AFL Recap 11/3: Rough Day For The Pitchers

The Mesa Solar Sox won 8-7 today against Phoenix.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers made appearances tonight.  Nathan Baker took over in the sixth inning, coming on with two outs.  Baker gave up a double, followed by two singles to tie the game at 2-2.  He returned to the mound in the 7th, giving up two walks in the first three batters of the inning.  Baker was saved on a play at the plate after giving up a single to the next batter....

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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 10/27: 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 10/24: Three More Hits for Grossman

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-3 today to Surprise.  In what is becoming a regular theme, Robbie Grossman had a big day, going 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  It was Grossman’s eighth multi-hit game in his last ten games, and took his line to a .406 average and a 1.161 OPS in 69 at-bats on the season.  Jarek Cunningha also got a start, but went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, and a sacrifice fly RBI. Nathan Baker took the mound for...

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Three

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their third week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman continues to tear the cover off the ball, hitting for a .385/.474/.662 line in 65 at-bats this season.  Grossman went 8-for-17 this week, with two homers in two games, both leading off the first inning.  He also added six walks this week. Grossman is tied for the league lead in homers with five on the...

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