From the Dominican on Sunday, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his team’s 5-3 loss. Through three games, he is hitting .364 with two homers, five RBI’s and three outfield assists. In that same game, relief pitcher Atahualpa Severino was on the opposing side and he allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits, one of which was a solo home run.
Oscar Tejeda had a big day at the plate for Gigantes del Cibao, but his team still lost 7-4 in 11 innings. Tejeda went 3-for-5, falling a double short of the cycle. He drove in three runs and stole a base. He has been in left field for all three of his team’s games. His teammate in the Dominican was also his teammate for most of the regular season with Altoona. Carlos Paulino got into his first game for Cibao, coming off the bench to catch in the top of the ninth. He was hitless in one AB.
Matt Hague went 1-for-5 with a single on Sunday. He is 4-for-12 on the year with a home run and one RBI.
In Mexico, Ali Solis went 0-for-2 before being pinch hit for in the seventh inning. He threw out the only runner attempting to steal on him in the game. Solis is 4-for-20 at the plate this season.
None of the Pirates players in the Venezuelan League got into action on Sunday despite all eight teams playing.
The Veracruz League has started in Mexico. Through three days, no Pirates players have appeared in a game and rosters have no yet been posted so it is unknown at this time whether any Pirates players are in the league.