Just like yesterday, today’s highlights are all in one video and all about Indianapolis. The best of the highlights from yesterday’s 11-6 Indianapolis win, were the RBI hits from Gregory Polanco, Tony Sanchez and Jaff Decker. The video also includes a strikeout from Jay Jackson and an RBI double from Blake Davis, plus a couple Scranton/WB highlights that unfortunately tagged along.
The RBI single by Gregory Polanco came in the third inning and started the scoring for Indianapolis, bringing home Jaff Decker. Polanco now has 45 RBIs on the season and he is batting .466 with runners in scoring position. Decker has a .901 OPS in his last ten games and he has driven in nine runs over that time. Tony Sanchez has played nine games for Indianapolis and has ten RBIs. That all adds up to a productive top of the lineup.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.