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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Series Openers To Cardinals and Phillies

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Series Openers To Cardinals and Phillies

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: Phillies 3, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (0-3, 4.15) - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yunelky Adames, 1B (.232) - 1-for-3,  2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

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

Andres Mendoza, RHP (6.14) - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Tito Polo, CF (.328) - 0-for-4

Yomifer Polanco, RF (.303) - 2-for-4

Johan De Jesus, SS (.178) - 0-for-3

Game Notes: Starter Miguel Ferreras picked up his third loss of the season, giving up three runs over five innings, though just one run was earned. The Pirates bullpen of Andres Mendoza, Christian Henriquez and Carlos Ruiz combined for four shutout innings, but the offense could only come up with one ninth inning run....

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