October 30 Arizona Fall League Report

Game 1

April 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels infielder Taylor Lindsey (79) hits in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Mesa Solar Sox brought their “A-Game” on Wednesday, shutting out the Scottsdale Scorpions 7-0. The offense was led by Matt Skole who hit a home run, drove in two runs and drew a walk. Taylor Lindsey of the Angels also had a pair of RBI coming on a pair of hits while Brian Goodwin, Tyler Collins and Jett Bandy each had two hits. Cubs prospect Dallas Beeler threw the first four shutout innings, giving up just two hits and striking out one. Richie Mirowski threw two more innings before Kenny Faulk, Seth Frankoff and Mike Morin each took an inning to finish the game.

Scottsdale starter Phil Irwin was light up for three runs on three hits and three walks in four innings while Tyler Wladron relieved him and coughed up another two runs in his inning. Cody Hall was touched up for another two runs but they were unearned. The club only had five hits as a team but Jarrett Parker drew a pair of walks to go with a single.

Mesa Solar Sox

Hitting:

Brian Goodwin (WAS) – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
Addison Russell (OAK) – 1/4, R, 2B, K, SB
Taylor Lindsey (LAA) – 2/5, 2 RBI
Devon Travis (DET) – 0/4, BB
Tyler Collins (DET) – 2/4, R, BB
Steven Souza Jr. (WAS) – 1/5, R, 2 K
Matt Skole (WAS) – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, E
Wes Darvill (CHC) – 1/5, 2 R, K
Jett Bandy (LAA) – 2/4, RBI, K

Pitching:

Dallas Beeler (CHC) – W, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Richie Mirowski (WAS) – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 K
Kenny Faulk (DET) – 1 IP, 2 BB
Seth Frankoff (OAK) – 1 IP, 2 K
Mike Morin (LAA) – 1 IP, 1 BB

Scottsdale Scorpions

Hitting:

Mason Williams (NYY) – 1/4, 2B, K
Elmer Reyes (ATL) – 1/4, K
Tommy La Stella (ATL) – 1/4, E
Cory Vaughn (NYM) – 0/4, K, E
Addison Maruszak (NYY) – 0/3, BB
Jarrett Parker (SF) – 1/2, 2 BB
Angel Villalona (SF) – 0/4
Aderlin Rodriguez (NYM) – 1/3
Cam Maron (NYM) – 0/3, 2 K

Pitching:

Phil Irwin (PIT) – L, 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 K, 1 HR
Tyler Waldron (PIT) – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R
Cody Hall (SF) – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER)
Shae Simmons (ATL) – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Derek Law (SF) – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
John Cornely (ATL) – 1 IP, 3 BB, 1 K

Game 2

Jun 16, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators short stop Nolan Fontana (4) celebrates after sliding into home with his teammate left fielder Justin Shafer (16) as South Carolina Gamecocks catcher Dante Rosenberg (18) recovers from the play during the third inning of game four of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

The Peoria Javelinas had a big four-run third inning to give themselves the lead and never looked back, beating the Glendale Desert Dogs 7-5. Stefen Romero had the big hit for the Javs with a three-run home run in the third inning. He added a double and an RBI on the way to a four-RBI night. Chris Taylor also hit a home run and Nolan Fontana had a two-hit night, scoring twice and adding two walks. Brandon Maurer gave up three runs in his four innings but also struck out six batters while Adys Portillo gave up the other two runs (only one was earned) over two innings. Jonas Dufek and Ken Giles held down the fort for the last three innings to complete the victory.

For Glendale, it was Stephen McCray who gave up both home runs on the way to five runs (although only one was earned) over three innings. The batters only managed to get six hits on the night including a two-run single from Miami’s Colin Moran and a triple from Jared Mitchell (who also struck out three times).

