Arizona Fall League

AFL: Alex McRae Throws Two Shutout Innings, As Surprise Fails to Clinch Division Title

McRae made quick work of Glendale over two shutout innings on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
AFL: Alex McRae Throws Two Shutout Innings, As Surprise Fails to Clinch Division Title
John Dreker

In the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday afternoon, the Surprise Saguaros lost 1-0 to Glendale on a day they could have clinched their division.

Two Pirates were in the starting lineup. Connor Joe was in left field and batted second. Eric Wood batted fourth and he was the designated hitter.

Joe grounded out to third base in the first inning. He walked to lead-off the fourth inning, then flew out to center field to end the fifth inning. Joe grounded out to third base again in the eighth. That left him 0-for-3 with a walk. He is 0-for-8 with four walks in his last three games.

Wood grounded out to second base to end the first inning, then singled with one out and Connor Joe on first base in the fourth inning. This was the first hit of the day for Surprise. Wood struck out swinging in t...

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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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