Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Returns to Lineup
Nov09

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Returns to Lineup

On Friday night in the Dominican, Gregory Polanco returned to action and went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. He has reached base in all 15 games he has played and has collected 14 RBI’s. His third inning RBI on a slow ground out to second base, ended up being the game-winning RBI in his team’s 2-0 victory. Polanco had not played since Sunday due to a combination of the flu and family issues. Oscar Tejeda had an impressive...

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Winter Leagues: Matt Hague Hits Second Homer in Loss
Nov06

Winter Leagues: Matt Hague Hits Second Homer in Loss

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Matt Hague went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk in his team’s 7-3 loss in 12 innings. He hit the home run off of Jose Contreras. It was the second homer of the season for Hague, who is hitting .293 with four RBI’s. In that same game, Atahualpa Severino came in with the bases loaded, one out and his team down 3-1 in the sixth inning. He struck out the first batter, then got Eugenio...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher
Oct31

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher

It was almost one year ago that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Russell Martin to a two-year deal. The move ended up being outstanding, although it wasn’t seen as an earth shattering move at the time. Some pointed to Martin’s .211 batting average the previous year. Some felt that a combination of Tony Sanchez and Michael McKenry could do the same as Martin for cheaper. Some worried about Martin’s numbers declining. I...

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Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory
Oct31

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak to 11 games, then made his night one to remember. Polanco walked his first time up, then lined a single to right field in the third inning. In the fifth inning, he came up with the bases loaded and his team down by three runs. Polanco put his team ahead with a grand slam, his fourth homer of the DWL season. The game ended up going 13 innings and he...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games
Oct26

Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had a quiet night compared to what he did in his first five games. He went 1-for-4 on Friday night, scoring a run and extending his hit streak to six games. Polanco is 11-for-24 so far. In that same game, Matt Hague had his five game hitting streak snapped. He went 0-for-4, dropping his average down to .304 through 23 AB’s. For the Gigantes del Cibao, Oscar Tejeda and Carlos Paulino both were in...

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