Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Marte Reaches Base Twice, Three Hits For Polo

Winter Leagues: Marte Reaches Base Twice, Three Hits For Polo
John Dreker

From the Dominican on Monday night, Escogido won 2-0 to even their record at 2-2 in the playoffs. Gregory Polanco returned to center field after hitting in the designated hitter spot on Sunday. He went 0-for-4, but Starling Marte reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. The starting pitcher was Graham Godfrey, who threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit, one walk and he had four strikeouts. Godfrey is still a free agent.

Tito Polo had three hits Sunday

Atahualpa Severino gave up a run in his first playoff appearance. During the Winter league regular season, he ended the year with 14 straight scoreless outings. The run on Monday scored after Severino left in the sixth inning. He recorded one out and walked one batter. He is still a free agent.

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Winter Leagues
John Dreker

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.

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