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Pirela Maturing

Pirela hit two more home runs on Thursday

Just a .220 hitter with one home run before the All Star break, Jose Pirela admits he had a pretty hard time adjusting to the higher minor league level. Hitting demonstratively better in the second half, he believes the reason for his surge is his ability to mature more and begin to tackle the mental aspects of the game.

"I've been working really hard for it and I'm feeling really good, thank God," Jose Pirela said through the help of a translator. At the beginning of the season I was going through some rough times and I lost a little bit of confidence. "Now that I've gained my confidence back and with all of that hard work that I've been doing, I've been feeling a lot...

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