In playoff action out of the Dominican from last night, Starling Marte helped his team get within one game of winning the league title. He contributed two hits, a walk, a stolen base and an RBI in Escogido's 3-2 victory in 11 innings. The win moves their record to 4-0 in the best-of-nine tournament, with the possible last game taking place tonight.
Starling Marte has nine hits in his last four games.
During the off-season, a big question has been about the quality of pitching that these batters face, and vice-versa with any Pirates pitchers. Marte has now gone 9-for-17 in the first four games of the playoffs. While I have mentioned that during the regular season, the quality of play in the DWL is approximately that of a AAA game. In the playoffs, the teams pick up reinforcements, eit...
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