Winter Leagues: A Recap of the Weekend Action for Four Pirates

In Australia on Saturday, the Perth Heat played a low-scoring doubleheader, losing 2-1, then winning 2-0. Robbie Glendinning started game one at shortstop and he went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. In game two, he started at second base and went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored.

On Sunday, Glendinning played second base and went 1-for-4 with a single in his team’s 6-5 loss. Through eight complete weeks of action, he is hitting .311/.382/.533 in 32 games this winter. The league has two more weeks (eight games) before they begin the playoffs, which will run through the first week of February.

In the Dominican on Sunday, Socrates Brito went 1-for-3 with a single, his fourth stolen base and two strikeouts. He is 14-for-61 (.230) with a double, homer and seven RBIs in 15 playoff games.

In Puerto Rico, Yacksel Rios tossed a scoreless inning in his team’s 2-1 win. He gave up one hit, with no walks and one strikeout. Rios threw two scoreless innings on Friday night.

In Mexico, Mazatlan made it to the second round of the playoffs and Randy Romero remains on the active roster, so his winter will continue for now. The 2019 Dominican Summer League batting champ and MVP had pinch-ran in three playoff games, scoring a run each time. He also played an inning in right field during one of those games.