In Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday afternoon, two Pirates were in the starting lineup, as Glendale won 9-5 to move their record to 7-3 on the season. Adam Frazier started at shortstop and batted lead-off. Austin Meadows was in left field and he was dropped to the seventh spot in the order. Cody Dickson also came into the game out of the bullpen.
Adam Frazier was coming off a bad game on Monday. He went 0-for-5, the only player for either team to not collect a hit. He also made an error, which led to an unearned run, and Glendale ended up losing by one run. Frazier didn’t take long to put that game behind him. Leading off on Tuesday, he doubled on the second pitch of the at-bat, then stole third base. In the third inning, his single put runners on the corners and the next batter hit a sacrifice fly for the first run of the game. He then scored on a double, which followed a balk.
In the fifth, Frazier walked and came around to score two batters later, tying the score at four runs apiece. He also batted in the sixth and failed to reach base for the first time, flying out to left field. In the eighth, Frazier drove in Glendale’s ninth run on a sacrifice fly. He went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, improving his average to .333 through 24 at-bats.
Austin Meadows came into Tuesday with a .125 average and .493 OPS in six games. He grounded out to first base in his first at-bat, then flew out to center field in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Glendale matched Mesa’s four spot in the bottom of the fourth and Meadows had a chance to add more with two outs and a runner on second base. He couldn’t come through, ending the inning with a strikeout swinging. In the eighth, he hit his first double of the AFL season, then scored two batters later. In the ninth, he popped out to first, ending his day 1-for-5.
Cody Dickson came out to pitch the fourth inning with Glendale holding on to a 2-0 lead. He walked the first batter on six pitches, then got a pop up to second base for the first out. The next batter singled to right field, which led to sacrifice fly for the first Mesa run. Dickson gave up another single and a walk before being removed from the game. He left with two outs and the bases loaded, and didn’t get any help from the reliever who followed him. Two hits later, it was 4-2 Mesa and all four runs were charged to Dickson. He came into the game with one run on one hit and two walks in three innings. Each prior appearance, he has thrown one inning. Dickson threw 29 pitches on Tuesday, 16 for strikes.