Tyler Waldron is exactly the type of pitcher that fits in well in the Pirates system.

AFL Recap: Thirty Strikeouts in Scottsdale’s 5-1 Loss to Glendale

Scottsdale took on Glendale in the fourth game of the Arizona Fall League season on Friday night. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup tonight and another came out of the bullpen. Scottsdale lost for the third straight game after winning the season opener. Glendale won the game by a 5-1 score as their pitchers struck out 17 batters. Scottsdale pitchers were almost as good in that category, picking up 13 strikeouts of their own.arizona_fall_league_logo

Gift Ngoepe batted second tonight and played second base after batting lead-off and playing shortstop in his first start on Wednesday. In each of his first two AB’s on Friday night, Ngoepe grounded out to second base. He struck out looking in the sixth, an inning that saw all three Scottsdale hitters strike out. Ngoepe struck out again in the eighth, leaving him hitless through two games.

Alex Dickerson was in left field tonight and he moved down in the lineup from the five hole to the seventh spot. He struck out looking in his first time up. Leading off in the fifth inning, Dickerson singled, but was immediately erased on a double play. He struck out to end the seventh inning, the 14th strikeout from Scottsdale batters. In the ninth, with a man on first and two outs, Dickerson was called out on strikes to end the game.

Tyler Waldron came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning. He stranded all three runners, getting a grounder to shortstop to end the inning. He retired the side in order in the third inning, getting two groundballs and a strikeout. In the fourth, Waldron gave up a lead-off single, then walked the second batter. That was the end of his night, but not his stat line. Both runners ended up scoring, giving Waldron two earned runs on one hit and one walk in 1.1 innings. He threw a total of 25 pitches, 16 for strikes.

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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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