Winter Leagues: Tsung-Che Cheng Reaches Base Four Times on Friday

Thursday was a slow night of action, so here’s a recap from the last two days for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


In the Dominican, Lolo Sanchez went 0-for-4 in his second start. He went 1-for-4 in his first start, and pinch-ran in his winter debut.

In Mexico, Randy Romero went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in his team’s 6-2 win.

Jared Oliva had a 1-for-4 night, with a single and two strikeouts.


In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 2-for-4 with two singles, two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base. He’s now hitting .299/.379/.416 in 18 games.

In the Dominican, Lolo Sanchez went 0-for-3. He’s now 1-for-11 in four games.

In Mexico, Randy Romero went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is now hitting .295 with a .693 OPS in 62 games.

Jared Oliva went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. He’s now batting .245 with a .679 OPS in 26 games.

Brayan Roman went 1.2 scoreless innings, with one hit, no walks and no strikeouts. He came into this game with a 2.70 ERA in 16.2 innings over nine appearances. The hit he allowed was against Randy Romero on the eighth pitch of the at-bat.

From a few days ago, here’s video that shows off the speed of Tsung-Che Cheng:

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