In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles and a stolen base. He has a .321/.400/.509 line through 14 games and has been successful on all three stolen base attempts.
In other action in the Dominican, Anderson Hernandez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He has a .256/.333/.366 line in 23 games. Andy Vasquez made a rare appearance yesterday playing in just his sixth game, all off the bench. He pinch ran in the eighth inning for former Pirates farmhand, Steve Lerud.
In the Venezuelan League, Ramon Cabrera continued his Winter League difficulties, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and his second throwing error in as many games. Cabrera is hitting .115 after twelve games. His teammate Darren Ford went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. His 118 AB’s in Winter ball, are tops among all Pirates players.
Ryan Reid picked up his fifth save, throwing a scoreless ninth inning to nail down the victory. He allowed one single and struck out a batter, lowering his ERA to 1.59 in the process.
In Mexican League action, Jovany Lopez had his third straight appearance in which he was brought in to face just one batter. After having success in the role the first two games, Lopez threw a wild pitch, then gave up a single, allowing both inherited runners to score. He has still yet to give up an earned run of his own in ten appearances.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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