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DSL Prospect Watch: Twelve Straight Wins For Pirates2, Four Hits For Hurtarte

DSL Prospect Watch: Twelve Straight Wins For Pirates2, Four Hits For Hurtarte

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.
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Box Score

Result: Pirates 11, Yankees2 3

Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (1.87) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Sandy Santos, RF (.209) - 2-for-4, 3B, BB, SB, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.241) - 4-for-5

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.199) – 0-for-2, 3 BB

Christopher De Leon, RHP (3.76) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.199) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: The Pirates1 may not have a 12 game win streak like the other club, but they have been playing well lately. They have won six in a row as they try to finish their season strong. The Pirates1 have a 38-29 record. The offense put together 11 runs on 12...

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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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