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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs

The Dominican Summer League regular season ended on Saturday. Coverage of the team will continue on through the playoffs, which start of Monday.
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Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Rockies 0

Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (4-1, 1.72) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Rudy Guzman, LF (.275) - 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.247) - 1-for-3, BB

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.199) – 1-for-3, BB

Jonathan Minier, RHP (1.35) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.190) – 1-for-3, 2 RBI

Game Notes: The Pirates1 had just one hit in Friday's game against the Rockies. On the last day of the season they turned the tables, one-hitting the Rockies in a 5-0 shutout. Christian Henriquez finished his season with a 1.72 ERA in 62.2 innings. Dennis Hurtarte reached base twice, finishing August with a .348 average and .929 OPS in 19 games. Julio de la Cruz fell one AB short of hitting .200, but he wa...

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