On Sunday night in the Dominican, Stephen Alemais played his second game. After going 0-for-2 with an error at second base in his debut on Saturday, he came back with a 1-for-3 night, picking up a walk, RBI and run scored. Alemais started at shortstop on Sunday and committed a throwing error, showing that even the best have to knock some rust off once in a while.
Alfredo Reyes played left field on Sunday and went 1-for-3 with a triple, walk and run scored. He hit the triple off of former Major Leaguer Nefi Ogando, who was briefly with the Pirates over the 2016-17 off-season. Reyes is hitting .328/.403/.431 through 34 games.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-3 with his fourth double. He had a run scored, an RBI and a walk. Through nine games, he has a .382/.432/.588 slash line, with nine RBIs.
In Colombia, Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He was hitting against Julio Vivas, the former Pirate prospect. In the ninth inning, Francisco Acuna pinch-hit for Barrios and grounded out back to the pitcher. Barrios is hitting .239/.366/.239 in 27 games. Acuna is hitting .230/.288/.311 in 20 games.
In Puerto Rico, Jordan Jess faced three batters in the sixth inning and recorded two outs on ground balls, while also allowing a single. Bret Helton relieved Jess and stranded an inherited runner to get out of the inning. Helton stayed on for the seventh and picked up two outs, but left after giving up a single and a walk. The next reliever stranded both runners, leaving both Pirates with scoreless appearances.
Jess has a 6.75 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP in eight innings over nine appearances. Helton has an 11.81 ERA and a 2.81 WHIP in 5.1 innings over five appearances.