The Pirates' AAA and AA teams hosted their Phillies' counterparts today at Pirate City. These games hold less interest for me right now than the single-A teams (which of course were on the road), as they're made up more heavily of non-prospects. The AAA team doesn't even have very many interesting minor league veterans right now, because they're mostly still in major league camp. Until some more cuts take place, the AAA lineup features lower level organizational players like Junior Sosa and Kelson Brown.
The AA lineup provided some fireworks, though, as Alen Hanson led off the bottom of the first by going deep. Later on, Jarek Cunningham and Willy Garcia went back-to-back with opposite field shots. Seeing Cunningham and Garcia do that was interesting because, as hitters, they have ...
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