Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Hanson, Big Game From Osuna

On Wednesday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson picked up two hits, including his first double. He also stole his first base of the winter. He is now 4-for-19 in four games. Hanson has never had more than five hits in the winter. During his first year back in 2012, he saw limited time, mostly off the bench. He was only 20 years old and played in Low-A that season, so he was very inexperienced compared to the rest of the league. In 2013, he played in the Arizona Fall League first, so his winter season was very short. Last year, Hanson suffered a hand injury early in the season which caused him to miss most of the winter.

Willy Garcia went 0-for-5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He is 1-for-10 in three games.

Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The double was his second of the winter. He also committed his second error.

Josh Wall threw two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and picked up one strikeout.

In Venezuela, three Pirates saw action for Bravos de Margarita. Jose Osuna started in left field and went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and two RBIs. He is now hitting .343 through ten games and has collected at least one hit in nine of those contests. Junior Sosa led off and played center field. He went 1-for-5 with a run scored and he’s now hitting .167 through seven games. Francisco Diaz came in to catch in the sixth inning and struck out in his only at-bat.

Julio Vivas had a tough outing, just like the rest of his teammates in a 13-0 loss. He went 1.2 innings, allowing three runs(two earned) on four hits, a hit batter and a wild pitch. He struck out one and allowed a home run.

Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-4 and he is now batting .333 through 11 games.

In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks and a stolen base. One of the walks was intentional. Felipe Gonzalez threw 1.1 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three batters. Harold Ramirez had the day off.