In the Dominican from Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a triple, walk and run scored in his team's 5-1 win. The triple was the first of the Winter season for Polanco. On the opposing side, Felix Pie went 1-for-3 with an RBI and walk. In nine games, he is hitting .400 with four RBIs. Pie is still on the free agent market after being let go by the Pirates on November 1st.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 1-for-4 with a double in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. In game two, he went 0-for-2 with a walk. After eight games, he is hitting .115 in 26 at-bats. Wednesday was a small victory for the struggling Lambo, who had struck out 11 times in his first six games, picking up at least one each game. He didn't strikeout in either game Wednesday.
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.