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DSL Prospect Watch: Michael De La Cruz Reaches Base Five Times In Win

DSL Prospect Watch: Michael De La Cruz Reaches Base Five Times In Win
John Dreker

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Box Score

Result:  Mets2 6, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (1-4, 2.52) - 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, SS (.306) - 2-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.202) - 1-for-4, RBI

Adderly Ceballo, RHP (3.32) - 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.168) - DNP

Game Notes: The Pirates dropped both games to the Mets2 to open up their week, losing today by a 6-1 score. Starting pitcher Ramon...

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John Dreker

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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