Peoria Javelinas

Hitting:

Chris Taylor (SEA) – 1/4, 2 R, HR, RBI
Nolan Fontana (HOU) – 2/3, 2 R, 2 BB, K
JorgeBonifacio (KC) – 1/4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Japhet Amador (HOU) – 0/4, RBI, SF
Stefen Romero (SEA) – 2/5, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, K
Jonathan Meyer (HOU) – 0/4, R
Jake Lowery (CLE) – 1/4, 3B, RBI, 2 PB
Cameron Perkins (PHI) – 1/4, CS
Lane Adams (KC) – 1/2, R, 2B, 2 BB, K

Pitching:

Brandon Maurer (SEA) – W, 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Adys Portillo (SD) – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
Jonas Dufek (HOU) – 2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Ken Giles (PHI) – 1 IP, 2 BB

Glendale Desert Dogs

Hitting:

Brent Keys (MIA) – 1/3, R, 2 BB, K
Marcus Semien (CWS) – 1/3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Colin Moran (MIA) – 1/3, 2 RBI, BB, E
Corey Seager (LAD) – 0/4, 2 K
Eddie Rosario (MIN) – 1/4, RBI
Jared Mitchell (CWS) – 1/4, R, 3B, 3 K
Max Kepler (MIN) – 0/4, RBI, 2 K
Brian Cavazos-Galvez (LAD) – 0/4, 2 K
Tucker Barnhart (CIN) – 1/3, R, 2B, BB

Pitching:

Stephen McCray (CWS) – L, 3 IP, 3 H, 5 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR
Trevor May (MIN) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Chad Rogers (CIN) – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
Yimi Garcia (LAD) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K
Colby Suggs (MIA) – 1 IP, 1 BB
Chris Bassitt (CWS) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Game 3

Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina League center fielder Tyler Naquin (6) during the home run derby of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Suprise Saguaros staged an epic comeback, shredding the Salt River Rafters’ bullpen for all twelve runs after being down 6-0 for a huge 12-6 win. While starter Sam Gaviglio was strong for Salt River, going five shutout innings and giving up just two hits and two walks with six strikeouts, the breakdown started in the sixth with three unearned runs scoring against Mike Montgomery, two earned runs against Anthony Ferrara, three earnies against Henry Garcia and four runs (all earned) against Jake Barrett. The Blue Jays’ Andy Burns played left field for the first time in his pro career and went three for three with two doubles, a walk, a stolen base and two RBI. Colorado’s Kyle Parker went two for five with a pair of doubles as well.

While poor control got Surprise starter Will Lamb into trouble, the bullpen picked him up to give the batters a chance to win the game. Lamb only got through two and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks. The best night was Branden Kline who went two shutout innings and struck out four batters. The hitters launched three home runs on the night, one from Tyler Naquin (who also scored three, drove in two and threw Andy Burns out at second base from center field), one from Travis Shaw who went three for five with two runs scored and four RBI and a two-run shot from Ryan Rua.

Salt River Rafters

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson (TOR) – 0/5, K
Ryan Brett (TB) – 1/4, 2 R, 2B, BB, K
Andy Burns (TOR) – 3/3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SB
James Ramsey (STL) – 0/1
Kyle Parker (COL) – 2/5, R, 2 2B, 2 K
Tim Wheeler (COL) – 1/4, BB, K
Richie Shaffer (TB) – 0/2, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Cristhian Adames (COL) – 1/3, R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K, E
Mike Freeman (ARI) – 2/3, R, BB, SB
Luke Maile (TB) – 0/3, RBI, 2 K

Pitching:

Sam Gaviglio (STL) – 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
Mike Montgomery (TB) – 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (0 ER), 1 K
Anthony Ferrara (STL) – 2/3 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 BB
Henry Garcia (ARI) – L, 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 HR
Jake Barrett (ARI) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 HR
Dean Kiekhefer (STL) – 1/3 IP

Surprise Saguaros

Hitting:

Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 2/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, OF Asst.
Joe Wendle (CLE) – 1/4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Mitch Haniger (MIL) – 0/4, R, RBI, BB, K
Travis Shaw (BOS) – 3/5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, K
Jason Rogers (MIL) – 1/4, BB, 2 K
Jonathan Schoop (BAL) – 0/3, BB
Michael Ohlman (BAL) – 0/3, R, BB, K, E
Ryan Rua (TEX) – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Derrik Gibson (BOS) – 0/2, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Pitching:

Will Lamb (TEX) – 2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 1 K
Tim Berry (BAL) – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H,1  R, 1 BB, 2 K
Shawn Armstrong (CLE) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Branden Kline (BAL) – W, 2 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Tyler Sturdevant (CLE) – 1 IP
David Goforth (MIL) – 1 IP, 1 H,1  BB, 1 K