In the Dominican on Saturday night, Richard Rodriguez made his second playoff appearances and allowed an unearned run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout. He has not allowed an earned run since signing with the Pirates early this month, running his streak up to 14 straight games without an earned run last night. Rodriguez has walked just two batters all winter.
From Colombia on Thursday night, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-2, with a walk, a run scored, a HBP and his second triple of the winter. Through 36 games, he is hitting .248/.383/.330.
From game two of a doubleheader in Australia on Saturday, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. He also walked and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in a third run in his team’s 10-9 win. Glendinning went 0-for-3 in game one of the doubleheader and he walked three times in his winter debut on Friday.
The home run by Glendinning was his first ABL hit. He did not homer with Morgantown this year after the Pirates drafted him in the 21st round. The opposing pitcher in the video below is 26-year-old Grant Piccoli, whose only experience is winter ball in Australia.
— Australian Baseball League (@ABL) December 30, 2017
Glendinning and his team had a field day on Sunday with Canberra pitching. He went 2-for-5 with two singles and two walks, scoring three times and driving in three runs. Every starter on his team scored at least two runs and two of them scored five runs each in the 32-10 win. They had innings with 11, nine and six runs scored. As you may have guessed, the 32 runs is an ABL record for a game. Glendinning is 3-for-12 with six walks and a 1.026 OPS in his first four games.
Michael Suchy extended his hitting streak to ten games with a big day at the plate. His team “only” scored 13 runs on Sunday, with Suchy driving in three of those runs. He hit his fourth home run and also collected two doubles, giving him six on the winter. He’s now hitting .271/.360/.482 through 23 games.