Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Three Shutout Innings for Irwin, Walk-Off Hit for Dickerson

AFL Recap: Three Shutout Innings for Irwin, Walk-Off Hit for Dickerson

Scottsdale needed extra innings to defeat Glendale 2-1 tonight and it was a Pittsburgh Pirates player providing the walk-off dramatics in the tenth inning. The Scorpions are now 3-6 on the year.

The bigger news from this game is that Phil Irwin returned to action for the first time since May 2nd. He pitched just three games this season, one for the Pirates. He injured his elbow and needed surgery, causing him to miss the rest of the regular season.

Phil Irwin started the game for Scottsdale and looked like he's been pitching all this time, not like someone that hasn't pitched a game in over five months. He needed 12 pitches to retire the side in order in the first inning, ten of those pitches went for strikes. He got a ground out from the lead-off hitter, followed by two fly balls.
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Arizona Fall League

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