Aug 20, 2013; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Fort Myers Miracle center fielder Byron Buxton (7) singles during the first inning against the Charlotte Stone Crabs at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buxton Goes Deep: October 14 Arizona Fall League Report


Apologies for the late report. Yesterday was Canadian Thanksgiving and I was out at a lovely dinner with friends for turkey-coma-inducing goodness.

Game 1

The Glendale Desert Dogs, buoyed by excellent pitching and Byron Buxton‘s first Arizona home run, defeated the Peoria Javelinas 5-1. Buxton went two for four with two RBI and Micah Johnson, Yorman Rodriguez and Max Kepler each had a pair of hits. Alex Meyer started for the Desert Dogs and threw two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Peoria starter Kyle Hunter gave up two runs over three innings but it’s amazing that he didn’t get lit up for more, surrendering eight hits and a walk. Peoria only got six hits off of the Glendale staff and no one player had more than one hit although Jorge Bonifacio and Austin Hedges each hit a double.

Peoria Javelinas

Hitting:

Cory Spangenberg (SD) – 0/4, 2 K
Nolan Fontana (HOU) – 0/4, 2 K
Stefen Romero (SEA) – 1/3, BB, 2 K, CS
Austin Hedges (SD) – 1/4, 2B
Jorge Bonifacio (KC) – 1/4, R, 2B
Aaron Altherr (PHI) – 0/4, 2 K
Tommy Medica (SD) – 1/3, 2 K, E
Patrick Kivlehan (SEA) – 1/3
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC) – 1/3, RBI

Pitching:

Kyle Hunter (SEA) – L, 3 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB
Mike Nesseth (PHI) – 2 IP, 1 K
Keyvius Sampson (SD) – 1 IP
Austin Wright (PHI) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Dominic Leone (SEA) – 1 1/3 IP, 2 K

Glendale Desert Dogs

Hitting:

Micah Johnson (CWS) – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, K, CS
Byron Buxton (MIN) – 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, E
Colin Moran (MIA) – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Yorman Rodriguez (CIN) – 2/4, R
Corey Seager (LAD) – 1/4, RBI
Brian Cavazos-Galvez (LAD) – 0/3, BB
Max Kepler (MIN) – 2/4, R
Chris O’Brien (LAD) – 1/4, R, 2B
Danny Black (MIA) – 1/4, RBI, K

Pitching:

Alex Meyer (MIN) – W, 2 IP, 3 K
A.J. Achter (MIN) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Trevor May (MIN) – 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K
Chris Bassitt (CWS) -1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Pedro Baez (LAD) -1 IP, 2 K
Yimi Garcia (LAD) – 1 IP, 1 K
Kevin Vance (CWS) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Game 2

In a sloppily played game, the Mesa Solar Sox defeated the Scottsdale Scorpions 7-6. Leading the charge for Mesa was Brian Goodwin who hit a pair of doubles while Tyler Collins and Adrian Nieto each had a pair of hits. Taylor Lindsey, from the Angels organization, hit the game’s only home run. The New York Yankees’ Vidal Nuno had a mixed start, going two and two-thirds innings and giving up four runs on five hits although two of those runs were unearned and he struck out five. His teammates didn’t help him out in the field, making six errors including two each by shortstop Alen Hanson and third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez. Robby Hefflinger had a pair of hits, as did Tyler Austin and Andrew Susac.

Mesa Solar Sox

Hitting:

Addison Russell (OAK) – 1/5, R, K
Brian Goodwin (WAS) -2/4, R, 2 2B, K
Devon Travis (DET) – 1/5, 2 R, RBI, K, SB, E
Kris Bryant (CHC) – 1/4, R, RBI, SB, SF
Taylor Lindsey (LAA) – 1/5, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Jorge Soler (CHC) – 1/5, 2B, 2 K
Tyler Collins (DET) – 2/5, K, CS
Max Muncy (OAK) – 1/5
Adrian Nieto (WAS) – 2/4, R, BB, K

Pitching:

