On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with three singles. He is now hitting .322 and has reached base 75 times in 40 games. Polanco came into the game as the league's leader in runs scored and he ranked third in both walks(one behind leaders) and OPS.
Gregory Polanco has 48 base hits this Winter
Carlos Paulino had a tough day, going 0-for-3 with two errors. He also allowed two stolen bases in two attempts. His defense has been highly praised throughout Winter ball and during the regular season, so today was definitely an off day for him.
Andy Vasquez started at shortstop for the first time this Winter and went 1-for-4. He has seen limited action all season.
Michael Martinez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts. He also threw out a runner at home...
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