In the Dominican on Sunday night, Jung-Ho Kang made his third start and he is still showing some rust. He went 0-for-4 with two fly outs, a grounder to shortstop and a strikeout. He is now 1-for-11 at the plate, although he drove in three runs during his season debut. Kang committed his second fielding error, this one leading to the first run in a 3-0 loss. He handled all five chances cleanly after that second inning miscue.
Pablo Reyes batted lead-off in his second start and went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and a sacrifice bunt. He went 1-for-5 in the season opener.
Montana DuRapau had a tough debut on Saturday night, lacking control in his brief outing. So it probably wasn’t a good idea to go back to him on Sunday. He took the loss, throwing 1.1 innings, while giving up four runs (three earned) on two hits, one walk and one hit batter.
Anderson Feliz made his second appearance this season and he’s still looking for his first at-bat. He has been used as a pinch-runner both times.
In Mexico, Johnny Hellweg debuted for Yaquis de Obregon. In case you missed his brief time with the Pirates this year, he was signed out of independent ball and assigned to Altoona with two weeks left in the season. He pitched four regular season games and one playoff contest. Hellweg had a tough winter debut, allowing three runs on one hit and two walks, while recording just two outs. He threw 27 pitches, with 11 going for strikes.
Carlos Munoz went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk. For some reason he attempted a stolen base and predictably, he was thrown out. Munoz is 7-for-16 with two doubles and two walks through five games.