AFL: Thornton and Benedict Combine For Four Shutout Innings
Nov01

AFL: Thornton and Benedict Combine For Four Shutout Innings

On Friday afternoon, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost for the eighth straight time, going down 6-3 to Surprise. There weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in the starting lineup, but a couple of their relievers sure made quite the impression in their two innings apiece.  Matt Benedict came out to pitch in the third inning. Surprise plays at a stadium with Pitch FX, so it gives you a more in depth recap of his outing. In the third...

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AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief
Oct28

AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost their fourth straight game, going down 4-0 to Peoria. They have been a streaky team this year, losing five in a row after winning on Opening Day, then winning five in a row prior to this current losing streak.  Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was at shortstop and batting second. Hanson lined out to right field in...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles
Oct24

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost to Mesa today by a 7-4 score, dropping their record to 7-7 on the season. Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup, Phil Irwin was the starter and Zack Thornton came out of the bullpen. Irwin ended up taking the loss. Alen Hanson was batting second and came up in the first inning with a man on first. He quickly made the score 2-0, belting his first homer of the AFL season. In his...

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AFL Recap: Two Hits For Dickerson, RBI For Hanson In Win
Oct22

AFL Recap: Two Hits For Dickerson, RBI For Hanson In Win

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 5-1 over Glendale on Monday night. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup, then two more came out of the bullpen before the night was done. Scottsdale had lost five in a row after winning their season opener, but they have played better recently. They are now 5-6 on the year.  Alen Hanson batted second and came into the game with a .286 average. He came up in the first with a man on...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct18

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by...

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