In Venezuela on Saturday night, Jose Osuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in his team’s 5-3 victory. His team homered four times in the game, accounting for all of their runs. Going back to the regular season with Indianapolis, Osuna went 119 at-bats without a home run before his shot in this game. He is hitting .276/.382/.483 through eight games.
Elvis Escobar went 2-for-4 with his second triple and third stolen base. He scored a run, picked up an RBI and drew his first walk of the season. Escobar is hitting .414/.433/.586 in 30 plate appearances.
John Kuchno made his second start and allowed two runs on three hits in four innings. He had no walks, five strikeouts, and hit two batters (technically hit one batter two times). He threw 52 of his 78 pitches for strikes and had a 3:1 GO/AO ratio. Kuchno gave up one run over 3.2 innings in his debut.
In Mexico, Luis Heredia made his second appearance, trying to bounce back from allowing three runs while recording just one out in his debut on Thursday. He was able to keep the runs off the board on Saturday, but he still didn’t pitch well. Heredia gave up a single and two walks, while recording two outs. He left with the bases loaded and former Pirate Roberto Espinosa bailed him out by stranding all three runners. Heredia threw 29 pitches, with just 12 going for strikes.
Carlos Munoz went 2-for-4 with two singles. He is 3-for-8 in three games this season.