Some late results from Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball on Tuesday night, along with all of Wednesday’s action.
In Colombia on Tuesday, Francisco Acuna went 3-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases. He is now hitting .358/.464/.403 in 22 games, with a 9-for-9 record in stolen bases.
After a rough outing on Monday night, Luis Escobar came back on Tuesday and struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up the save in a 4-2 win. He has a 5.05 ERA in 12 innings, with a 10:3 SO/BB ratio and .255 BAA.
In Mexico, Randy Romero played his fourth straight game without a plate appearance. He was used in the ninth inning as a pinch-runner and scored a run in his team’s 8-5 win. On Wednesday he made it five straight games without a PA when he played the final two innings in left field. He is hitting .185/.214/.222 in 23 games.
In the Dominican, Richard Rodriguez tossed a scoreless frame, allowing one hit, while picking up a strikeout. He has thrown a shutout inning in all three outings this winter.
Pablo Reyes started at second base and went 0-for-3 with a walk and his second stolen base. He is hitting .186/.247/.343 through 19 games.
Williams Jerez retired all four batters he faced, three of them on strikeouts. In 14 appearances this winter, he has thrown 11.2 innings, with a 3.09 ERA and a 14:3 SO/BB ratio.
In Puerto Rico, Ike Schlabach recorded the final four outs to pick up his second save of the winter. He gave up two hits, with no walks or strikeouts. Schlabach has a 2.25 ERA in eight appearances, with two runs over eight innings. He has a .188 BAA and a 7:2 SO/BB ratio.
In Mexico, Fernando Villegas made his first appearance in five weeks and went 0-for-2 before leaving for a pinch-hitter. He got the start in left field. Villegas has a .214 average in 13 games, going 3-for-14 with three doubles.