After Gregory Polanco’s last game in the playoffs, we used the title “Polanco Reaches Base Four Times In Victory“. Just one game later, he one-upped himself, reaching base five times in Escogido’s 9-6 win. Polanco went 1-for-2, walking four times and hitting a ninth inning RBI single. He was a big part of his team’s offense, coming around to score on three of those walks. Escogido has now won three straight, tying the best-of-nine series at three games apiece. Game seven will take place tonight at 6:35 PM EST and can be viewed online at Escogido.com.
Yesterday, we recapped the Winter League performances of six of the top 15 Pirates prospects. Polanco obviously improved greatly on his slow playoff start.
From Australia on Sunday, Sam Kennelly went 0-for-2 with sacrifice bunt and he was hit by a pitch. Kennelly made his first start of the ABL season at shortstop. He played the position nine times during the U18 National Youth Tournament earlier this month. Kennelly has now started at all four infield positions. He finished the regular season in a big slump, going 0-for-25 in his last 11 games. Kennelly’s Perth Heat team finished in first place and they have a first round bye in the playoffs.
Danny Arribas went 0-for-2 with a walk in his team’s 2-0 win. Sydney made the playoffs and they will play a three game series next weekend against Canberra.