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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Looking at the Rotation Depth With Cole and Locke Struggling Lately
Aug23

Looking at the Rotation Depth With Cole and Locke Struggling Lately

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been carried by their starting pitching all year. The reason the starting pitching has been able to carry the team all year has been due to depth, with the assist going to the defensive shifts that have kept the numbers down for everyone. But defensive shifts can only do so much, and they can’t do anything if you don’t have a good foundation of pitching to work with. We’re getting to the...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Can Clinch Playoffs on Friday
Aug23

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Can Clinch Playoffs on Friday

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: Pirates 2, Mets2 1 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (6-4, 2.60) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Rudy...

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Rationalizing the Value of RISP Issues
Aug22

Rationalizing the Value of RISP Issues

Much has been made lately of the Pirates’ issues in the area of batting with runners in scoring position. We’ve talked about it, and you’ve talked about it as if it’s really the end-all, be-all when related to anything from a “Collapsening” to if the Pirates can win the World Series. The numbers are not good, that can’t be argued. But really, in all honesty, the fact remains that those numbers...

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