From Australia on Friday, Danny Arribas hit his first home run of the ABL season, but it wasn't enough, as his team lost 5-2 to Adelaide. Arribas was the designated hitter and he went 1-for-3 with a solo homer. He is hitting .157 through 31 games and he came into the day with just three extra base hits, all doubles. Arribas has just one home run in three seasons of pro ball, a solo home run on June 21,2012 while he was in the Dominican Summer League.
Danny Arribas hit a ninth inning homer on Friday in Australia
In Puerto Rico, Mel Rojas Jr. made his third start of the playoffs in his team's 7-2 loss. Rojas went 0-for-4 and he is now 1-for-13 in the playoffs, while his team has a 2-9 record in the 12 game round robin series. His only two starts came during the first two games of the playoffs and his only hit came as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night.
Benji Gonzalez went 0-for-3 in his team's 5-0 loss. His Ponce team was eliminated from the playoffs with the loss. The round robi...
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.