All four Pirates hitting prospects started, but the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-6:
-Andrew Lambo (.299) started in right field, batting sixth. Lambo went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. He was hit in the knee with a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning, then was pulled from the game in the top of the seventh.
-Josh Harrison (.329) started at second base, batting leadoff. Harrison went 1-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base (3), and a run.
-Jordy Mercer (.279) started at shortstop, batting seventh. Mercer went 1-for-3 with two walks, a run, and an RBI. He also committed an error, his sixth of the AFL season.
-Tony Sanchez (.208) started at catcher, batting fifth. Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He was 1-for-2 against base stealers.
Mesa plays Surprise tomorrow at 12:35 PM MST/2:35 PM EST....
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