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 OPS in 69 at-bats on the season.  Jarek Cunningha also got a start, but went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, and a sacrifice fly RBI. Nathan Baker took the mound for...

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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: -Robbie Grossman continues to tear the cover off the ball, hitting for a .385/.474/.662 line in 65 at-bats this season.  Grossman went 8-for-17 this week, with two homers in two games, both leading off the first inning.  He also added six walks this week. Grossman is tied for the league lead in homers with five on the...

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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 big day out of the leadoff spot.  Playing as the designated hitter, Grossman went 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base. He led...

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

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 round of the 2009 draft, and was given an over-slot bonus to sign.  Prior to the season, Inman was seen as a potential first round pick, and one of the best college juniors in the draft class....

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AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

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. Grossman’s homer came to lead off the game, and was part of a 2-for-4 performance, which also featured three RBIs and a stolen base.  On the season, Grossman is hitting for a...

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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 lineup without any Pirates prospects for the first time this season.  That wasn’t the case, as Brock Holt made his 2011 Arizona Fall League debut,...

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