AFL Recap 11/12: Cole Gets Back on Track

The Mesa Solar Sox lost to Phoenix 8-2 today.  Gerrit Cole made his first start since his poor outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago today.  Cole got back on track, allowing one run on two hits in three innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  The lone run came in the first inning.  Cole gave up a leadoff walk to Anthony Gose, then allowed Gose to steal second in the next at-bat.  Gose scored on a ground out to third base...

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Gerrit Cole Pitches Today

Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will make a start today in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole will be making his first start since his rough outing in the AFL Rising Stars game one week ago.  He will go up against Phoenix, with the game starting at 2:35 PM EST.

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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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AFL Rising Stars Game Recap

The AFL Rising Stars game wasn’t kind to Gerrit Cole.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right hander was hit for two home runs and five runs total, getting just two outs before being lifted due to a single inning pitch limit. Cole started off by giving up a double to Kevin Mattison.  The ball bounced past the first baseman, and Mattison hustled his way to a double.  Cole’s next pitch was a 99 MPH fastball that Nick Franklin hit to...

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Watch Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman Tonight

We’ve heard a lot of good things coming out of the Arizona Fall League about Pittsburgh Pirates prospects Gerrit Cole and Robbie Grossman.  We’ve heard about Cole hitting triple digits with his fastball, with some reports saying his fastball has looked better than Stephen Strasburg’s.  We’ve seen the numbers that Robbie Grossman has put up, with seven homers in 100 at-bats after last night’s game. Tonight...

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