Nancy Zinni

  • Analysis
    Leach / Hunter Rematch Goes to Leach

    Mesa Solar Sox� 7,� Scottsdale Scorpions� 6

    Rematch:� Brian Leach vs. Bryce Harper --� strikeout.� Way to go, Brian.

    The Scorpions jumped out to an early lead this afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, but the Solar Sox did not give up -- they chipped away at the lead for a come-from-behind win.� RF...

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    Pirates’ Pitchers Busy In Winter Leagues; Morton’s Debut

    Wednesday's winter league games with Pirates' players and friends...

    VENZUELAN LEAGUE

    Bravos de Margarita� 6,� Leones del Caracas� 4 -- Margarita starter Justin Thomas gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning on a walk and a home run.� He zipped through the 3rd inning, then allowed a single and a walk in the...

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    Harrison, Lambo, and Mercer Have A Banner Day

    Mesa Solar Sox� 18,� Peoria Saguaros� 9

    If you heard a lot of booming this afternoon, it might have come from the Solar Sox.� They posted a total of 22 hits on their way to 18 runs.� While the Saguaros recorded 15 hits, they managed only 9 runs.� Both teams also contributed to...

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    A Bit Of Winter League Action For Gonzalez

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in the winter leagues:

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina� 10,� Indios de Mayaguez� 8 -- SS Benji Gonzalez got into this game as a late-inning defensive replacement in the 7th inning.� He got one at-bat, but popped out to second base.� Los Gigantes scored 2 runs in...

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    Sanchez and Pribanic Can’t Bail Out Solar Sox

    Phoenix Desert Dogs� 8,� Mesa Solar Sox� 6

    A 5-run inning by Phoenix overcame an early Solar Sox lead this afternoon in the Arizona Fall League.� Each member of the Solar Sox' lineup except one had at least one hit in the game, including a single by C Tony Sanchez.

    Mesa jumped out...

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    Hamman Earns A Save In Venezuela

    A busy Sunday afternoon and evening in the winter leagues... the Arizona Fall League has the day off on Sundays.

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Navegantes del Magallanes� 2,� Caribes de Anzoategui� 0� --� Corey Hamman earned his first save of the winter season for Magallanes.� Hamman entered the game in the top of the 8th, with...

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    Harrison And Lambo Lead The Solar Sox

    Mesa Solar Sox� 7,� Surprise Rafters� 2

    Mesa batters piled up 5 runs over the first two innings, while their pitchers held the Rafters to just 3 hits in the Arizona Fall League this evening.� RF Andrew Lambo and LF Josh Harrison combined for 5 hits, 4 of which were for extra bases.

    Harrison...

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    Gimenez and Ryan Continue Hitting But LaRoche Doesn’t

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league games:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 4,� Caribes de Anzoategui� 2 -- Former Pirate farmhand Miguel Perez smacked a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the 8th after a single and a walk, driving in two runs to break a 2-2 tie and give...

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    Dominican And Puerto Rican Leagues Begin Play; Noris Homers

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican winter leagues open their seasons tonight.� So far, many of the teams in those leagues have only partial rosters or no rosters posted.

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina -- SS Benji Gonzalez (West Virginia Power in 2010), and former Indy Indian (2007) OF Luis Matos.

    Criollos de Caguas...

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    Wilson’s Tough Start For Solar Sox

    Peoria Saguaros� 6,� Mesa Solar Sox� 2

    A tough first inning for starter Justin Wilson put the Solar Sox into an early hole in Arizona Fall League play this afternoon.� The Saguaros began the game with three straight hits.� The first batter of the game, 2B Eduardo Escobar (White Sox), took Wilson's...