Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: 3-Hit Night for Carter Bins in the AFL, More

Tuesday night was a rough one in the AFL for a left-handed Pirate pitching prospect
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Carter Bins (80) poses for photos
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Carter Bins (80) poses for photos / Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Carter Bins stays hot at the plate, while Nick Dombkowski struggles on the mound. Recapping Tuesday night's Pittsburgh Pirates prospect action from the Arizona Fall League.

The Salt River Rafters found themselves in a high scoring affair in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday night. Bullpen struggles, which included a disastrous outing from a Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect, led to a 12-10 loss against the Surprise Saguaros. With the loss, the Rafters are now 9-11 on the season.

The only Pirate prospect in the lineup for the Rafters on Tuesday night was catcher Carter Bins. Bins had a big game for the Rafters, going 3-for-5 with his 3rd double of the AFL season. Bins also drove in a run and scored twice.

Despite struggling in the regular season, Bins has hit the ball extremely well in the AFL. Through 30 plate appearances, he is hitting .357/.400/.679 with 3 doubles, 2 home runs, a walk, 9 strikeouts, and he's been hit by a pitch.

Left-handed relief pitching prospect Nick Dombkowski pitched for the Rafters. Dombkowski took over in the 6th inning with the Rafters leading 6-2. Well, unfortunately, following a poor outing from Dombkowski the lead would no longer be in tact.

The lefty faced 5 batters and recorded just a single out. He allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, a walk, and a home run allowed. While only 1 of the 3 runs Dombkowski allowed was an earned run, the unearned runs came due to an error he committed. He now owns a 5.40 ERA n 6.2 innings pitched in the AFL.

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