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/stat each day.
Top Hitter: Jesus Ronco, 3B (.197) - 2-for-5, 2 RBI
Other Notable Performers:
Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.250) - 2-for-3, RBI, BB
Julio de la Cruz, DH (.200) – 1-for-4, 2B, BB
Marcus Beltrez, LHP (1.08) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Johan De Jesus, SS (.194) – 0-for-4, RBI
Game Notes: The Pirates1 had a six game winning streak coming into Wednesday and they were playing the team that trailed the Pirates2 in the Wildcard race. The streak was snapped and they couldn't help the other affiliate out, losing 10-6 to the Mets2. Starter Jandy V...
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.