Winter Leagues: Big Games in Australia for Jin-De Jhang and Michael Suchy

With the Dominican league off until Tuesday, we are a little light on the action for the next few days. Still have updates here from Venezuela, Australia and Mexico.

On Saturday night in Venezuela, Jose Osuna was the DH for the second day in a row. He went 1-for-3 with a double before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the eighth. The opposition scored 11 runs in the second inning, so it was a one-sided contest. He is now hitting .283/.328/.517 in 17 games.

Elvis Escobar had a doubleheader on Saturday. He didn’t start game one, but came in during the fifth inning (of a seven inning game) as a pinch-runner and went 0-for-1, finishing the game in center field. In game two, he went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and a run scored. It was his eighth double of the winter. Escobar is hitting .278/.329/.344 in 47 games.

In Australia on Sunday, Jin-De Jhang went 3-for-5 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored. That raised his average to .273 through 12 games. He has a double, homer and four walks this winter.

Michael Suchy went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and two runs. He scored twice and drove in three runs. The homer was his third of the winter. Suchy is hitting .212 through 15 games and six of his 11 hits have gone for extra bases.

In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He’s hitting .256/.360/.365 in 48 games.

UPDATE: Here’s the home run from Suchy. I forgot to mention that his double was off the center field wall, so he just missed hitting two homers. He also flew out to the warning track in center field in the tenth inning, resulting in a sacrifice fly, so he was about five feet total from hitting three homers.