March 07, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Matt Purke (50) pitches during the spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

October 17 Arizona Fall League Report

Game 1

The Surprise Saguaros jumped all over Adalberto Mejia and John Cornely on their way to a six-run sixth inning and a 10-5 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions. Despite getting a pair of home runs from Yankees catching prospect Peter O’Brien, 12 hits and seven walks, Scottsdale only scored five runs. In addition to O’Brien’s two home runs, the Scorpions also got a pair of doubles (and three walks) from Tommy La Stella, two singles and two RBI from Cory Vaughn, a pair of singles from Alex Dickerson, and a single and double from Aderlin Rodriguez. Starter Hansel Robles wasn’t bad for Scottsdale, giving up just one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in three innings. Zack Thornton struck out two in his inning of work and Shae Simmons had another scoreless innings.

For Surprise, Will Roberts gave up two runs in his four innings and only Jeff Johnson and Ryan Harvey had scoreless outings. The Saguaros were very efficient, getting a home run from Orioles’ prospect Jonathan Schoop, a home run from Travis Shaw and two-hit games from catcher Jorge Alfaro and first baseman Brett Nicholas.

Scottsdale Scorpions

Hitting:

Mason Williams (NYY) – 1/5, 2B, K
Alen Hanson (PIT) – 1/5, R, 3 K
Tommy La Stella (ATL) – 2/2, R, 2 2B, 3 BB
Cory Vaughn (NYM) – 2/5, 2 RBI, SB
Alex Dickerson (PIT) – 2/5, 2 K, CS
Angel Villalona (SF) – 0/3, BB, K
Kyle Kubitza (ATL) – 0/0, BB
Peter O’Brien (NYY) – 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, K, E
Aderlin Rodriguez (NYM) – 2/5, 2B
Cam Maron (NYM) – 0/2, R, 2 BB

Pitching:

Hansel Robles (NYM) – 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Zack Thornton (PIT) – 1 IP, 2 K
Adalberto Mejia (SF) –  L, 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
John Cornely (ATL) – 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 K
Shae Simmons (ATL) – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Jeurys Familia (NYM) – 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 K, 1 HR

Surprise Saguaros

Hitting:

Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 1/5, R, 2 K
Mookie Betts (BOS) – 1/4, R, 2B, RBI
Garin Cecchini (BOS) – 0/2, 2 BB, K
Mitch Haniger (MIL) – 0/3, RBI, SF
Ryan Rua (TEX) – 0/3, 2 R, BB, 2 K, E
Jonathan Schoop (BAL) – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Jorge Alfaro (TEX) – 2/4, 2 R, 3B, RBI, K, PB
Brett Nicholas (TEX) – 2/3, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, K
Travis Shaw (BOS) – 1/1, R, HR, 2 RBI
Jason Rogers (MIL) – 1/4, RBI, 2 K, SB

Pitching:

Will Roberts (CLE) – 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
Pete Ruiz (BOS) – 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Jeff Johnson (CLE) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Matt West (TEX) – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Ryan Harvey (TEX) – S, 1 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 2 K

Game 2

The Glendale Desert Dogs held the Salt River Rafters to just four hits in shutting them down 6-0 on Thursday. Glendale starter Stephen McCray picked up his second win of the AFL campaign by throwing four perfect innings, striking out two. Five other pitchers contributed single innings to the victory. Corey Seager had a pair of hits and a pair of RBI while Yorman Rodriguez and Brent Keys both went two for five.

For Salt River, Aaron Sanchez wasn’t good at all, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in his two innings while Tyler Matzek gave up another three runs (two earned) in his inning of work. Mike Montgomery was very effective, throwing two perfect innings and striking out four. Jake Lamb had the only extra-base hit for the Rafters, going one for four with a double.

Glendale Desert Dogs

Hitting:

Brent Keys (MIA) – 2/5, R, RBI, K
Micah Johnson (CWS) – 1/4, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Yorman Rodriguez (CIN) – 2/5, R, 2 K
Travis Mattair (CIN) – 1/3, R, BB
Corey Seager (LAD) – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
Marcus Semien (CWS) – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, K
Max Kepler (MIN) – 0/2, 2 BB
Brian Cavazos-Galvez (LAD) – 0/4, 2 K
Chris O’Brien (LAD) – 0/3, RBI, K, SF

Pitching:

Stephen McCray (CWS) – W, 4 IP, 2 K
Chris Bassitt (CWS) – 1 IP, 2 H
Zack Jones (MIN) – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
A.J. Achter (MIN) – 1 IP, 1 K
Pedro Baez (LAD) – 1 IP, 1 BB
Kevin Vance (CWS) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K

Salt River Rafters

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson (TOR) – 0/3, BB, SB
James Ramsey (STL) – 0/4
Jake Lamb (ARI) – 1/4, 2B, K
Kyle Parker (COL) – 1/4
Tim Wheeler (COL) – 1/4, 3 K
Ryan Brett (TB) – 0/4
Todd Glaesmann (TB) – 1/3, OF Asst.
Cristhian Adames (COL) – 0/3, E
Derrick Chung (TOR) – 0/2, BB, K

Pitching:

Aaron Sanchez (TOR) – L, 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Tyler Matzek (COL) – 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
Dean Kiekhefer  (STL) – 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 K
Mike Montgomery (TB) – 2 IP, 4 K
Matt Ramsey (TB) – 1 IP
Anthony Ferrara (STL) – 1 IP, 2 K

Game 3

The Mesa Solar Sox benefited from a slew of strong pitching performances in a 6-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas. Mesa starter Matt Purke was outstanding, going four hitless innings and walking one and striking out seven. Blaine Hardy gave up the one run on two hits with three strikeouts over three innings and Seth Frankoff, Omar Duran and Robert Benincasa combined for the final three innings.  The Solar Sox relied on the long ball to score the runs and C.J. Cron led the way with a three-for-four game that included a home run and two RBI. Also going deep were Matt Skole, Devon Travis and Tyler Collins. Brian Goodwin went two for four for Mesa.

For Peoria, most of the damage was done against Angel Baez who relieved starter Johnny Barbato and gave up three home runs in one inning. Keyvius Sampson and Dominic Leone threw two scoreless innings each. The Javelinas only had three hits as a club with Cameron Perkins hitting a double and Orlando Calixte hitting a triple.

Peoria Javelinas

Hitting:

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

Pitching:

Johnny Barbato (SD) – L, 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 HR
Angel Baez (KC) – 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3 HR
Keyvius Sampson (SD) – 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
Dominic Leone (SEA) – 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Mesa Solar Sox

Hitting:

Albert Almora (CHC) – 1/4, K, CS
Brian Goodwin (WAS) – 2/4, R
Addison Russell (OAK) – 1/3, BB, K, CS
C.J. Cron (LAA) – 3/4, R, HR, 2 RBI
Matt Skole (WAS) – 1/3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K
Devon Travis (DET) – 1/3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, 2 K
Tyler Collins (DET) – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
David Freitas (OAK) – 0/3, 2 K
Max Muncy (OAK) – 0/3, 2 K

Pitching:

Matt Purke (WAS) – W, 4 IP, 1 BB, 7 K
Blaine Hardy (DET) – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K
Seth Frankoff (OAK) – 1 IP, 1 K
Omar Duran (OAK) – 1 IP, 2 K
Robert Benincasa (WAS) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

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