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 inning, Benedict made quick work of the side, needing just eight pitches to get two ground outs and a strikeout. His first five pitches were all fastballs and he hit 93 MPH twice. Benedict finished off the strikeout with three change-ups and a slow curveball on the last pitch for a swinging strike.
In the fourth inning, he gave up three hard hit balls, allowi...
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