October 31 Arizona Fall League Report


Game 1

June 11, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina third basemen Colin Moran (18) gets ready to make a throw during the 5th inning against the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Chapel Hill Super Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels defeated the Gamecocks 5-4. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Glendale Desert Dogs frightened the daylights out of the Peoria Javelinas with a 10-2 victory on Hallowe’en. The offense was led by Dodgers’ catcher Chris O’Brien who went two for five, hitting a grand slam home run. Travis Mattair had three hits for Glendale including a double and two RBI while Yorman Rodriguez, Colin Moran and Brandon Jacobs each also had two hits. Jamie Walczak got the start and went three scoreless innings while Kevin Vance pitched a pair of shutout innings. The only runs came off of A.J. Achter who gave up two runs via a home run by Cory Spangenberg in the eighth inning.

Spangenberg supplied almost the entire offense for Peoria, going three for three with the home run. The pitching did not hold up either as Kyle Hunter started and gave up four runs (three earned) in three innings and Mike Nesseth surrendered five more in just two innings of work. Alex Sogard pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two for the Javelinas.

Glendale Desert Dogs


Byron Buxton (MIN) – 1/4, R, 2 BB, SB, PO, CS
Jared Mitchell (CWS) – 1/5, K
Marcus Semien (CWS) – 1/4, K
Yorman Rodriguez (CIN) – 2/5, R, RBI, 2 K, CS
Colin Moran (MIA) – 2/5, 2 R, RBI, 2 K
Brandon Jacobs (CWS) – 2/4, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Travis Mattair (CIN) – 3/5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Chris O’Brien (LAD) – 2/5, R, HR, 4 RBI, K
Danny Black (MIA) – 1/4, R, BB, 2 K


Jamie Walczak (CIN) – W, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Jarret Martin (LAD) – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
Kevin Vance (CWS) – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Edgar Olmos (MIA) – 1 IP, 2 K
A.J. Achter (MIN) – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 HR
Nick Wittgren (MIA) – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Peoria Javelinas


Delino DeShields (HOU) – 1/3, R, BB, SB, PO
Cory Spangenberg (SD) – 3/3, R, HR, 2 RBI, E
Austin Hedges (SD) – 0/3, BB
Tommy Medica (SD) – 0/3, BB, K
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC) – 0/3, BB, K
JorgeBonifacio (KC) – 0/4, 3 K
Aaron Altherr (PHI) – 0/4, K
Cameron Perkins (PHI) – 0/1
Stefen Romero (SEA) – 0/1
Orlando Calixte (KC) – 1/3, 2B


Kyle Hunter (SEA) – L, 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Mike Nesseth (PHI) – 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 K
Noel Arguelles (KC) – 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K
Dennis O’Grady (SD) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Alex Sogard (HOU) – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Kyle Simon (PHI) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Game 2

Apr 24, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Michael Roth (51) throws during the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Mesa Solar Sox defeated the Scottsdale Scorpions again on Thursday, this time by a score of 7-3. Angels prospect Michael Roth went four strong innings, giving up just one run on four hits and struck out one. Following him was Blaine Hardy who pitched two excellent innings, giving up a pair of hits and striking out four. Each of the last three pitchers, Armando Rivero, Jeff Urlaub and Ryan Dull pitched one inning and struck out although Dull surrendered Scottsdale’s two other runs in the ninth. Nationals prospect Brian Goodwin went deep for the Solar Sox, driving in a pair while Angels farmhand C.J. Cron went three for four with a pair of RBI. Catcher David Freitas also had three hits, scoring twice and adding a walk while shortstop Addison Russell went two for four with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

For Scottsdale, the club couldn’t capitalize on a good start by Yankees prospect Vidal Nuno who pitched five scoreless innings, walking one, giving up just two hits and striking out five. Brett Gerritse was charged with three runs in just one-third of an inning while Juan Jaime was charged with three runs over two-thirds of an inning. Cory Vaughn, Kyle Kubitza and Peter O’Brien each had two hits with O’Brien coming through with runners on, hitting a double and driving in two.

