Monday marked the start of the final two weeks of the Arizona Fall League season. Taylor Hearn was on the mound for the Glendale Desert Dogs, making his second start of the fall. Both Kevin Kramer and Logan Hill were in the lineup, as Glendale lost 4-3 to Peoria.

Hearn threw three shutout innings in his first start, but it was not an efficient outing. He walked three batters and had a high pitch count. This game ended up being quicker work, but not quite the results he saw last week. Hearn started the game with a fast first inning, picking up three outs on three fly balls.

The second inning started with a double from the lead-off hitter. That was followed by a wild pitch and an RBI single. With a little help from his fellow Pirates, he limited the damage. Hearn got a line out to Loga...

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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.