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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Shutout Rangers, Lose In Extras To Nationals

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Shutout Rangers, Lose In Extras To Nationals

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, 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 2, Rangers 0

Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (1.80) - 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yomifer Polanco, RF (.264) - 1-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.212) - DNP

Marcus Beltrez, LHP (3-1, 1.65) - 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.143) - 1-for-3

Game Notes: The Pirates1 snapped a three game losing streak, shutting out the first place Rangers today. Ramon Rodriguez has been great recently, but this outing definitely had something out of the ordinary. Rodriguez walked five batters, topping his walk total from the rest of the season. He has not allowed an earned run in any ...

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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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