Garrison Continues to Impress

November 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

feat_afl_0040In a close game in Peoria, the Saguaros would edge the Solar Sox by a score of 2 to 1. The lone Mesa run would come from Shortstop and Cubs prospect Starlin Castro as he would hit a homer in the fourth inning to score first. The Saguaros would answer right away with a run of their own in that inning on a Brandon Hicks single that would score Matt McBride. The Saguaros would score again in the bottom of the fifth on a Lance Zawadzki single that would score Jose Vallejo. Pitcher Steve Garrison would throw three consecutive scoreless innings for the Saguaros as he continues to impress in the AFL after recovering from shoulder surgery last year. Read more

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Strasburg Goes Five Strikes Out Six

November 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

feat_afl_0039Stephen Strasburg would pitch his longest outing of the Arizona Fall League as he earns the victory against the Surprise Rafters. Strasburg would pitch five innings allowing only one earned run as he gets both offensive and pitching support from his Phoenix counterparts. Center fielder and Athletics’ prospect would go 2-for-5 with one run scored. First baseman and Washington Nationals’ prospect Chris Marrero would play as the designated hitter delivering five RBI as he shows off his hitting skills at the expense of the Rafters. Read more

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Mitchell on Fire Against Rafters

October 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

az_hardballThe Javelinas would provide an offensive assault as they defeat the Surprise Rafters by seven runs. Dodgers prospect Russ Mitchell would be hot at the bat as he would drive in five of the Peoria runs for the team. Mitchell would go three-for-five with a homerun, a double, two runs scored and no strikeouts. Left Fielder and Seattle prospect Dustin Ackley would come alive as well with 3 RBI of his own in the convincing victory for the Javelinas. Read more

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Close Games Across the Arizona Fall League

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

az_hardballThe Peoria Javelinas would travel to Phoenix to face the first place Desert Dogs at Phoenix Mini. The Javelinas would score first in the top of the second inning off of a one-run Jonathan Lucroy homerun. The Peoria bats would remain pretty quiet as the Desert Dogs were able to put up their first run in the seventh inning. In a big eighth inning, Peoria would manage to put four more runs on the board, adding a little insurance for the team. In the bottom of the eighth, Phoenix would gather three more runs but would not be enough to earn the lead as they lose the game by a run. Read more

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Padres Power Peoria

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

feat_afl_0038Grant Desme homers twice for the Phoenix Desert Dogs as they defeat the Peoria Javelinas by a score of 11 to 6. Desme has hit a total of ten homers thus far this AFL season with no signs of slowing down. Another top contributor for Phoenix was Oakland counterpart Corey Brown who went 2-for-5 with three RBI. For the Javelinas, Casper Wells would go yard, hitting a three-run shot in the bottom of the third inning. Winning pitcher Mitch Talbot of Tampa Bay would pitch four innings with three strikeouts but would suffer from a bad third inning as the Javelinas were able to gather up five runs in that inning of play. The remaining Phoenix pitchers would only allow one more run for the remainder of the game. Read more

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