In the Arizona Fall League on Saturday afternoon, the Scottsdale Scorpions nearly got shutout again by Glendale, this time losing by a 3-2 score. They didn't collect their first hit until the seventh inning and had just three in the game. Four Pittsburgh Pirates players got into action.
Both Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe were in the lineup on Saturday, after each sat out last night's game. Hanson was at shortstop and batting eighth. In every other game this season, he either batted lead-off or second. Ngoepe batted ninth and was at second base. Alex Dickerson wasn't in the original lineup, but he was inserted after a late change. Dickerson batted fourth and played right field.
Alex Dickerson came up in the first inning with a man on first base and two outs. He grounded out to second base to end the inning. In the fourth inning, Dickerson had a six pitch AB, flying out to center field. With his team down 3-0, he came up in the seventh and had a chance to tie the game. Dickerson had...
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.