On Friday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions were shutout 1-0 by Glendale. The Scorpions had just four base runners all night, collecting two singles, a double and a walk.

Alex Dickerson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the lineup on Friday night. He moved up to third in the batting order and he was in right field. Dickerson has been switching back and forth between right and left field.

In his first at bat, Dickerson grounded out weakly to shortstop. He came up in the fourth and drove the ball well to deep center field, but it was caught near the warning track. Through four innings, Glendale's Alex Meyer had not allowed a hit. By the time he came up leading off the seventh inning, Dickerson's team had picked up one base hit and they were only down by...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.