On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost 8-2 to Surprise. They have now lost four in a row and drop to 10-18 on the season.
Both Alen Hanson and Alex Dickerson were in the lineup for Scottsdale. Hanson was in his usual two spot at shortstop and Dickerson was moved down to the six hole, playing left field. Two other Pittsburgh Pirates players got into the game before it was over.
In his first at bat, Alen Hanson grounded out to third base on a 1-1 pitch. He came up in the third inning, his team was trailing 4-1, with a man on second base and one out. Hanson ended up walking on six pitches. In his third AB, he grounded out to third base. Hanson had a seven pitch at bat in the seventh when he flew out to left field leading off the inning. He got ano...
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