Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two
Nov16

Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had just one hit in five at-bats, but the hit was a big one at the time. With the bases loaded and his team down 7-2 in the ninth inning, Polanco singled home two runs. The comeback fell short, as Escogido lost 7-5 to the Aguilas. Polanco reached base earlier in the game on an error and came around to score his 16th run. In 20 games, he is hitting .333 with 19 RBIs. Only former Pirates infielder...

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Winter Leagues: Streak Ends For Polanco in Loss
Nov11

Winter Leagues: Streak Ends For Polanco in Loss

In the Dominican on Sunday afternoon, Gregory Polanco had his 16 game on base streak snapped in a 6-1 loss. He went 0-for-4, striking out twice and grounding out to first base twice. He is hitting .328 through 17 games, with 14 runs scored, 14 RBI’s and 13 walks. Polanco was the only Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand to play in the Dominican on Sunday. In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 1-for-1 with two walks in the first game of a...

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Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands
Nov10

Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored in his team’s 3-2 victory. He had hits in his first 13 games, before failing to get a hit in two straight games. Polanco has reached base in all 16 games this season, collecting 21 hits and 13 walks. He is hitting .350 with 14 runs scored and 14 RBI’s in 60 AB’s. Carlos Paulino went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his...

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Winter Leagues: Ramirez Debuts Today, Polanco Update
Nov08

Winter Leagues: Ramirez Debuts Today, Polanco Update

Gregory Polanco has missed the last couple games, plus his team has had two days off this week, so fans were getting a little anxious about his absence. Finally got word that he has been out with the flu, which has knocked a handful of his teammates out of action as well. Polanco is also dealing with some personal family issues, but he should be back in the lineup soon. UPDATE: That soon came very soon. Polanco will be in the lineup...

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Winter League Recap: Andrew Lambo and Harold Ramirez Will Play Winter Ball
Oct23

Winter League Recap: Andrew Lambo and Harold Ramirez Will Play Winter Ball

It was a light day for Pittsburgh Pirates playing Winter ball on Tuesday, but there is news about a few noteworthy players that will be taking part in Winter ball this year. Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a run scored, leaving the game early, as his team lost 18-8. They gave up 17 runs in the first six innings, then sat most of their regulars. Hague is 5-for-15 so far, with a double and home run. Leones del Escogido was rained out...

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