Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Three Hitless Innings

In Winter League action from last night, Starling Marte went 1-for-4, with his fourth triple of the DWL season. He also reached on an error in the second, but was thrown out stealing for his first caught stealing in nine attempts. Marte has tripled in three of the last six games.

Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a walk and his first home run of the DWL season. He now has a .737 OPS through 39 games.

Felix Pie went 0-for-4, with an RBI and a strikeout. He has a .242/.362/.339 line through 35 games.

Alex Valdez went 2-for-4, with two singles and two RBI’s. He now has a .311 average and 18 RBI’s in 30 games.

Kris Johnson, making his second appearance of the DWL season, threw three hitless innings of relief. He walked one and struck out two batters. Johnson allowed the tying run to score in the sixth inning after coming on with men on first and second and no outs. He gave up two sacrifice hits to the first two batters he faced, Felix Pie and Alex Valdez.

In Mexico, Ali Solis went 1-for-5, with an RBI double. He has a .183/.247/.220 line through 25 games.

In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera pinch-hit in the seventh inning and grounded out in his only plate appearance.

Nate Baker made his second appearance of the VWL season. He threw 1.1 IP, allowing a solo homer, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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