Arizona Fall League

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost to Mesa today by a 7-4 score, dropping their record to 7-7 on the season. Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup, Phil Irwin was the starter and Zack Thornton came out of the bullpen. Irwin ended up taking the loss.
Alen Hanson was batting second and came up in the first inning with a man on first. He quickly made the score 2-0, belting his first homer of the AFL season. In his second AB, Hanson lined out to left field. In the sixth inning, he went down swinging for the 12th straight out for Scottsdale hitters. In the eighth inning, Hanson reached on a single, improving his average to .293 after 41 AB's.
Alex Dickerson was in right field today and batting clean up. In his first AB, he singled on a line drive to left field. He led off th...

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