Tag: Matt Eckelman

Minor Moves: Luis Escobar Promoted to Indianapolis; Six Other Pitchers on...

It was reported by Jon Heyman last night that right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau will be promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. Right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes is reportedly on the way to join the Pirates today as well. We will have more on those moves when they are made official. For now, seven minor league pitchers […]
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AFL Season Recap: Cole Tucker and Will Craig Highlight the Fall...

The 2018 Arizona Fall League season wrapped up on Thursday for the Surprise Saguaros. The Pittsburgh Pirates originally selected eight players to go to the fall league. That number was down to six by the end of the season and the Pirates received mixed results from their players. We start with the early departures and […]
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AFL Recap: Will Craig Homers; Bryan Reynolds Drives in Two Runs

The Arizona Fall League entered the final three days of the season on Tuesday, as the Surprise Saguaros took on Glendale at home. Will Craig and Bryan Reynolds were in the lineup today and both contributed in the 9-2 win. Reynolds got the scoring started in this game with a first inning RBI single. He […]
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AFL Recap: Ninth Inning Comeback Falls Short for Saguaros

The Surprise Saguaros were eliminated from the Arizona Fall League playoff race on Wednesday. With six games left in the season, they took on first place Peoria on Friday night. Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig were in the lineup, and Matt Eckelman pitched out of the bullpen, as the Saguaros lost 4-2. Reynolds was in […]
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AFL Recap: All Six Pittsburgh Pirates Contribute in a 10-1 Win

The Surprise Saguaros took on Glendale on Tuesday afternoon, as the Arizona Fall League schedule winds down with just seven games left after today. The Saguaros faced playoff race elimination on this day, and they went with a lineup that included all three hitters from the Pittsburgh Pirates. By the end of the day, all […]
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AFL Recap: Saguaros Continue to Fall in Standings with Friday’s Loss

The Surprise Saguaros took on the Salt River Rafters on Friday afternoon in Arizona Fall League action. It was a slow day for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the league. All three hitters were on the bench, and Blake Weiman was unavailable due to being selected for the Fall-Stars game tomorrow night. The games were shortened […]
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AFL Recap: Saguaros Lose Back-to-Back Games to First Place Peoria

The Surprise Saguaros took on first place Peoria at home on Tuesday afternoon. They lost a tough one to Peoria yesterday, dropping them four games back in the standings with only 13 games left in the season. That made Tuesday’s contest a big game for the Saguaros. Cole Tucker was the only player from the […]
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AFL Recap: Will Craig and Cole Tucker Collect Two Hits Each...

The Surprise Saguaros came into Thursday’s action with a four-game losing streak. Nearing the halfway point of the 30-game season, they had a 5-8 record, which put them three games back in their division. The Saguaros had Cole Tucker, Will Craig and Bryan Reynolds all in the lineup on Thursday, as they took on last […]
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AFL Recap: Solid Day at the Plate for Cole Tucker

The Surprise Saguaros took on Scottsdale on Saturday afternoon. The Saguaros came into the game with a 5-4 record, which had them a game back in the division. Will Craig was in the lineup batting cleanup, while Cole Tucker was in the unfamiliar fifth spot in the order. Two other Pirates would get into the […]
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Live Discussion: Surprise Loses Arizona Fall League Opener 10-8

The Arizona Fall League begins today with a 3:35 PM EST start time. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be on the Surprise Saguaros this season. Dario Agrazal will be the starting pitcher today against Salt River. Cole Tucker is batting lead-off and Will Craig is batting fifth. We posted the AFL season preview over the weekend, […]
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