Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Drives in Three

In a light day of Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI’s. He started the game with a fly out in the second inning, then a strikeout in the fourth, before reaching on an infield single two innings later. After another fly out in the seventh, Marte came up in the top of the ninth, with the bases loaded and his team holding on to a 4-3 lead. He cleared the bases with a two out...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Drops Down in the Order

In Winter League action last night, Starling Marte went 0-for-4, dropping his average to .299 in 18 games. He moved from his normal three spot in the lineup, down to the five hole. The move in the lineup was due to the additions of Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana and Detroit Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago to the Leones lineup in the last two days. In other action in the Dominican, Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Marte and Polanco Both Play

In Winter League action last night, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco played outfield together for the first time, with Marte moving over to right field to make room in center for Polanco. Batting third in the lineup, Marte went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a strikeout. Polanco went 0-for-3 and was pinch-hit for in the 9th inning, as the Leones manager(former Pirate Ken Oberkfell) went to former major league Willy Aybar with his...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Adelaide Splits Doubleheader

In Winter League action from today down in Australia, the Adelaide Bite split their doubleheader, winning the first game 5-2, before dropping the second game by a 7-3 score. Among Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands, Stefan Welch and Justin Howard started both games, while Dylan Child caught the second game. Adelaide also used Rinku Singh in relief in game one and Wilson Lee pitched for the second day in a row in game two. Summaries of each...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Fuesser Allows Just One Hit

In Winter League action today in Australia, five Pirates farmhands helped the Adelaide Bite to their second win of the season, a 7-6 victory over Brisbane. Stefan Welch, Justin Howard and Dylan Child were all in the starting lineup, while Zac Fuesser started the game on the mound and he was followed up by Wilson Lee. Fuesser picked up his second win of the ABL season. Their lines from the game are as follows: Stefan Welch batted third...

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Winter Leagues Update: Australian League Back in Action

After going through an 11 day layoff, the Australian Baseball League resumed their schedule today with Adelaide taking a 6-2 loss. Two Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands were in the starting lineup. Stefan Welch started at 3B and batted fifth, while Justin Howard hit seventh and played left field. Welch went 0-for-2 with a walk and HBP. Howard went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is now hitting .115 in 26 AB’s. Rinku Singh came on during the...

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