On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson batted lead-off and went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the ninth inning and an RBI single earlier in the game. He reached base four times and scored four runs in his season debut on Saturday. Hanson was the designated hitter, after playing second base in his first game.
In that same game, Mel Rojas Jr. also batted lead-off and played left field. He went 0-for-3 with a walk. He had hits in each of his first three games.
Yesterday, Willy Garcia was the headline player for his two hit game in his first start. That game turned out to be better for him than he was originally given credit for due to a scoring change well after the game ended. The change gave him another single, which means he had three hits in the game. On Tuesday, he went 1-for-5 with a run scored. Garcia also picked up an outfield assist. During the regular season, he set Altoona’s single season record with 19 assists.
In Mexico, Stetson Allie was in the DH spot and had an RBI single in his first at-bat. He finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. He has now reached base in all nine games. Allie has a .324 average and .822 OPS.
Dean Anna went 2-for-4, with two doubles, a walk and he drove in two runs. Anna is hitting .364 and just like Allie, he has reached base in all nine games.
In Venezuela, Junior Sosa made his debut for Bravos de Margarita, going 1-for-4 with a single. He played center field and picked up an outfield assist. Sosa recently re-signed with the Pirates after reaching minor league free agency.
Jhonathan Ramos made his season debut, going one scoreless inning, allowing a single, walk and he picked up a strikeout.