Neil Walker Off to a Quick Start in Venezuela; Arizona Fall League Throws Out First Pitch Tomorrow
By Tom Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Neil Walker has quickly shown he didn’t come all the way to Venezuela to look at the scenery. Walker has at least one hit in each of the first three games since play began on Friday.
Walker is playing for Bravos de Margarita (hell, let’s drink to that team name!) has four hits in eleven at bats, a walk and an RBI. Three of Walker’s hits were doubles. He has also walked twice and scored three runs.
You can follow Walker’s progress at this site. [MLB]
Other Pirates in the Venezulean League assigned to the Bravos de Margarita Club include RHPs Edgar Guiterrez and Wilson Ortiz and OF Jonel Pacheo.
Pirates bullpen coach Luis Dorante is the manager.
Pirates playing in the Arizona Fall League will be with Scottsdale once again. [MLB-Fall League-Scorpions]
The Scorpions open a two game series against the Peoria Saguaros.
Stephen Strausburg is the big name to watch and he will play with the Phoenix Desert Dogs who will arrive in Scottsdale on Thursday.
Players we will be watching will be:
IF Brian Friday and Chase D’Arnaud
OF Jose Tabata
LHPs Donnie Veal, Danny Moskos, and Tony Watson
Dates to remember: The AFL Rising Stars Game is November 7 and the AFL Championship is November 23.
Links to both Scottsdale and Bravos de Margarita/ Neil Walker have been added to the system link on the left of this screen.