On Tuesday night in Australia, Beau Sulser made his third start of the winter and pitched six shutout innings on four hits, with no walks and four strikeouts. He has thrown a total of 15 innings, allowing one run on eight hits, with one walk and 11 strikeouts.
Robbie Glendinning started at third base for the first time and he went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He’s batting .268/.375/.439 in 12 games.
Bligh Madris faced Sulser in his first game of a Tuesday doubleheader and had an 0-for-3 game. He grounded into a double play and flew out to right field in his two match-ups versus Sulser. In game two of the doubleheader, Madris had another 0-for-3 performance. He’s hitting .256/.293/.385 in 13 games.
The Dominican winter league finals ended on Monday night without three Pirates available. Oneil Cruz was shut down by the Pirates after a minor back injury had him sitting out a game last week, so he wasn’t available to return for the final three games. Pitchers Edgar Santana and Yerry De Los Santos both missed the final 2-3 games due to positive COVID test results.