The Arizona Fall League version of the All-Star game took place on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players selected to the Fall-Stars game, Nick Gonzales, Henry Davis and Quinn Priester, who was unavailable because he pitched four innings/72 pitches on Friday. Here’s a quick recap of the game.
Gonzales started the game at second base and he batted ninth. He struck out swinging to end the second inning. He hit an RBI double in the fifth, in what was his only other at-bat. Video can be seen below.
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That was it for the Pirates, as Davis didn’t play. However, he did take batting practice and here’s a pretty good video of that.
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The National League won 9-3, though it should have gone down as a 7-3 victory. They played the bottom of the ninth to get more players in the game and the NL added two runs. Davis was one of five available players who didn’t get into the game.
The Surprise Saguaros resume play on Tuesday at 8:35 PM ET. The have already clinched first place and they will play in Sunday’s Championship game, which will be broadcast on MLB Network.
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