Arizona Fall League

AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief

AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost their fourth straight game, going down 4-0 to Peoria. They have been a streaky team this year, losing five in a row after winning on Opening Day, then winning five in a row prior to this current losing streak. 

Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was at shortstop and batting second. Hanson lined out to right field in his first AB. In his second time up, Hanson grounded out to first base. His rough day at the plate continued in the sixth. With no outs and a man on first, Hanson grounded into a double play. In his final AB, he grounded out to first base. Hanson is hitting .250 now through 48 AB's. After making five errors in the first week, he has now played seven straig...

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Arizona Fall League

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