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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Mets and Reds

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Mets and Reds

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: Pirates 6, Mets2 1 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (5.56) - 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramses Pena, 1B (.344) - 3-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Tito Polo, LF (.323) - 0-for-2

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.200) - 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Gerardo Navarro, RHP (2.76) - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, DH (.183) - 0-for-3, BB

Pablo Reyes, SS (.333) - 1-for-5, SB

Game Notes: The Pirates got seven no-hit innings from Jandy Vasquez(5 IP) and Gerardo Navarro, but it still took extra innings and a five run tenth inning to pick up the win over the Mets2, sweeping the two game series. Vasquez came into the game with a 7.13 ERA in five starts. Jherson Esqueda picked up...

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