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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Braves In Extras

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Box Score

Result: Phillies 2, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (5-4, 2.92) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.143) – 2-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.204) – 0-for-3

Gerardo Navarro, RHP (2.70) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.159) – 0-for-3

Game Notes: The Pirates1 lost 2-1 to the Phillies on Friday in game one of a doubleheader and got dropped by the same score on Saturday. Jose Regalado took the loss, allowing two runs over five innings. He continued to show amazing control, not walking a batter for the ninth start out of 11 this year. In each of the other two starts, he walked just one batter. Regalado has 40 strikeouts in 54.1 innings. Dennis Hurtarte, whose season has been hampered by injuries to his wrist and ankle, had two hits and a walk before leaving for a pinch-runner in the ninth. He has played only 22 games this season and the switch-hitting first baseman has just six AB’s against left-handed pitchers. Yomifer Polanco drove in the only run for the Pirates.

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Box Score

Result:  Pirates 4, Braves 3 in 11 innings

Starting Pitcher: Julio Vivas, RHP (2.83) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edgar Figueroa, LF (.280) – 2-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jhoan Herrera, 3B (.243) – 1-for-4, 2B

Michael de la Cruz, CF (.331) – 1-for-5, RBI

Jesus Paredes, LHP (3-3, 3.15) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Yoel Gonzalez, C (.147) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: After a 14-9 slugfest yesterday, the Pirates needed 11 innings to win 4-3 over the Braves, sweeping the two game series. The Pirates had a 3-2 lead going into the ninth inning, but the Braves scored the tying run off reliever Horelbin Ramos. The Pirates ended up with a walk-off win in the 11th on a single by Alexis Bastardo that scored Bealyn Chourio from second base. Chourio drew three walks and scored two runs. The Braves walked 17 batters yesterday and another nine today. Reliever Francis Rodriguez threw two scoreless innings. He opened the season as a starter, but after struggling in that role, he was moved to relief. In 11 innings out of the bullpen, he has given up one run.

Player Of The Day

Today’s player(s) of the day are the stats leaders among Pirates players.

Avg: Carlos Munoz .353

Slg: Munoz .515

OBP: Munoz .480

Runs:  Michael de la Cruz 37

Hits: Munoz 48

Doubles: Munoz 11

Triples: Edgar Figueroa, Gustavo Barrios, Henrry Rosario, Luis Benitez 4

Home Run: Yunelky Adames 5

RBI: Julio de la Cruz 28

SB: Benitez 24

BB: Michael de la Cruz 40

 

Pitchers

 

Wins: Jose Regalado 5

ERA: Ramon Rodriguez 1.80

IP: Regalado 49.1

SO:  Julio Vivas 45

Saves: Jonathan Minier, Carlos Ruiz 4

WHIP: Omar Basulto 0.90

 

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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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