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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.