Scottsdale Scorpions


Alen Hanson (PIT) – 1/4, R
Jarrett Parker (SF) – 1/4, RBI, 2 K
Cory Vaughn (NYM) – 2/4, K, SB
Robby Hefflinger (ATL) – 1/4, R, K

Angel Villalona (SF) – 0/4, K
Kyle Kubitza (ATL) – 2/4, R, K
Peter O’Brien (NYY) – 2/4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Aderlin Rodriguez (NYM) – 0/4, K
Gift Ngoepe (PIT) – 0/3, 3 K


Vidal Nuno (NYY) – 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K
Brett Gerritse (NYY) – L, 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 HR
Fred Lewis (NYY) – 2/3 IP, 1 H
Juan Jaime (ATL) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K
James Pazos (NYY) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Chasen Bradford (NYM) – 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Mesa Solar Sox


Brian Goodwin (WAS) – 1/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 K
Addison Russell (OAK) – 2/4, R, RBI, BB, CS
Kris Bryant (CHC) – 1/4, 2 R, BB, 2 K
C.J. Cron (LAA) – 3/4, 2 RBI, K
Taylor Lindsey (LAA) – 0/4, BB, K
Jorge Soler (CHC) – 1/3, RBI, BB
Albert Almora (CHC) – 0/4, K
Max Muncy (OAK) – 1/3, R, BB, K
David Freitas (OAK) – 3/3, 2 R, BB


Michael Roth (LAA) – 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K
Blaine Hardy (DET) – W, 2 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Armando Rivero (CHC) – 1 IP, 2 K
Jeff Urlaub (OAK) – 1 IP, 2 K
Ryan Dull (OAK) – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 K

Game 3

March 17, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Drew Hutchison (69) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

In another one-sided game, the Salt River Rafters pounded the Surprise Saguaros 10-0. Salt River starter had an outstanding outing, going five scoreless innings and giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out three. Toronto’s Marcus Stroman had a remarkable, perfect inning in the eighth, needing just six pitches to retire the side. On the offensive side, Jacob Wilson hit the team’s only home run, a three run blast and added a single and drove in another run for a four-RBI game. Tim Wheeler from Colorado had an outstanding day, going five for five with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Catcher Derrick Chung went three for four with a double and scoring twice to bring his batting average for the AFL up to .429.

The Rafters got to Surprise starter Tyler Cravy early, lighting him up for five runs on four hits and two walks in just two and a third innings. His successor, Nick McBride was charged with two runs in one and two-thirds innings and Keith Couch gave up a pair of runs over two innings at the end of the game. The Saguaros hitters only managed to get four hits combined, two of which (a single and a double) came off the bat of Texas prospect Jorge Alfaro.

Surprise Saguaros


Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 1/3, BB
Mookie Betts (BOS) – 0/4
Garin Cecchini (BOS) – 0/3, BB
Henry Urrutia (BAL) – 0/4, K
Jorge Alfaro (TEX) – 2/4, 2B
Brett Nicholas (TEX) – 1/4, 2B
Dariel Alvarez (BAL) – 0/3
Adam Weisenburger (MIL) – 0/3, 2 K
Derrik Gibson (BOS) – 0/3, K


Tyler Cravy (MIL) – L, 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Nick McBride (TEX) – 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt West (TEX) – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K
Noe Ramirez (BOS) – 1 IP, 2 K
Keith Couch (BOS) – 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R

Salt River Rafters


James Ramsey (STL) – 1/3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Ryan Brett (TB) – 0/4, K
Andy Burns (TOR) – 1/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Stephen Piscotty (STL) – 1/5, RBI, K
Kyle Parker (COL) – 2/5, R, K, E
Tim Wheeler (COL) – 5/5, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI
Nick Ahmed (ARI) – 0/5, R, 2 K
Jacob Wilson (STL) – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RB
Derrick Chung (TOR) – 3/4, 2 R, 2B, K


Drew Hutchison (TOR) – W, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Cole White (COL) – 1 IP, 1 BB
Tyler Matzek (COL) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Marcus Stroman (TOR) – 1 IP
Matt Stites (ARI) – 1 IP, 1 H