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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
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: 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 n...

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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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