AFL: Should Josh Bell’s Lack of Power Worry Pirates Fans?
Oct27

AFL: Should Josh Bell’s Lack of Power Worry Pirates Fans?

The Scottsdale Scorpions played Monday afternoon with just one Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. Josh Bell got the start at first base, as Scottsdale won 6-2 over Surprise, moving them to 9-9 on the season with 14 games left. Shortly before the game started, Bell was named to the Arizona Fall Leagues Fall-Stars game. Catcher Elias Diaz and pitcher Adrian Sampson will also represent the Pirates in the game. It will be...

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Josh Bell and Elias Diaz Named to AFL Fall-Stars Game
Oct27

Josh Bell and Elias Diaz Named to AFL Fall-Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League announced the representatives for the annual Fall-Stars game to be held this Saturday night. Pitcher Adrian Sampson, first baseman Josh Bell and catcher Elias Diaz will represent the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in the game. The game usually has two players from each team, with a few teams sending one representative due to roster limitations. It normally isn’t based on results, more it’s a...

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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Leaves Game With Hand Injury
Oct26

Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Leaves Game With Hand Injury

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Alen Hanson singled in his first at-bat, then was hit by a pitch from Daniel Cabrera during his second plate appearance. The pitch hit Hanson on the hand and he immediately left the game. The early word on the injury was a swollen right hand, but no word on the severity of his injury or how much time he could miss. Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-5 with an RBI. His average dropped to .233 through 30 at-bats....

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Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes His Winter Debut
Oct26

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes His Winter Debut

In the Dominican Saturday night, Stolmy Pimentel made his winter league debut as the starting pitching for Estrellas de Oriente. He went three innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. Willy Garcia was in the opposing lineup against Pimentel. He walked in the only meeting between the two Pirates in the game. Garcia finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a walk. Mel Rojas Jr. was back in...

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AFL: Another Solid Performance From Joely Rodriguez
Oct25

AFL: Another Solid Performance From Joely Rodriguez

On Saturday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Joely Rodriguez took the hill for his fourth start of the season. He allowed one run over 2.1 innings in his first start and since then, Rodriguez had thrown seven shutout innings coming into Saturday. He didn’t throw shutout ball this time out, but he still had a strong outing. Dan Gamache was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the lineup. Elias Diaz was in the original...

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