The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-3 to Salt River today, giving up the losing run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Robbie Grossman extended his hitting streak to four games, going 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI. Jarek Cunningham got his first hit of the AFL season, hitting a two run homer in the second inning for his only hit of the day. The homer gave Mesa a 2-0 lead, which they held until the fourth inning. Grossman and Cunningham were the only two Pirates prospects to play today.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.