Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Three Shutout Frames for Taylor Hearn in His First Fall Start

Taylor Hearn made his first AFL start on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
AFL Recap: Three Shutout Frames for Taylor Hearn in His First Fall Start
John Dreker

The Glendale Desert Dogs dropped to a 7-9 record on Saturday, then came back with a win on Monday behind strong pitching from Mitch Keller. They got strong pitching once again from a familiar face, but they ended up losing to Scottsdale 6-2 on Tuesday.

Taylor Hearn made his first Arizona Fall League start on Tuesday and threw three shutout innings. It wasn't the most efficient performance, but he allowed just one hit on the day. Hearn gave up a lead-off single to start the game. He got the first out on a fly ball, but then issued his first walk. That was followed by a double steal, putting two runners in scoring position with one out. Hearn then settled down and did his best work. He struck out the next two batters to strand both runners.

In the second inning, he retired the side in ...

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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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