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Morning Report: All-Star News and Prospect Notes

All-Star Josh Harrison. Photo Credit: David Hague
Morning Report: All-Star News and Prospect Notes
John Dreker

Josh Harrison was the lone representative of the Pittsburgh Pirates at last night's All-Star game in Miami. He came into the game on defense in the top of the sixth inning, playing second base in place of Daniel Murphy. Harrison batted in the bottom of the sixth inning against Ervin Santana and struck out with one out and a 1-1 score.

Harrison handled a routine grounder to start the seventh inning, which turned out to be his only defensive play of the game. In the bottom of the ninth, he had a chance to win the game with no outs and Yadier Molina on first base representing the winning run. He struck out for a second time, this at-bat against Craig Kimbrel. The game ended 2-1 in favor of the American League in ten innings.

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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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