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DSL Prospect Watch: Basulto Shuts Down Cardinals, Pirates1 Running Wild on Bases

DSL Prospect Watch: Basulto Shuts Down Cardinals, Pirates1 Running Wild on Bases

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: Phillies 12, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.67) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, 2B (.307) – 1-for-2, RBI, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.205) – 1-for-3, RBI

Tito Polo, CF (.275) – 0-for-2, BB, 2 SB

Adderly Ceballo, RHP (3.24) – 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.175) – 0-for-3

Game Notes: The Pirates got beat bad today by the Phillies in a game that was called by rain after 7 1/2 innings. Starter Ramon Rodriguez gave up three runs(two earned) over four innings, but most of the damage was done while reliever Brayan Almonte was in the game. He faced n...

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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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