The Arizona Fall League began today with the Mesa Solar Sox taking on the Phoenix Desert Dogs. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared for Mesa:
-Tony Sanchez started at catcher, batting sixth. Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts. His single came in the top of the fourth, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch. Defensively, Sanchez allowed a stolen base and a passed ball.
-Andrew Lambo started in left field, batting 7th. Lambo went 2-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, and two strikeouts. Lambo singled in his first two at-bats, including an RBI single in the fourth inning.
-Jordy Mercer started at shortstop, batting 9th. Mercer went 1-for-4 with a run at the plate. He was a part of a 4-6-3 double play, but recorded two throwing errors in the game.
-Josh Harrison was the designated hitter, batting 2nd. Harrison went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
Mesa plays Phoenix tomorrow night at 6:35 PM MST/9:35 PM EST....
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