In the Dominican League finals on Friday night, Gregory Polanco had a big game in his team’s 8-0 win. Polanco went 3-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. He was moved up to second in the batting order from his usual third spot. His average is at just .220 in the playoffs(including round robin) so he hasn’t been hitting well since winning the Dominican Winter League MVP and Rookie of the Year award. His Escogido team is now down 3-2 in the best-of-nine series. Game six will take place on Sunday.
In Australia on Friday, Sam Kennelly was the only Pirates player to see action. He played third base and went 0-for-2 before being pinch-hit for in his team’s 5-4 victory. Kennelly has really struggled lately, going 0-for-23 in his last ten games.
On Thursday night in Colombia, Harold Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk in his team’s 10-5 win. With the victory, his team won the Colombian League finals and will now move on to the Latin American series, where they will take on the best teams from the Winter Leagues in Nicaragua, Panama and Veracruz. In five playoff games, Ramirez went 5-for-17 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored.