On Saturday night in the Dominican, Starling Marte played his third game of the winter. After being used as the DH on Friday, he was back in left field on Saturday night. Marte went 0-for-6 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in his first two games. On this night, he went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts, connecting on an RBI triple for his first hit. He would score one batter later on a single.

Pablo Reyes batted lead-off on Saturday, one spot in front of Marte. Reyes went 0-for-4, picking up an RBI on a ground out, which was right before Marte’s triple. Reyes is off to a slow start with a .179/.283/.205 slash line in 14 games.

Jung-Ho Kang went 0-for-4, to drop him to a .115 average and a .389 OPS through his first 52 at-bats. If you’re looking for a silver lining from Saturday, he came into the day as the league leader in strikeouts and didn’t add to that total.

Edwin Espinal went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and two walks. He’s hitting .324 with a home run and nine walks in 12 games.

Anderson Feliz went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk, giving him a .400 average in his first 15 at-bats.

In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with a single during the first game of a doubleheader. He’s batting .313/.400/.391 through 20 games.

Yoandy Fernandez started game two of that doubleheader, making his fifth start of the winter. Coming into the day, he pitched well in two games and pitched very poorly in the other two contests. On Saturday night, Fernandez was somewhere in between. He went 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked none, struck out three and had a 4:1 GO/AO ratio. Fernandez has an 8.02 ERA through 21.1 innings.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It is very likely that Mr Kang has played his last game for the Pirates. So…who cares what he does or doesn’t do in the DSL????

  2. ” If you’re looking for a silver lining from Saturday, he came into the day as the league leader in strikeouts and didn’t add to that total.” The John Dreker Comedy Tour coming to a theatre near you.

  3. Thanks John. Espinal seems to be the team hitting leader in the Fall and Winter Leagues, and I hope that Marte and Kang can pick up the pace. Kang may never see Pittsburgh again, and Marte could be gone also if the right offer came along.

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