AFL Recap 11/12: Cole Gets Back on Track

The Mesa Solar Sox lost to Phoenix 8-2 today.  Gerrit Cole made his first start since his poor outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago today.  Cole got back on track, allowing one run on two hits in three innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  The lone run came in the first inning.  Cole gave up a leadoff walk to Anthony Gose, then allowed Gose to steal second in the next at-bat.  Gose scored on a ground out to third base...

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Gerrit Cole Pitches Today

Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will make a start today in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole will be making his first start since his rough outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago.  He will go up against Phoenix, with the game starting at 2:35 PM EST.

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AFL Recap 11/11: Rough Day For the Pirates Prospects

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-6 to Salt River tonight.  Jarek Cunningham was one of two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects to play.  He started at second base, and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.  Cunningham also recorded an error on the field, missing a catch.  Jeff Inman pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits, blowing Mesa’s one run lead at the time.  Inman was touching 95 MPH with his fastball again. We learned today that Robbie...

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Robbie Grossman Fractures Hamate Bone

Bad news out of the Arizona Fall League this week.  Kristy Robinson reports that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Robbie Grossman has fractured his hamate bone, and will have surgery to repair the injury later this week.  The injury will end Grossman’s AFL season, although he shouldn’t miss any time during the 2012 season. The big downside to a hamate injury is that it can sap a player of his power for about a year.  Grossman...

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Arizona Fall League Recap 11/10

The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-8 today against Phoenix.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects pitched today, while one hitter was in the lineup.  The pitchers were Nathan Baker and Michael Colla.  Baker had another rough outing, his fourth bad outing in his last five appearances, and his worst of the season.  The left hander allowed five runs on four hits in two innings, with two walks and a strikeout.  He came on in the fourth inning and gave...

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AFL Recap 11/9: Two Hits For Holt

The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River 8-4 today.  Brock Holt was the only Pirates prospect who played in the game.  He went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, while stealing his third base of the year.  Holt now has a .263/.440/.263 line in 19 at-bats, with three stolen bases in four attempts.

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