In Winter League action from today, Adelaide lost 4-3 in a game that came down to Quincy Latimore coming up empty in a big spot. Adelaide trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the ninth. They staged a comeback, loading the bases with a one out single, followed by two walks with two outs, the first one coming from Stefan Welch. Latimore came up and worked the count to 2-0, then after a swinging strike and two foul balls, he popped out to first base to end the game.
In the game, Welch went 2-for-4, with a run scored and a walk. Latimore went 1-for-4 in his second game since returning to the ABL. He also drew a walk and struck out twice.
In the Dominican last night, both Felix Pie and Alex Valdez were benched and their Estrellas de Oriente team ended up winning their first playoff game. Coming into the game with losses in their first five games of the round robin tournament, Estrellas won 5-4 in 12 innings. Both Pie and Valdez remained on the bench for the entire game. The two Pirate...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.