DSL Prospect Watch: Vivas, Herrera Keep Pirates2 Alive in 6-5 Victory Over Tigers
Aug27

DSL Prospect Watch: Vivas, Herrera Keep Pirates2 Alive in 6-5 Victory Over Tigers

The Dominican Summer League playoffs continued today as the Pirates2 returned home facing elimination against the Tigers DSL affiliate after losing 10-0 yesterday in the opener of a best-of-three game series. The Pirates2 went with 19-year-old righty Julio Vivas on the mound. He went 5-2, 2.30 on the year and pitched even better at home, going 2-0, 0.75 in six starts.  After being hit around all game yesterday, it was the Pirates2...

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Frank Coonelly: Replay System May Not Increase Game Length
Aug26

Frank Coonelly: Replay System May Not Increase Game Length

Major League Baseball’s planned challenge system for controversial calls will not necessarily make games longer, according to Pirates president Frank Coonelly. Cutting down long-winded arguments between managers and umpires is part and parcel to the replay system MLB unveiled earlier this month, likely to be implemented for the 2014 season. Home-plate umpires will have “quick communication” with the instant replay...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Lose Badly to Tigers in Playoff Opener
Aug26

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Lose Badly to Tigers in Playoff Opener

The Dominican Summer League playoffs started today, with the Pirates2 taking on the Detroit Tigers affiliate. The playoff format is best of three in the first round, with the two best teams in the league getting first round byes. The Pirates2 won the Wildcard spot with a 46-26 record, so they met up against the Tigers, who finished 49-22 on the season. The two teams played each other four times during the regular season, splitting a...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs
Aug25

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. PIRATES1 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,...

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Minor League Playoff Watch: Four Affiliates In the Hunt
Aug24

Minor League Playoff Watch: Four Affiliates In the Hunt

The Pittsburgh Pirates organization has four teams that are in the playoff hunt right now. Starting from the top on down, they are the Indianapolis Indians, West Virginia Power, Jamestown Jammers, GCL Pirates and then there is the DSL Pirates2, who already clinched their spot Friday. In an earlier article, we took a look at the possible promotions that could be made for each team as the season winds down, reinforcing these teams for a...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Regular Season Wraps Up on Saturday

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. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Rockies 7, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (1-5, 2.86) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:...

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