AFL Recap 11/1: Three Hit Day For Grossman

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-5 to Surprise today.  Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and his fifth stolen base of the season.  Grossman now has a .385/.486/.637 line in 91 at-bats during the AFL season.  Jarek Cunningham went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Former Pirates prospect Nathan Adcock started for Surprise, throwing three shutout innings and allowing two hits.  Grossman went 1-for-2 against...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Four

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fourth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .381/.480/.655, 6 HR, 84 at-bats Grossman is in a three way tie to lead the league in homers.  He currently leads the league in games played (21), at-bats (84), hits (32), total bases (55), and walks (17).  He’s also in the top five in average, on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS. -Jarek...

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AFL Recap 10/28: Mesa Wins 10-3

The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-3 against Peoria today, although the two Pirates prospects that played didn’t factor in to the victory.  Robbie Grossman returned to action after a day off, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks.  Grossman now has a .370 average and a 1.111 OPS, with a 13:16 K/BB ratio.  Jarek Cunningham started at second base and went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Cunningham now has a .250 average on...

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AFL Recap 10/27: Inman Gives Up Walk Off HR to Harper

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale after a walk off homer from Bryce Harper off of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jeff Inman.  Inman, pitching in his second game in three days, came on to get the save for Mesa in the bottom of the ninth, up 7-5.  He gave up a lead off single to Mike Trout, then gave up a one out single two batters later, bringing Harper to the plate as the winning run.  After a wild pitch allowed runners to...

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AFL Recap 10/26: Cole Gets His Second Win

Gerrit Cole got his second win of the season today in the Arizona Fall League, after another strong start for the Mesa Solar Sox.  Cole pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on a walk and no hits, with four strikeouts.  Cole started off with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts in the second.  He gave up a two out walk in the third, but finished off the frame with a strikeout, his second of the inning and his fourth...

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