Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez started tonight, as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-3:
-Andrew Lambo (.305) started in right field, batting sixth. He went 1-for-4 and had a fielding error.
-Tony Sanchez (.204) started at catcher, batting fifth. Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
-Brian Leach (0.00) pitched a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk, and one strikeout. Leach threw 16 pitches, with eight going for strikes.
Mesa plays Surprise tomorrow at 12:35 PM MST/2:35 PM EST.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.
I wonder if he has a great-great-great-great grandkid who has the same ability and wants to play for us…..lol