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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Down First Place Rangers

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Down First Place Rangers
John Dreker

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 9, Rangers 2

Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (3-0, 2.75) - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia, 2B (.275) - 2-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.184) - DNP

Gerardo Navarro, RHP (2.38) - 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Tito Polo, LF (.339) - 1-for-4

Yomifer Polanco, DH (.259) - 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Yunelky Adames, 1B (.220) - 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Starter Dan Urbina picked up his third win in four starts by allowing two runs(one earned...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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