Pirates Winter Leagues: Three Pirates Hit Home Runs on Sunday

They played a doubleheader in Australia on Sunday, and all six Pittsburgh Pirates saw action. Sydney had just two hits in the second game. Both games were seven-inning contests. The playoffs continued in Puerto Rico and Mexico.


Sammy Siani went 1-for-3 with his eighth double and a run scored in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader. He had a rough second game, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He has a .294/.366/.532 slash line through 32 games. He leads his team with his .898 OPS

Jase Bowen went 0-for-3 in both game one and game two. He has a .230/.297/.350 slash line through 28 games.

Ernny Ordonez went 1-for-3 with his first home run in game one, which was a walk-off shot. He had one run and one RBI. He went 1-for-3 in game two, collecting a single. He’s batting .274/.317/.354 through 32 games.

Dylan Shockley went 1-for-2 in game one with a solo homer, his third of the season. He went 0-for-3 in the second game. He has a .213/.311/.382 slash line in 29 games.

Jesus Castillo went 0-for-2 in game one, then walked in both of his plate appearances in the second game. He’s hitting .132/.225/.165 in 28 games. 

Solomon Maguire went 0-for-2 in game one, and he was 0-for-2 with a walk in the second game. He has a .238/.282/.313 slash line in 26 games.

Puerto Rico

Josh Palacios went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in his team’s 3-2 loss. He homered in the first inning, then his team was unable to score again. He went 1-for-4 with a double in the playoff opener yesterday.

Tsung-Che Cheng went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt in his team’s 2-1 loss. He went 2-for-3 in the opener.


Fabricio Macias went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He went 9-for-23 with a two doubles and a walk in six playoff games. His team lost the game 3-1 and they were eliminated from the playoffs.

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