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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Twice As Bats Go Cold

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Twice As Bats Go Cold

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: Rangers 7, Pirates 2

Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (0-1, 3.13) - 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia, 2B (.260) - 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.212) - 0-for-4

Jherson Esqueda, RHP (2.51) - 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Carlos Esqueda, 3B (.213) - 1-for-3, BB, 3 SB

Johan De Jesus, SS (.167) - 0-for-2, RBI

Game Notes: The Pirates lost to the first place Rangers today and they had one of their worst games at the plate, despite scoring two runs. The Pirates batters had just four hits and struck out 16 times, including the last nine batters they sent to the plate. Christian Henriquez made his first start of the year, after pitching eight t...

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