The Fall Instructional League started this week and the Pittsburgh Pirates played their first home game on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees. We posted the schedule for the league and the roster for team one for the Pirates. A second team will begin play on Saturday and an updated roster should be out soon. No scores are kept in these Instructional League games, but I was told the Pirates bats were doing a lot of damage. Adrian Sampson pitched two innings in relief of Shane Carle, who started the game and only pitched the first inning.

The starting lineup included Austin Meadows, JaCoby Jones, Willy Garcia and Jose Osuna. They played five innings, while an entire new group came on to finish the game. Included in that group was Raul Siri, who had a terrific season in the DSL this ye...

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