• AFL Recap 10/28: Mesa Wins 10-3

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-3 against Peoria today, although the two Pirates prospects that played didn't factor in to the victory.  Robbie Grossman returned to action after a day off, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks.  Grossman now has a .370 average and a 1.111 OPS, with a...

  • AFL Recap 10/27: Inman Gives Up Walk Off HR to Harper

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale after a walk off homer from Bryce Harper off of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jeff Inman.  Inman, pitching in his second game in three days, came on to get the save for Mesa in the bottom of the ninth, up 7-5.  He gave up a...

  • AFL Recap 10/26: Cole Gets His Second Win

    Gerrit Cole got his second win of the season today in the Arizona Fall League, after another strong start for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on a walk and no hits, with four strikeouts.  Cole started off with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts in...

  • AFL Recap 10/25: Grossman’s 6th HR, Inman PITCHfx

    Robbie Grossman continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League today, going 1-for-4 at the plate with his sixth homer of the year.  The home run came in the third inning with one on, tying the game at 2-2 at the time.  Mesa would go on to lose 8-6 in ten...

  • AFL Recap 10/24: Three More Hits for Grossman

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-3 today to Surprise.  In what is becoming a regular theme, Robbie Grossman had a big day, going 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  It was Grossman's eighth multi-hit game in his last ten games, and took his line to a .406 average and a 1.161...

  • Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Three

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their third week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: Grossman continued his hot hitting in week three of the Arizona Fall League. -Robbie Grossman continues to tear the cover off the ball, hitting for a .385/.474/.662 line in 65 at-bats...

  • AFL Recap 10/22: Another Big Day for Grossman

    Yesterday, Robbie Grossman went 0-for-3 in the Arizona Fall League, which was only his second game without a hit in 15 games this year.  The 0-for-3 day also broke his streak of six straight games with multiple hits.  Grossman got back on track today, leading Mesa to a 9-2 win with a...

  • AFL Recap 10/21: Jeff Inman Added to the AFL

    Jeff Inman made his AFL debut today. Last week, Phil Irwin left the Arizona Fall League due to tightness in his right forearm.  To replace Irwin on the roster, the Pirates sent Jeff Inman, who made his debut tonight in the fifth inning.  Inman was drafted by the Pirates in the 12th...

  • AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

    Cole got his first win today in the AFL. A lot of action in the Arizona Fall League today for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Three Pirates pitching prospects saw action, including starter Gerrit Cole, and Robbie Grossman had another big day at the plate, with his fifth homer of the AFL season....

  • AFL Recap 10/19: Brock Holt Makes His Debut

    Today marked the first day in the two week Arizona Fall League season that Robbie Grossman had a day off.  Grossman had started in every game for the Mesa Solar Sox, but was given an off-day today.  Jarek Cunningham was also given an off-day today, and that would have normally meant a...

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