In Australia on Saturday, two Pittsburgh Pirates were again the opposing shortstops in the Perth vs Geelong-Korea contest. Ji-Hwan Bae had a nice night, going 1-for-3 with three walks, three runs scored and an RBI. He also stole his fourth base. He hasn’t committed an error since (or before) his four-error game two weeks ago. Bae is hitting .311/.436/.556 in 14 games.
Robbie Glendinning had a bigger game than Bae, homering for the fifth time, doubling for the seventh time, and driving in four runs. He scored twice and also added a walk. He’s batting .339/.391/.712 in 15 games. Glendinning has driven in 21 runs, which leads the league. His slugging percentage also led going into Sunday’s action. Here’s the home run:
Robbie Glendinning has his fifth homer of the season for the @PerthHeat and we have a brand new ballgame!
— Australian Baseball League (@ABL) December 14, 2019
In Puerto Rico, Chris Sharpe went 0-for-2 with a walk and hit-by-pitch. He is hitting .222/.348/.278 in 19 games.
In Mexico, Randy Romero finally got a plate appearance! He came into the game as a defensive replacement in center field in the sixth inning due to an injury and grounded out to the pitcher in his only at-bat. Romero is hitting .179/.207/.214 in 25 games. His last plate appearance was back on November 30th, though this was his seventh game since then.
Fernando Villegas went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. In 16 games, he has a .286/.318/.429 slash line.
In Colombia, Edgar Barrios went 0-for-3, splitting his game between shortstop and second base. He’s hitting .153/.219/.153 in 22 games. He has committed just one error in 81 chances in the field.