Arizona Fall League

AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings

AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings
John Dreker

The Scottsdale Scorpions sent Tyler Glasnow to the mound on Saturday afternoon, going up against Peoria, who was throwing Kyle Zimmer out there as his mound opponent. Recent scouting reports on the AFL, called Glasnow and Zimmer the two best looking pitchers in the league. Zimmer left the game after just one inning and pitch tracker had his fastball slower than normal, so the hyped match-up didn't last long. Josh Bell and Dan Gamache were both in the starting lineup, as Scottsdale lost 4-3 in 11 innings to move to 5-6 on the season. They are off on Sunday.

Glasnow started the first inning by allowing an infield single. One pitch later, he allowed a line drive single to center field. Glasnow walked the third batter, but not before he picked off the runner at second base. He threw a wild ...

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Arizona Fall League
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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