Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/14

All four Pirates hitters started today, while Aaron Pribanic and Brian Leach both made their first appearances, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 11-6 victory:

-Tony Sanchez (.444) went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Sanchez started at catcher, batting fifth.  He didn’t see any stolen base attempts behind the plate.

-Andrew Lambo (.214) started his third game in a row, playing in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went 1-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

-Josh Harrison (.111) made his second AFL appearance, batting leadoff and playing second base.  Harrison went 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.

-Jordy Mercer (.444) played his second game at shortstop, batting eighth.  Mercer had a big game, going 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and four RBIs.

-Aaron Pribanic (0.00) pitched 2.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Pribanic inherited three runners in the fifth inning, allowing just one to score.  He threw 32 pitches, 20 for strikes, and had a 2:2 GO/AO ratio.

-Brian Leach (0.00) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one.  Leach threw 16 pitches, 10 for strikes.

Mesa plays Surprise tomorrow at 12:35 PM MST/3:35 PM EST.

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  • RandyLinville

    I was on hand for LeMaster’s last career homer. It came at Riverfront while he was with Pittsburgh. It barely cleared the wall. He was on the far downside of his career playing on a team that I figured would never be equaled in terms of an awful offense (2012 club proving me wrong).

    • JohnDreker

      So I guess you weren’t around for that awful 1917 club? :)

    • John Lease

      I think that was his first at bat as a Pirate too. That was the year of horrific short stops.

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