On Friday night in Arizona Fall League action, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost 3-1 to Surprise, dropping their record to 7-8 and putting them 3.5 games back of the division leading Mesa Solar Sox.
Gift Ngoepe was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted ninth and was at second base. He came into the game just 2-for-22 on the season. In his first AB in the third inning, Ngoepe came up with a man on first and no outs. On the sixth pitch, he grounded into a double play. In his second at bat leading off the sixth inning, Ngoepe lined out to left field. In his third plate appearance, he grounded out to for the first out of the eighth inning.
Ngoepe came up in the ninth with his team down by two runs. There were runners on first and second with one out. He grounde...
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