The Arizona League Fall-Stars game takes place tonight at 8 PM EST and it is televised on MLB Network. If you don’t get that channel, MLB.com will have a live feed of the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be represented by shortstop Cole Tucker and left-handed pitcher Blake Weiman.
I’ll be updating on Tucker and Weiman as the game goes along, so I posted early in case anyone wanted to watch and discuss the game full of top prospects throughout baseball.
Here’s a quick clip of Tucker taking BP today:
Cole Tucker BP pic.twitter.com/zHDjusnWBo
— Jason Pennini (@JasonPennini) November 3, 2018
MLB Pipeline named Weiman as the best control pitcher in this game. That mention can be found in this article.
UPDATE: Tucker is in on defense in the top of the sixth inning and was involved in the defense right away, collecting a putout and assist for the first two outs.
Nice at-bat by Tucker, turning on a 98 MPH fastball to drive a single through the right side, then he took second base on the throw to third. He scored one batter later on a triple to make it a 5-3 West lead.
Melvin Adon comes in throwing 98-100 but struggling to locate slider, gives up this hit to Pirates’ Cole Tucker on 98 mph: pic.twitter.com/JN1NdGmAPb
— Jacob Zweiback (@TheReelJZ) November 4, 2018
Blake Weiman now coming into the game in the top of the seventh with two outs and a man on first. He threw one 94 MPH fastball for a strike, but the runner was thrown out stealing. Tucker made a nice catch/tag on the play.
Weiman was back out for the eighth and struck out the first batter swinging on a fastball. The next hitter singled on the first pitch, hitting a grounder right down the third base line. That was it for Weiman, who ended up throwing seven total pitches. His fastball was 93-94 and his slider was 80-82.
Tucker struck out swinging in the eighth on a 100 MPH outside fastball.
West won on a walk-off single after a two-out triple tied the game.