Felix Perez has crushed the ball all winter long while playing in Venezuela. He hit .360 in the regular season for Caribes de Anzoategui. He’s carried that forward in the playoffs where he’s hit .342 and smacked six homers in 19 games.
On Tuesday night the outfielder, who spent the regular season in Triple-A Louisville for the Reds, had another big night. With his team leading the Venezuelan Winter League Championship Series two games to one he was able to put the team on his back as he notched three hits in five at-bats.
In the first inning he came to the plate with two outs and two runners on and he drove them both in to give his team a 2-0 lead. In the third inning he came to the plate with two more runners on and he came through again, this time he smashed a 3-run homer to put his team up 6-0. He would single later in the game for his third hit and Anzoategui would win by a score of 8-4 and take a three games to one lead in the best of seven series.
Perez drove in five runs on the night, pushing his RBI total to 21 during the playoffs. He’s hit .342/.402/.658 during the playoffs.