In the Dominican on Friday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Polanco is batting .333 in 26 games, with 20 walks and 24 RBIs. He has reached base via hit or walk in all but one game this season. Polanco has a .979 OPS, second best in the DWL.
Gregory Polanco reached base three times Friday
Mel Rojas Jr. struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. It was just his third appearances this season and his first game in three weeks.
Oscar Tejeda had an 0-for-4 night in the designated hitter role during his team's 3-2 win. He is hitting .265 in 15 games.
From Colombia on Friday, Harold Ramirez went 4-for-5, with a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs. For reference, the starting pitcher facing Ramirez was Osvaldo Rodriguez, a 29-year-old, who has pitched pro ball in the minors and Independent ball since 2003. Ramirez is hitting .361 through ten games and leading the league with five stolen bases.
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.