Robbie Grossman Keeps Hitting, Jarek Cunningham Having Huge Day

Robbie Grossman is 2-for-3 so far in today's Arizona Fall League action, with a homer. That brings him to .373 with four homers in 51 at bats. Jarek Cunningham is having an even better day, going 3-for-3 with two homers and a triple. (He apparently was really slacking when he got that triple - why not a homer?) Nate Baker has allowed two runs in his only inning pitched.

UPDATE: Grossman went 2-for-4 with a walk, and Cunningham 3-for-5. Mike Colla pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed a bunch of runs. As usual in the AFL, offense is the theme. In case you need any context on that, check out the league leaders in hitting in the AFL. Even after today's outburst, Grossman is still only tenth in the league in OPS in a league that only has six teams. It's been a good performance, and it's great to hear that Grossman is making contact and hitting the ball with authority, because those are things he didn't look that great at even a few months ago, but at the same time, good numbers in 50 at-bats in the AZL aren't really much to flip out over. Not that anyone is too worried about the performances of Pirates pitchers other than Gerrit Cole, but those aren't necessarily worth flipping out about either if they don't look so good.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker