave three tickets and contained five players for an average of 3.44.
Several other Venezuelan players demonstrated their talent yesterday. Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals hit 4-2 out of scored and RBIs. Meanwhile, Andrés Eloy Blanco hit 1-1 and Henry Rodríguez pitched one inning in the same game, allowing one hit and striking out one man. José Altuve of the Houston Astros hit 4-0, while Marwin González hit 2-0 including one RBI. Omar Infante of the Miami Marlins hit 3-1, as did Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis.
Correo del Orinoco / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / March 27, 2012