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DSL Prospect Watch: One De La Cruz Returns, The Other Continues Impressive Start

DSL Prospect Watch: One De La Cruz Returns, The Other Continues Impressive Start

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. 
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Box Score

Result: Pirates 4, Marlins 2

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (3-1, 2.52) - 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, SS (.290) - 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.173) - 0-for-3, RBI

Marcus Beltrez, LHP (0.68) - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Tito Polo, LF (.324) - 1-for-4

Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.111) - 1-for-3, BB

Johan De Jesus, SS (.188) - DNP

Game Notes: Starter Jose Regalado had an impressive outing, giving up just one run on two hits over five innings, while picking up seven strikeouts. Gerardo Navarro allowed one run in his two innings of work and he picked up his first career win. Marcus Beltrez picked up his first save of the season. He has allow...

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