Wednesday night in winter ball was busy for Pittsburgh Pirates players. Ten of them saw action and we start with play in the Dominican.
Alen Hanson went 0-for-4 with a walk. His team lost 4-1 in ten innings and Hanson split the game evenly between second base and shortstop, moving over after the fifth inning.
Rafael Perez threw a shutout inning of relief, retiring the side in order. It was his second relief appearance.
Willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with a single. He has hits in all three starts and hasn’t struck out in 13 plate appearances.
Mel Rojas Jr. was in left field Wednesday. His team got beat bad, losing 11-1, but he went 1-for-2 with two walks and an outfield assist. In that same game, Wirfin Obispo threw a scoreless inning of relief. He allowed one hit.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna played his first game in left field. He played outfield in the lower levels of the Pirates system, but only played first base in 2014 and hasn’t played outfield regularly in three years. He played one game in left field in 2013 with Bradenton and didn’t play any outfield in 2012 with West Virginia. Osuna went 1-for-3 with an RBI double. It was just his second hit in 20 at-bats.
Junior Sosa was next to Osuna in center field. He went 2-for-3 and scored on Osuna’s RBI double.
In Mexico, Mazatlan ended up winning their game in the bottom of the 14th inning. Stetson Allie went 1-for-6 with a walk and three strikeouts, before being pinch-run for in the 13th inning. Felipe Gonzalez picked up the win with two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and he struck out one batter.
Dean Anna was on the opposing side of that 14 inning game. He finished 1-for-5, with two walks and he drove in two runs. Both Allie and Anna have reached base in all ten games they have played.