AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale
Nov14

AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale

On the last day of the Arizona Fall League regular season, the Scottsdale Scorpions dropped their seventh straight game, going down 3-2 to Salt River. They finished the season with a 10-21 record, worst in the AFL.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup on Thursday. Alen Hanson was in the lead-off spot, with Alex Dickerson hitting fifth and in right field, while Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting eighth....

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Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Polanco, Home Run For Sands
Nov14

Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Polanco, Home Run For Sands

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two singles, two RBIs and a walk in his team’s 4-3 win. He also stole his second base of the season. In 70 ABs over 19 games, he has a .343/.459/.600 slash line, with 15 walks, 17 RBIs and 19 strikeouts. Oscar Tejeda pinch-hit in the ninth inning against Polanco’s team and reached on an error. He is now 8-for-31 on the season in nine games. Matt Hague...

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AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss
Nov13

AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss

On Wednesday night in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale lost their 20th game, dropping an 8-5 decision to Salt River. It was the sixth straight loss for the Scorpions, who at one time had a 7-6 record. Since then, they are 3-14, leaving them with the worst record in the AFL.  Alex Dickerson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was batting fifth and playing left field. In his first AB, Dickerson grounded...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras
Nov13

Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI in his team’s 5-1 win. Both the walk and single came off Jose Contreras, who walked and got a fly ball out from Polanco last time they faced each other a month ago. Polanco is hitting .328 in 18 games, with 15 runs scored, 15 RBI’s and 14 walks. He ranks second in the DWL with a 1.041 OPS. Matt Hague played for the first time in...

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AFL: Phil Irwin Makes His Final Fall Start
Nov12

AFL: Phil Irwin Makes His Final Fall Start

In Arizona Fall League action from Tuesday afternoon, Phil Irwin made his final start for Scottsdale and ran into trouble after being spotted a big early lead. Tyler Waldron followed him and picked up the loss in the 9-7 defeat to Surprise, dropping the Scorpions to 10-19 on the season.  Phil Irwin came into the game with a 1-2, 7.71 record in four starts, allowing 15 hits and five walks, while striking out 11 in 11.2 innings. The...

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