Winter Leagues: Three Days of Action from Australia

In Australia on Wednesday, Bligh Madris went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his second home run of the winter.

Robbie Glendinning went 0-for-3 in his team’s 1-0 win. His club had just one hit (a single).

There were no games on Thursday.

In Friday’s action in Australia, Madris went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts.

On Saturday, Glendinning had an 0-for-4 night. He’s hitting .229/.327/.375 in 14 games, with a 6:13 BB/SO ratio in 55 plate appearances.

Madris went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and two walks. He’s now hitting .265/.321/.429 in 16 games, with a 4:11 BB/SO ratio in 53 plate appearances. His hit in this game could have very easily been an error, but at least Madris had some fun with the ruling:

Brandan Bidois made his third pitching appearance and threw a shutout inning, retiring all three batters he faced by getting two fly balls and a ground out to second base. The last batter he faced was long-time Major League player Delmon Young, who has played winter ball only for the last four years. In six innings this winter, Bidois has allowed one run on two hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.

Here’s a Bidois highlight reel from his start earlier in the week: