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DSL Pirates Report: Luis Escobar Shows Improvements, While Another Pitcher is Out For the Season

DSL Pirates Report: Luis Escobar Shows Improvements, While Another Pitcher is Out For the Season

The DSL Pirates have struggled as a group this year, posting an 8-17 record. They snapped a nine game losing streak on Friday and won again on Saturday, so week four ended on a good note. The starting pitching was very consistent this week, with no starter allowing more than two earned runs in any of the six games. The offense scored just four runs in the first three games, then put up 23 runs in the last three. We start off with some bad news for the team first, then get into the individual weeks from key players.

The team suffered two injuries recently, losing center fielder Victor Fernandez short-term and pitcher Cesar Santos long-term. Fernandez has been a bright spot this year in his rookie season. The 19-year-old is the fastest player on the team, mans center field and has impressed with his bat. He has a .321/.429/.660 slash line through 16 games, with ten extra-base hits, a 9/8 BB/K ratio and seven stolen bases. He could return to the team within a week according to the last...

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