In the Dominican on Sunday, Yerry De Los Santos made his playoff debut and retired all three batters he faced. During the regular season this winter, he made six appearances and threw six shutout innings on two hits, no walks and seven strikeouts.
In Mexico, Sunday’s stats are basically a repeat of Saturday’s stats from the playoff opener. Fabricio Macias started in center field again and he went 0-for-3 again. The only difference with Sunday’s game was that Macias was pinch-hit for in the ninth inning on Sunday.
Randy Romero once again came in as a defensive replacement in center field in the ninth and he didn’t get to bat. He had one fly ball hit to him. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday.
In Venezuela, it was announced that Luis Oviedo was done pitching for the winter. The Pirates shut him down so he would be ready for Spring Training. In 14.1 innings over nine appearances this winter, the 2020 Rule 5 draft pick allowed one earned run (0.63 ERA) on nine hits, four walks and ten strikeouts.
In Australia on Tuesday, the Brisbane Bandits will play their first game of the season against Adelaide, then have a short break before they play their second game against the Perth Heat. The games are scheduled for 10 AM and 2 PM local time. Pirates prospect Bligh Madris will be playing for Brisbane, while Perth will have Robbie Glendinning and Beau Sulser. I’ll probably post about the results on Tuesday morning (EST time).