Panamanians Christian Bethancourt and Javier ‘Javy’ Guerra had a good month of September helping their team, the Tampa Bay Rays, to stay in the fight for one of the American League’s ‘wild card’ spots in the Major Leagues.
Bethancourt, who last Sunday was a fundamental piece in the Rays’ victory over the Texas Rangers 5-3, has a batting average in the period from September 1 to 18 of .359, connecting 14 hits in 39 at-bats (4 doubles and three home runs), six runs scored, five RBIs, no walks and seven strikeouts.
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The Panamanian catcher, who started the season with the Oakland Athletics, has an average of .251 throughout the year, making 72 hits in 287 at-bats (16 doubles and 11 home runs), 38 runs scored, 31 RBIs, 11 base on balls and 69 strikeouts.
For his part, Javier ‘Javy’ Guerra has also had an excellent month of September.
From September 1 to 18, he has an ERA of 0.00, has participated in four games, with 3.1 innings pitched, has only allowed one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. The offenses he has faced only hit 0.91 against him, with a WHIP of 0.60.
In his last appearance, last Sunday, he had an excellent relief quelling a rebellion by the Rangers when they had runners at first and second base and the game was at that moment 4-3 in favor of the Rays.
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In that game, the pitcher from the province of Chiriquí worked a complete episode in which he dominated the three batters he faced, including two strikeouts.
Guerra, who was rescued by the Rays, after being left on Assignment by the San Diego Padres, his work in the 2022 season is 0-0 in terms of wins and losses, an ERA of 7.71, he has participated in 12 games , with 11.2 innings worked, they have connected 14 hits (three home runs), they have scored 10 runs (all earned), he has seven bases on balls and has struck out eight players.
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