AFL: News and Notes For Glasnow, Bell and Others
Nov03

AFL: News and Notes For Glasnow, Bell and Others

Scottsdale took on Peoria on Monday afternoon, coming back from the Fall-Star weekend break. Dan Gamache was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the lineup. Josh Bell was originally in the starting lineup, but he was a late scratch. Gamache ended up going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts, as Scottsdale lost 6-5 to Peoria. With nine games left in the Arizona Fall League season, Scottsdale trails first place Salt River by six games. The...

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AFL: Josh Bell Reaches Base Four Times in Fall-Stars Game
Nov01

AFL: Josh Bell Reaches Base Four Times in Fall-Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League held their Fall-Stars game on Saturday night. The East squad had three Pittsburgh Pirates players on the roster, with Josh Bell in the starting lineup as the designated hitter. Catcher Elias Diaz and pitcher Adrian Sampson were also on the team. The East won the game 6-2. Bell came up to the plate in the second inning with a man on first(moved to second on a wild pitch) and two outs. He drew a six-pitch walk...

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AFL: Joely Rodriguez Takes On Mark Appel
Oct31

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Takes On Mark Appel

Scottsdale took on first place Salt River on Friday afternoon with Joely Rodriguez on the mound going up against Mark Appel, the Pittsburgh Pirates first round draft pick from 2012, who decided not to sign and returned to Stanford for his senior season. Rodriguez was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday and coming into the game, he had a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings, with 13 strikeouts and a .234 BAA. Rodriguez has...

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AFL: Tyler Glasnow Struggles With Command, Loses Shutout Streak
Oct30

AFL: Tyler Glasnow Struggles With Command, Loses Shutout Streak

Tyler Glasnow took the mound for Scottsdale on Thursday afternoon, making his fifth start in the Arizona Fall League. Coming into the game, he had three straight appearances in which he threw three shutout innings. The Scorpions ended up winning 7-5 to move to 10-11 on the season. There are 11 games left and they trail first place Salt River by five games. Glasnow walked the lead-off batter on a 3-2 pitch. He got the next hitter to...

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AFL: Thomas Harlan Strikes Out Seven, Two Hits For Elias Diaz in Loss
Oct28

AFL: Thomas Harlan Strikes Out Seven, Two Hits For Elias Diaz in Loss

Before getting into the game recap from Tuesday, there is an Arizona Fall League update for Friday afternoon. Originally, no Scottsdale games were listed on the tv schedule from the AFL site, but that was(and still is) wrong. Scottsdale will be on MLB Network Friday afternoon and Joely Rodriguez will be the starting pitcher. He was just named the AFL Pitcher of the Week. Two other interesting notes from that game. It is played in Salt...

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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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