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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Andrew Lambo Breaks Up No-Hitter

From Friday night in Altoona’s 3-2 loss to Reading,  Alen Hanson had this RBI triple shown below. It was his 11th triple of the season. On Thursday, Hanson reached the 20-10-10-20 marks in doubles, triples, homers and stolen bases. On Saturday, he stole his 21st base of the season.

On Friday, Indianapolis was getting no-hit through six innings. Andrew Lambo came up in the seventh and broke that up with the single shown below. Lambo had four hits on Saturday, giving him a .339 average through 46 games in AAA. Lambo hasn’t missed a beat since returning from his thumb surgery, though it didn’t look good based on his eight rehab games he split between the GCL Pirates and Jamestown. He went 4-for-25 in those game, with one extra-base hit. He has 17 doubles, two triples and five homers for Indianapolis. The offensive output by Indianapolis on Friday was a far cry from Saturday

Matt Hague launched his 14th homer of the season on Saturday. It was one of 18 hits the Indians had on the night and he drove home three of their 14 runs with this swing. Hague has driven in 65 runs this year, tops among all Pirates minor league players.

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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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