10/12 AFL: Scottsdale lost to Phoenix 7-5
Scottsdale: 2B Eugenio Velez: 1 for 5, 2 SO, 2 SB
Scottsdale: DH Evan Longoria: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Scottsdale: LF Travis Snider: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
Scottsdale: RF Nate Schierholtz: 2 for 4, SO, CS
Phoenix: C Paul Padron: 3 for 4, HR
Scottsdale: RHP Scott Munter: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB
Scottsdale: RHP Brian Anderson: 1.0 IP, 1 H
Phoenix: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
As the Scorpions' leadoff hitter, the Giants' Velez had a hit, but his AVG remains below .150. He now has 3 SB. This might be the first minor league game in which Schierholtz has started as the final hitter in the lineup. A couple singles raised his AVG to .333. The Devil Rays' Longoria and the Blue Jays' Snider, the third and fourth hitters in the lineup, were the offensive leaders, Longoria with his 3rd HR and Snider with a couple XBH that raised his AVG to .444. The A's Padron, who hit just .223/.369/.409 in 345 AB in the Cal League, led the Desert Dogs' offense.
The Giants' Munter and Anderson both appeared in relief. Munter threw 17 of 29 pitches for strikes and had a 2/2 GO/FO line. Anderson threw all nine of his pitches for strikes and had a 1/2 GO/FO line. The Orioles' Penn who missed most of this season due to injury (10 minor league starts) had a rough first start in the AFL. He was considered a top 100 prospect entering the 2006 season.
10/12 HWB: Waikiki lost to Honolulu 10-4
Waikiki: CF Antoan Richardson: 1 for 4, 2B, BB, E
Waikiki: 1B David Maroul: 1 for 4, 2 SO
Waikiki: SS Justin Sellers: 3 for 4, 2B, CS
Honolulu: DH Matt Wieters: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SF
Honolulu: RF Jason Place: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
Waikiki: LHP Ben Snyder: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
Honolulu: RHP George Kontos: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
The Giants' Richardson and Maroul each had one hit, as their AVGs remain below .235. The A's Sellers, who is more than two years younger than his Giants' counterparts, had three hits to raise his AVG to .310. Among the offensive leaders for the Sharks were the Orioles' Wieters, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, and the Red Sox' Place, the raw, toolsy prospect who hit just .214/.298/.359 in the Sally League this year.
The Giants' Snyder and the Yankees' Kontos are probably both top 30 prospects within their organizations. Snyder had an impressive strikeout total, but he also allowed six hits (one homer, five singles) in three innings. He threw 39 of 58 pitches for strikes and had no groundball outs (after having a 1.06 GO/AO ratio during the season). Kontos threw 51 of 76 pitches for strikes and had a 3/6 GO/FO line.
10/13 AFL: Scottsdale lost to Peoria Jav. 8-5
(dropping the Scorpions' record to 0-5)
Scottsdale: 2B Eugenio Velez: 2 for 5, SO, 2 SB
Scottsdale: 1B Dan Ortmeier: 5 for 5, 2B, SB
Scottsdale: RF Nate Schierholtz: 1 for 4, 2B
Peoria: RF Justin Maxwell: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO, SB
Peoria: 3B Matt Tuiasoosopo: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Scottsdale: RHP Sergio Romo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
For the second consecutive day, the Giants' Velez had 2 SB, and the Giants' Schierholtz batted 9th in the lineup. Schierholtz had his 3rd double. The Giants' Ortmeier was the Scorpions' offensive leader, however, with five hits, dramatically raising his AVG to .500. Leading the Javelinas' offense were the Nationals' Maxwell, who made his major league debut last month, and the Mariners' Tuiasosopo, who hit .260/.371/.404 in the double-A Southern League this year.
The Giants' Romo pitched a scoreless 6th inning, during which he threw 15 of 21 pitches for strikes and had a 0/2 GO/FO line.
10/13 HWB: Waikiki lost to Honolulu 10-3
Waikiki: CF Antoan Richardson: 0 for 4, BB, 3 SO
Waikiki: 3B Dan Murphy: 2 for 3, 2B, SF, 2 SO, E
Honolulu: CF Austin Jackson: 2 for 3, 3B, BB
Honolulu: 3B Brandon Snyder: 2 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Waikiki: RHP David Newton: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R/ER, 2 K, 1 HR
The Giants' Richardson now has 6 H and 13 SO among 36 AB (.167 AVG) in Hawaii. The Mets' Murphy provided two of the Beach Boys' six hits. The Yankees' Jackson, who enjoyed something of a breakout season after a mid-season promotion to high-A, when he hit .345/.398/.566 in 258 AB in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League, continues to show some improvement. The Orioles' Snyder had a fine game as the Sharks' 3Bman, although he has spent most of his minor league career as a catcher or first baseman.
The Giants' Newton continues to get hammered in Hawaii, how with an ERA of nearly 13.00. The first reliever into the game, he was hammered for four runs in the 4th inning. The silver lining is that he seems to be throwing more strikes (21 of 29 pitches in this appearance) and issuing fewer walks.