Winter Leagues: Martinez Drives In Three Runs

In the Dominican from Sunday, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 in his team’s 4-1 loss. He is hitting .310 through 39 games. Polanco missed all of last week with a stomach virus. In six games this week, he went 6-for-23 with five walks and two RBIs.

Sosa has a five game hit streak

Sosa has a five game hit streak

Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. He came into the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and stayed in on defense in left field.

Carlos Paulino went 0-for-1 with a walk. He was pinch-hit for in the eighth innings. Paulino picked a runner off second base.

Michael Martinez went 1-for-4 with a double, stolen base and three RBIs in his first game since signing with the Pirates. Martinez is hitting .196 and came into the game with two RBIs. The stolen base was his first of the Winter. Martinez played center field.

Graham Godfrey made his second appearance, giving up one run on three hits over two innings. He picked up two strikeouts. Godfrey is still a free agent.

In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-4 in his team’s 13-2 loss. He was going up against his teammate from most of this season, David Bromberg. Lambo went 8-for-25 this week in seven games. Bromberg threw six innings, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings to pick up the win. He had no walks, hit a batter and racked up six strikeouts. Bromberg is still a free agent.

Junior Sosa went 1-for-6 with two strikeouts. Sosa has hits in five straight games and he has reached base in eight straight. He is hitting .353 in 12 games.

Elias Diaz came into the game as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning and stayed in the game on defense behind the plate. He was pinch-hit for in the tenth inning.

Jhonathan Ramos had a shaky outing, but still pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and two walks. Ramos has pitched well this season, posting a 2.45 ERA over 20 appearances. In his last 11 outings combined, he has thrown 8.2 shutout innings.

In Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. He is hitting .333 through ten games. The RBI was his first of the Winter.

Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 0-for-2 with two walks and run scored. He is batting .277 through 30 games, with a .749 OPS.

Author: 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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