Winter Leagues: Randy Romero Shines on an Otherwise Rough Night for Pirates

A recap of Tuesday night’s action around winter ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates

In the Dominican, Rodolfo Castro went 0-for-3 with a walk. He’s hitting .235 with a .795 OPS in 24 games.

In Puerto Rico, Bligh Madris had an 0-for-4 night. He’s hitting .263 with a .764 OPS in 12 games.

Ethan Paul went 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and his second stolen base. He’s hitting .184 with a .548 OPS in 13 games.

Oliver Garcia allowed one run on one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. In four appearances, he has allowed nine runs in four innings.

In Mexico, Jared Oliva had an 0-for-5 night. He dropped down to a .204 average, with a .597 OPS in 11 games.

Randy Romero went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. He’s now hitting .304 with a .722 OPS in 47 games. He ranks third in the league with 59 hits, three behind the league leader.

In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 1-for-5 with a single and an RBI. He had seven hits in two games this past weekend. The team was off on Monday. He was 1-for-12 before that offensive explosion.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

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