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.
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 from center field. He is hitting .200 through 14 games, with six RBIs. He drove in three of those runs in his last game.
Atahualpa Severino got a foul out to first base from the only batter he faced on Tuesday and he picked up the win. Severino came in for Carlos Marmol in the eighth inning, with a man on third base and two outs. He has thrown a total of 10.1 shutout innings over his last 13 appearances.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-6 during a doubleheader. He was pinch-hit for in the fifth inning of game two. Game one was the makeup of a rainout from before Lambo joined the team. He played first base in game one and right field in game two.
Junior Sosa went 1-for-5 with two runs scored. He is batting .333 over 13 games and has recently been moved to the lead-off spot.
In Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez continued his hot hitting. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. He is hitting .387 through 11 games, with five doubles and a triple.
Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI. He is batting .279 in 31 games and is still a free agent.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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