Arizona Fall League

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles
John Dreker

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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Arizona Fall League
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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