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DSL Prospect Watch: Polo On Fire, Yankees/Pirates Suspended By Rain

DSL Prospect Watch: Polo On Fire, Yankees/Pirates Suspended By Rain

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: Angels 5, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (0-2, 5.63) - 3.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, LF (.432) - 2-for-4, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.172) - 1-for-2, BB, RBI

Marcus Beltrez, LHP (0.00) - 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Yunelky Adames, 1B (.250) - 2-for-4

Johan De Jesus, SS (.276) - 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Starter Ramon Rodriguez allowed four runs before the Pirates could put a run on the board, giving the Angels an early lead that they never surrendered. The Pirates actually reached the end of their bullpen by the seventh inning, using a new pitcher and a position player before the day was over. Adderly Ceballo, a 21-year old righty(...

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