Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/20

Three Pirates prospects started today, and Brian Leach made an appearance in the bullpen, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 6-3:

-Josh Harrison (.185) started at second base, batting seventh.  Harrison went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a fielding error.

-Andrew Lambo (.300) started in right field, batting fourth for the second straight game.  Lambo went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, a strikeout, and a caught stealing.  Lambo also committed a fielding error.

-Jordy Mercer (.286) was the designated hitter, batting fifth.  Mercer went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI.

-Brian Leach (0.00) pitched an inning, allowing three runs, all unearned, on three hits, with one walk and no strikeouts.  Leach threw 24 pitches, 17 for strikes.  He also allowed a double to Bryce Harper for Harper’s first hit.

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

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • jfredland

    I’ll definitely be highlighting a few more games from ’83–it was the first Bucco team that I ever followed, as an eight-year-old (nine that July) living in Mt. Lebanon. They had an impressive 31-11 surge through early August, but just couldn’t get it done at the end. Philadelphia got really hot in September–they won 20 of 24 at one point–to pull away from a four-team pennant race.

  • John Lease

    It’s funny how the painful games seem to stick more. I was at the game where Milner hit the grand slam and was carried off the field, either 1978 or 79. That was the craziest crowd ever, we all went nuts. But games where something bad happens linger more. I can replay that game 7 1992 game in my head anytime I want, or game 4 of the world series where the Pirates had the lead and blew it. Was there for that one too!