AFL Recap: Curry Doubles; Santos and Ngoepe Get Starts

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 4-0 tonight against Salt River. Here are the breakdowns of how the Pirates prospects did. **Matt Curry started at first base and hit cleanup. Curry went 1-for-4 with a double, which was his second double of the week. **Gift Ngoepe got the start at shortstop. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout at the plate. On the field he was part of two double plays, starting one of those. He was also caught...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Season Recap: Second Base

Neil Walker was the steady glove at second base for the majority of the season. He appeared in 101 of the first 103 games over the first four months before an injury forced Walker to end his 2012 season early. Walker was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his low back, which forced his to miss 16 straight games from August 27th-September 4th. Manager Clint Hurdle called upon rookie Brock Holt, who filled the void primarily in his...

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AFL Recap: Five Pirates Prospects Get in to Game Action

The Pirates prospects had a busy day in the AFL, with five of the seven players making an appearance in tonight’s 6-5 victory for Scottsdale. **Adalberto Santos hit second and played second base. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. **Matt Curry was the DH and batted third. Curry went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. **Gift Ngoepe hit ninth and played shortstop. Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and three...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Arizona Fall League Preview

The 2012 Arizona Fall League begins Tuesday, with the Scottsdale Scorpions playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Scorpions this year.  Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Vic Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, and Tyler Waldron will all join the Scottsdale pitching staff. The AFL is...

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Pirates Send Five to the Arizona Fall League

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending five players to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The five players selected this year are Adalberto Santos, Gift Ngoepe, Matt Curry, Brandon Cumpton and Tyler Waldron. Santos has put up an impressive season, hitting for a .344/.433/.439 line in 212 at-bats with Altoona. The 2010 22nd round pick missed some time with an injury this year, but was hitting before the injury and didn’t...

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