Arizona Fall League Recap 11/10

The Mesa Solar Sox won 10-8 today against Phoenix.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects pitched today, while one hitter was in the lineup.  The pitchers were Nathan Baker and Michael Colla.  Baker had another rough outing, his fourth bad outing in his last five appearances, and his worst of the season.  The left hander allowed five runs on four hits in two innings, with two walks and a strikeout.  He came on in the fourth inning and gave...

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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 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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