Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/14

All four Pirates hitters started today, while Aaron Pribanic and Brian Leach both made their first appearances, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 11-6 victory: -Tony Sanchez (.444) went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.  Sanchez started at catcher, batting fifth.  He didn’t see any stolen base attempts behind the plate. -Andrew Lambo (.214) started his third game in a row, playing in right field and batting sixth.  Lambo went...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13

Not much action for the Pirates prospects in the Arizona Fall League today, as Andrew Lambo was the only player to receive playing time.  Here is how he did, along with a note about Tony Sanchez: -Lambo followed up his 2-for-5 performance in game one by going 0-for-4 in the second game of the season, leaving three runners on base.  Lambo started in right field, and batted fourth this time. -Tony Sanchez is blogging about his...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/12

The Arizona Fall League began today with the Mesa Solar Sox taking on the Phoenix Desert Dogs.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared for Mesa: -Tony Sanchez started at catcher, batting sixth.  Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.  His single came in the top of the fourth, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch.  Defensively, Sanchez allowed a stolen base and a passed ball. -Andrew Lambo started in left field, batting 7th....

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Arizona Fall League Begins Today

The 2010 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison, and Andrew Lambo will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach will all join the Mesa pitching staff. The AFL is mostly filled with...

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Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn’t really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look at what might have been one of Neal Huntington’s best trades so far. The Dodgers acquired Dotel from the Pirates at the trade deadline in exchange for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo....

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