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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Go Extra Against Cubs In Walk-Off Win

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Go Extra Against Cubs In Walk-Off Win

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 8, Yankees2 5 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (4.80) - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Luis Benitez, CF (.225) - 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.200) - 1-for-4, HR, BB, RBI, SB

Tito Polo, CF (.300) - 1-for-4, RBI

Adderly Ceballo, RHP (3-0, 1.26) - 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Pablo Reyes, SS (.330) - 1-for-5, RBI

Game Notes: Starter Miguel Ferreras lasted just two innings, but the Pirates bats and bullpen picked him up in the 8-5 extra inning win over the Yankees2, allowing the Pirates to sweep the three game series. Julio de la Cruz hit his third homer of the season. He has hit all of them in his last ten games. De...

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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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