In the Arizona Fall League on Monday night, Scottsdale dropped their fourth straight game, losing 7-6 at home to Mesa. The game included six errors from Scottsdale. The Scorpions are now 1-4 on the season.
Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup and he had a tough night in the field. He made a fielding error in the first inning, then made a costly throwing error in the third inning that led to two unearned runs scoring. At the plate, Hanson was hitting second in the lineup. He grounded out to third base in the first inning, then grounded out weakly back to the pitcher in the third.
In the fourth inning, Hanson came to the plate with two men on and two outs, with his team trailing 6-4 on the scoreboard. He worked a 2-1 count before the runner from first base was thrown out stealing. Coming up in the fifth leading off, Hanson tripled, then scored on a ground out from the next batter. In his fourth AB, he grounded out for the third time and for the...
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.