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 10/26: 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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AFL Recap 10/25: Grossman’s 6th HR, Inman PITCHfx

Robbie Grossman continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League today, going 1-for-4 at the plate with his sixth homer of the year.  The home run came in the third inning with one on, tying the game at 2-2 at the time.  Mesa would go on to lose 8-6 in ten innings.  Grossman’s six homers is tied for the league lead.  He also leads the league in slugging and OPS out of all batters with 50+ at-bats. Jeff Inman pitched an...

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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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