Michael Roth (LAA) – W, 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Matt Loosen (CHC) – 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 K
Seth Frankoff (OAK) – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Omar Duran (OAK) – 1 IP
Ryan Dull (OAK) – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K

Scottsdale Scorpions

Hitting:

Mason Williams (NYY) – 0/5, RBI, CS
Alen Hanson (PIT) – 1/5, R, 3B, K, 2 E
Tommy La Stella (ATL) – 1/3, R, 2 RBI, BB
Robby Hefflinger (ATL) – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Cory Vaughn (NYM) – 1/4, 2 K, CS, E
Aderlin Rodriguez (NYM) – 0/3, R, K, 2 E
Tyler Austin (NYY) – 2/4, 3B, RBI
Andrew Susac (SF) – 2/3, R, BB,E
Cam Maron (NYM) – 0/4, R

Pitching:

Vidal Nuno (NYY) – L, 2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R (2 ER), 5 K, 1 HR
Adalberto Mejia (SF) – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 K
John Cornely (ATL) – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Brett Gerritse (NYY) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R
Jeurys Familia (NYM) – 1 IP, 1 K
Cody Satterwhite  (NYM) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Cody Hall (SF) – 1 IP, 1 H

Game 3

The Salt River Rafters overcame making three errors and took a narrow victory 3-2 over the Surprise Saguaros on Monday. Four Toronto Blue Jays farmhands played a role in this win with righty Drew Hutchison getting the start and pitching two and two-thirds innings of ball despite getting touched for two unearned runs. Righty John Stilson impressed with 95 mph heat in shutting down Surprise in the ninth with two strikeouts. Center fielder Kenny Wilson continues to torch AFL pitching with another three hits and two stolen bases while catcher Derrick Chung had a much better second game (not having played above High-A ball before), going one for three with a walk and catching a runner stealing. Dean Kiekhefer also struck out two in his inning of work and Stephen Piscotty had an outstanding four-for-four game with an RBI. For Surprise, Milwaukee’s Taylor Jungmann had an outstanding start, giving up just two hits and a walk in three innings while striking out four. Tim Berry also struck out three over two scoreless innings. Garin Cecchini had a pair of hits and Travis Shaw drove in the club’s two runs.

Salt River Rafters

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson (TOR) – 3/5, RBI, K, 2 SB
Ryan Brett (TB) – 0/4, BB, K
Jake Lamb (ARI) – 1/4, R, BB, 2 K
Kyle Parker (COL) – 0/5, 3 K
Tim Wheeler (COL) – 1/4, R, 2 K
Stephen Piscotty (STL) – 4/4, RBI, SB
James Ramsey (STL) – 0/4, K, SB
Nick Ahmed (ARI) – 0/3, R, BB, K, E
Derrick Chung (TOR) – 1/3, BB, K

Pitching:

Drew Hutchison (TOR) -2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 K
Andrew Chafin (ARI) – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Dan Houston (COL) – W, 1 IP, 1 BB
Anthony Ferrara (STL) – 1 IP, 1 BB
Dean Kiekhefer (STL) – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Mike Montgomery (TB) – 1 IP, 1 K
John Stilson (TOR) – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Surprise Saguaros

Hitting:

Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 1/5, R, OF Asst.
Garin Cecchini (BOS) – 2/4, 2B, BB, K, CS
Mitch Haniger (MIL) – 1/4, BB, K
Travis Shaw (BOS) -1/5, 2 RBI, 2 K
Jonathan Schoop (BAL) – 0/4
Tony Wolters (CLE) – 1/3, BB, K
Joe Wendle (CLE) – 0/3, 2 K
Dariel Alvarez (BAL) – 1/4, 2B
Adam Weisenburger (MIL) -0/3, R, BB, K

Pitching:

Taylor Jungmann (MIL) -3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Pete Ruiz (BOS) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Jeff Johnson (CLE) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB
Ryan Harvey (TEX) – L, 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K
Tim Berry (BAL) – 2 IP, 2 H,1  BB, 3 K
Matt West (TEX) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

 

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