The only Pirates winter league action from Thursday took place in Australia, as both Puerto Rico and Colombia had a scheduled day off from the playoffs. Five Pittsburgh Pirates got in the game for the Sydney Blue Sox. Here’s the recap.
Sammy Siani went 2-for-5 with two runs and his fourth stolen base. He is now hitting .298/.367/.526 in 33 games. He ranks 11th in the league in OPS, tops among players on his team.
Jase Bowen went 1-for-4 with a single, run scored and an RBI. He is now batting .231/.296/.346 in 29 games.
Ernny Ordonez went 2-for-4 with two singles, a run scored, an RBI and his third stolen base. He is now hitting .282/.323/.359 in 33 games.
Dylan Shockley went 0-for-3 with a walk, run and an RBI. He is now hitting .207/.308/.370 in 30 games.
Jesus Castillo went 0-for-3 with a walk. He now has a .128/.226/.160 slash line in 29 games. He committed his first error on Thursday in 121 chances, with all of his time coming at shortstop this winter.
Solomon Maguire isn’t on the active roster this week.
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