In the Dominican League on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco had a sixth inning single to extend his season-long hit streak to 13 games. Polanco finished the game 1-for-3, scored a run and also drew two walks. He has seven walks in his last three games. Polanco is hitting .380 in 50 AB’s with 13 runs scored and 13 RBI’s.
In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. He went 1-for-3 with two walks in his season debut on Friday.
The opposing starting pitcher for De Jesus was Dan Cevette, who signed with the Pirates as a minor league free agent during the middle of the 2013 season. He went five strong innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in five innings. Cevette had two strikeouts.
In Venezuela, Jhondaniel Medina faced two batters, walking the first and retiring the second. He came on in the eighth inning with two outs and no one on base. In six appearances, he has pitched a total of five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks.
Jhonathan Ramos pitched a perfect eighth in the Bravos de Margarita win. In nine appearances, he has pitched a total of six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and no walks.
In Australia, Danny Arribas went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. After catching his first two games, Arribas was in at first base on Sunday. He went 1-for-10 with three walks and three runs scored during the first weekend.
In Mexico, Ali Solis went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Solis missed most of this season with a back injury, so now that is playing everyday, he is quickly closing in on his AB total from the regular season. He is hitting .319 in 47 AB’s.