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.
Top Hitter: Tito Polo, CF (.424) - 3-for-5, 3B, RBI
Other Notable Performers:
Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.148) - 1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI
Carlos Ruiz, RHP (0.00) - 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
Rodney Polonia, DH (.471) - 2-for-2, RBI, BB
Yunelky Adames, 1B (.208) - 1-for-3, BB, HR, RBI
Johan De Jesus, SS (.280) - 1-for-5, 2 RBI
Game Notes: Starter Miguel Ferreras allowed just one hit over his four innings and closer Carlos Ruiz struck out six batters over 2.2 innings without allowing a hit, as the Pirates1 beat the Angels on Tuesday. Ferreras walked four batters for the second straight start and has now ...
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.