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AFL Recap 11/3: Rough Day For The Pitchers

AFL Recap 11/3: Rough Day For The Pitchers

The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-7 today against Phoenix.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers made appearances tonight.  Nathan Baker took over in the sixth inning, coming on with two outs.  Baker gave up a double, followed by two singles to tie the game at 2-2.  He returned to the mound in the 7th, giving up two walks in the first three batters of the inning.  Baker was saved on a play at the plate after giving up a single to the next batter.  Right fielder Brandon Short was able to throw Cody Puckett out at the plate, giving Baker his second out.  However, Baker walked the next two batters, with the second walk coming with the bases loaded, to bring in a run.

Michael Colla took over for Baker and got a ground out to strand all three runners and end the inning.  The final line for Baker was one...

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