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Prospect Watch: Greensboro Take the Loss, Will Play for Championship on Tuesday in Game Five


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Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

Notable Performances:

Liover Peguero 2-for-5, RBI, SB

Nick Gonzales 0-for-2, 2 BB, HBP

Jared Triolo 2-for-5

Lolo Sanchez 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB

Matt Gorski 2-for-5, HR, RBI

Game Recap: Carmen Mlodzinski got the start in game four of the best-of-five series and he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. He left after 56 pitches with one man on base and Domingo Gonzalez came on in relief. He stranded the runner to keep the game 4-1 at the time. Greensboro scored in the top of the fourth, making it 4-2. Gonzalez went three innings, allowing one run on three hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He left with a runner on second, two outs and a 4-4 score in the sixth, but Steven Jennings allowed a single that scored the run. He ended up giving up two runs of his own before recording that third out, making it 7-4 going into the seventh inning. Garrett Leonard finished out the game for Greensboro with five strikeouts over two shutout innings, but they came up short in the 7-5 loss. Tomorrow night will be for all of the marbles (or whatever they give away for winning the title).

Will Matthiessen and Matt Gorski each hit solo homers. Nick Gonzales failed to get a hit, but he reached base three times on two walks and a hit-by-pitch. Gorski, Matthiessen, Liover Peguero and Jared Triolo each had two hits. Peguero had an RBI and a stolen base. Lolo Sanchez had a single, two walks, a run scored and an RBI.



Starting Pitcher: Kevison Hernandez 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Notable Performances:

Jesus Castillo 2-for-4

Javier Rivas 2-for-4, 2B

Shalin Polanco 0-for-4

Omar Alfonzo 1-for-2, 3B, RBI, BB

Ewry Espinal 0-for-1, 2 BB

Enmanuel Terrero 2-for-3

Osvaldo Gavilan 1-for-3, HR, RBI

Game Recap: Kevison Hernandez got the start on Monday and he went 2.2 innings, allowing two runs, while striking out six batters. He now has a 2.78 ERA in 22.2 innings, with 27 strikeouts. This is the final week of the DSL season, so this could be his final outing as well. Jonathan Salazar allowed one run in two innings. If this is his final outing, he finishes with a 6.23 ERA. Miguel Diaz finished off the game with 2.1 scoreless. The Pirates scored two runs in the second inning on a single by Rubel Lebron. In the third inning, Omar Alfonzo hit an RBI triple. In the sixth, Osvaldo Gavilan hit his first home run, which broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Pirates the 4-3 win.



Starting Pitcher: Luigi Hernandez 0.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Notable Performances:

Roelmy Garcia 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO

Jeral Toledo 0-for-4

Esmerlyn Valdez 1-for-4

Gustavo Armas 0-for-3, BB

Dioris Valdez 3-for-3, 2 2B, RBI

Delfin Ramirez 1-for-3

Game Recap: This was a completion of a game that was suspended early in the contest on August 10th, so if you look at the stats in the boxscore, all of them are retroactive to that date. The regularly scheduled game between these two clubs was canceled today. Luigi Hernandez started this contest back on August 10th and allowed six runs on five hits and a second in the first inning. He left with three men on base and all three came around to score.  Eduardo Zapata gave up two runs in 1.2 innings, in what is now considered to be his pro debut, even though he didn’t pitch until August 21st. Roelmy Garcia normally pitches on Mondays as the starter, but he will get credited with a relief outing in this contest. He was on the mound at the start, going 2.2 innings, with two runs (one earned) on one hit and four walks. The final score was 13-4.  Dioris Valdez went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single, two runs scored and an RBI. Eybert Escalona hit RBI doubles in the second and sixth innings.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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