October 22 Arizona Fall League Report

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Game 1

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

A Joe Wendle triple ended up being the decisive blow as the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Mesa Solar Sox 4-2 on Tuesday. The starting pitching was excellent as Mesa’s Tommy Collier went four scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out five. Omar Duan ended up taking theloss for Mesa, surrendering three runs on two hits and a walk in just two-thirds of an inning. For Surprise, Eduardo Rodriguez got the start and was solid, giving up a run on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings. Jason Gurka gave up the only other run but was credited with the win.

The Saguaros’ Joe Wendle had the big hit, driving in two with a triple in the bottom of the seventh while Tyler Naquin also had a pair of hits. On the Mesa side, Kris Bryant continues to wield a big stick, getting two more hits to up his batting average to .438 for the AFL.

Mesa Solar Sox

Hitting:

Albert Almora (CHC) – 1/5, RBI
Brian Goodwin (WAS) – 1/3, R, BB
Tyler Collins (DET) – 1/3, BB, 2 K
Kris Bryant (CHC) – 2/4, RBI, 2 K
Matt Skole (WAS) – 0/3, BB, K
Devon Travis (DET) – 0/4, K
Max Muncy (OAK) – 0/4, K
Adrien Nieto (WAS) – 1/3, R, BB, 2 K
Dixon Machado (DET) – 1/4

Pitching:

Tommy Collier (DET) – 4 IP, 2 H, 5 K
Blaine Hardy (DET) – 1 IP, 1 K
Kenny Faulk (DET) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Omar Duran  (OAK) – L, 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 BB
Seth Frankoff (OAK) – 1/3 IP
Richie Mirowski (WAS) – 1 IP

Surprise Saguaros

Hitting:

Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 2/3, R, RBI, BB, K, SB, PO, CS
Jason Rogers (MIL) – 1/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Garin Cecchini (BOS) – 0/4, K
Mitch Haniger (MIL) – 1/3, BB, K, PO
Jonathan Schoop (BAL) – 0/4, E
Brett Nicholas (TEX) – 0/4, K
Ryan Rua (TEX) – 0/2, R, BB, K
Tony Wolters (CLE) – 0/1, R, BB, K
Joe Wendle (CLE) – 1/3, R, 3B, 2 RBI

Pitching:

Eduardo Rodriguez (BAL) – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Keone Kela (TEX) – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Nick McBride (TEX) – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Jason Gurka (BAL) – W, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R
Keith Couch (BOS) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
David Goforth (MIL) – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

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