Ildemaro Vargas He's still in the fight to earn a spot in the Nats' lineup. The Venezuelan had an outstanding performance coming off the bench this Friday in his team's 11-7 victory over the Astros with a comeback included.
The Venezuelan, who came on in the bottom of the sixth inning to replace Leonel Valera, also from Venezuela, went 3-for-2 with an RBI.
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Washington's onslaught came in the top of the ninth inning. Ildemaro Vargas had a hit and then was able to score thanks to a home run by Darren Baker.
The infielder returned to the plate in that same inning and hit the single that sealed the 11-7 . The Nationals led an eight-run rally in the ninth inning.
The native of Caripito, Monagas state, has an average of .273 in 33 at bats in this Spring Training.
In this same match Francisco Arcia finished 1-1.
The winning pitcher was the Dominican José Ferrer. And Devin Conn took the loss.