On Friday night in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale had Josh Bell, Dan Gamache and Elias Diaz batting 5-6-7 in the lineup. Early in the game, the trio faced Wei-Chung Wang, who was taken from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Rule V draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Scottsdale lost the game 6-5 to Glendale, dropping them to 5-5 on the season.
Bell was at first base and batting righty against Wang to start the game. In his first at-bat, he flew out to right field. He switched to lefty for his second at-bat and grounded out to second base. Bell switched back to hitting righty for his third at-bat and popped out to first base. For his fourth at-bat, he went back to the left side and singled. In the ninth inning, Bell singled again, making the score 6-5 with two outs, leaving him 2-for-5 on th...
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