On Friday night in the Dominican, Gregory Polanco returned to action and went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. He has reached base in all 15 games he has played and has collected 14 RBI's. His third inning RBI on a slow ground out to second base, ended up being the game-winning RBI in his team's 2-0 victory. Polanco had not played since Sunday due to a combination of the flu and family issues.
Gregory Polanco has reached base in all 15 games in the Dominican
Oscar Tejeda had an impressive night, going 3-for-4 with the only RBI in his team's 2-1 loss. He had not played since October 25th. Carlos Paulino also got into the game, catching the last two innings after coming on as a defensive replacement.
Atahualpa Severino struck out the only batter he faced on Friday night. He came on to face Felix Pie with two outs and a man on third, with his team down 6-5 in the sixth inning. Severino has nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
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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.