In the Dominican on Saturday night, Estrellas won 2-1 to stay alive in the best-of-nine finals. The Gigantes took a 4-3 advantage in the series. Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, while Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-3 after sitting out his first game of the entire playoffs on Friday.

Rafael Perez started the game and had his worst outing, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, picking up four strikeouts over 5.1 innings. Obviously that isn't a bad outing, but Perez came into the game giving up just one run in his first 26.2 innings of the postseason. Despite this great run when the competition in the Dominican is at its peak, Perez is still a free agent.

The finals began in Venezuela and each team has one Pirates player on their roster. Gorkys Hernandez was on the win...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail