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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AFL Recap 11/8: More Inman Pitch F/X

The Mesa Solar Sox returned to action today after being rained out yesterday.  Mesa lost 13-3 to Peoria.  Robbie Grossman started in right field and hit leadoff.  Grossman went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.  He’s now got a .375/.472/.625 line in 104 at-bats.  Jarek Cunningham also started, playing second base.  Cunningham went 1-for-4. Jeff Inman pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Inman threw nine pitches, with five going for...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Five

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fifth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .370/.471/.630, 7 HR, 100 at-bats Grossman added another home run this week, and went 5-for-16 with a home run and three walks.  He played in the Rising Stars game on Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. -Jarek Cunningham: .243/.300/.457, 3 HR, 70 at-bats Cunningham only played twice...

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