In the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday afternoon, Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows were in the lineup for Glendale. Meadows batted fifth and played right field, while McGuire batted seventh and caught. Newly-acquired Tevor Williams made his third appearance since coming to the Pirates from the Marlins. Glendale lost 6-2 to Salt River, dropping them to 8-8 on the season after a strong start.
In his first at-bat, Meadows grounded out to second base. He didn’t bat again until the fifth inning, flying out to left field for the first out. In the seventh, he popped out to shortstop. In the ninth, Meadows grounded out back to the pitcher on the first pitch, finishing his day 0-for-4 and giving him a .133 average in 11 games.
McGuire came into the game with a .333 average and singled in his first at-bat. In the fifth inning, he doubled in his second at-bat. In the seventh, he lined out to center field for the final out of the inning. In the ninth, McGuire came up with two outs, a 6-2 score and a man on first. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, he popped out to third base for the final out of the game. On defense, he allowed two stolen bases on two attempts. Glendale catchers as a group haven’t had much success throwing out base runners.
Trevor Williams came out of the bullpen with a man on third base in the sixth, two outs and the score was 6-1. He recorded the final out of the inning, them came out for the seventh. In his only full inning of work, he recorded three ground outs to three different infielders. He threw 17 pitches in his 1.1 innings, ten for strikes. It was the third appearance for Williams since joining the Pirates and he has retired all ten batters he has faced during that time.