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: Reggie Cerda, C (.211) - 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Other Notable Performers:
Julio de la Cruz, DH (.209) - 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
Marcus Beltrez, LHP (2.29) - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Tito Polo, LF (.313) - 1-for-2, HR, RBI, BB, SB
Johan De Jesus, SS (.174) - 0-for-2, BB
Game Notes: The Pirates broke a three game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Starter Jandy Vasquez picked up his first career win, though he should have won his last start when he threw five no-hit innings. The Pirates were able to break a 3-3 tie with a run in the bottom of the fifth, while Marcus Bel...
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.