Fernando Martinez, Nelson Figueroa and the Dominican Republic team won the Caribbean Series last night with a 7-4 victory over Venezuela.
Martinez was named the MVP of the series, going 8-23 (.348) with a double and two home runs.
Figueroa also tossed a gem in the series, a complete-game three hitter. He allowed only one earned run on a solo home run. He walked none and struck out 8.
Figueroa should, and will, get another chance in the Mets rotation sometime this year. If/When the injuries start to hit the team, Figueroa is likely second on the depth chart to be called up (if he doesn’t make the team out of spring training.)
And I was asked on Twitter if I think F-Mart will contribute this year. I think he will play a decent chunk of time with the big club, but as to contributing, I’m not so sure. He’ll be good, but give him time. Don’t forget, he’s only 21 years old.