Nick Gonzales was the only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to see action on Tuesday. Things were a bit more exciting on Wednesday night with Gonzales, Henry Davis and Blake Sabol all in action. Below is a recap of the night for all three players. Here’s the boxscore for the game.
Nick Gonzales was at shortstop and batting third. He struck out swinging to end the first inning, then reached on a fielder’s choice in the third. He reached on an infield single in the fifth, then got throw out attempting to steal. Gonzales tripled to lead off the seventh inning, then scored one batter later. He finished 2-for-4, 3B, run
Henry Davis caught and batted fifth. He doubled in a run in the second, then scored on a ground out. He struck out in the fourth, then brought in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He hit into a force out in the seventh, then stole second base. He finished 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, run
Blake Sabol was the DH and hit eighth. He hit the ground out in the second inning that scored Davis. Sabol was thrown out stealing to end the second. He walked in the fourth, then singled in the sixth. He walked again in the eighth. He finished 1-for-2, RBI, 2 BB
Surprise won 6-5 over Glendale to move to 2-1 on the season. They play tomorrow at 3:35 PM ET.
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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.