Tag: Francisco Acuna

Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Chris Sharpe Reaches Base Four Times

In Puerto Rico on Friday night, Chris Sharpe went 2-for-3 with two singles and two walks. He also scored two runs, stole his third base and picked up an outfield assist. Sharpe is now hitting .234/.339/.298 in 15 games, with one double, one triple and eight walks. In Australia on Saturday, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-3 […]
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Winter Leagues: Ten Pirates See Action Across Winter Ball

In Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae saw his team lose by a record-setting margin in a 25-4 game. He didn’t start, but came into the game in the sixth as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-2. He showed off his impressive speed in the second at-bat, hitting a grounder to first base, where the first baseman was going […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Collects Three Hits on Monday Night

A slow night in winter ball on Monday because only one team was playing that involved a Pittsburgh Pirates player. We also have some news from Australia from Monday. In Colombia from Sunday night, Francisco Acuna went 0-for-4 with a run scored. He had a big game on Monday night, going 3-for-4 with a double […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Has a Big Doubleheader Performance

In Saturday action from Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader. He started at shortstop, but didn’t have a single play in the field. Bae was the DH in game two and went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .304/.429/.652 in seven games, with two doubles […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz Picks Up His First Extra-Base Hit; Christian...

In Australia on Friday, the Perth Heat and Canberra Calvary opened up a weekend series, putting Robbie Glendinning and Jerrick Suiter on opposite sides. Glendinning’s Perth team won 1-0 on a tenth inning walk-off error, with Glendinning scoring the only run of the game. He started at shortstop and went 0-for-4, reaching base in the […]
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Winter Leagues: Ji-Hwan Bae Homers; Luis Escobar Returns to the Mound

In Australia on Thursday, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run. It was his second home run of the winter. Bae has not hit a regular season home run with the Pirates in 532 plate appearances over two seasons. Below is video of the homer from Thursday, which isn’t as […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna is Off to a Strong Start in...

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias batted lead-off and played center field in a game that went 21 innings last night, taking seven hours and 13 minutes to play. He went 3-for-9 with his fourth double of the season and run scored in the 5-4 win. It’s the fourth straight multi-hit game for Macias, who now has […]
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Winter Leagues: The Season Opens Up in Puerto Rico with a...

Winter league action for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. There was no winter news from Thursday as most teams were off. The season in Puerto Rico started on Friday night and two Pirates saw action for Gigantes de Carolina. Chris Sharpe started in left field and had an 0-for-3 night. Ike Schlabach […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Makes His Second Start in Colombia

Wednesday’s winter league action from the players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Colombia, Luis Escobar got the start. He cruised through three scoreless innings, then things fell apart in the fourth. He gave up four runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter. Three of the hits were soft contact, including a bloop […]
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