AFL 10/8: Scottsdale lost to Peoria Saguaros 10-7
Scottsdale: SS Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 4, SH, E
Scottsdale: 2B Kevin Frandsen: 3 for 4, HBP, E
Scottsdale: CF Ben Copeland: 2 for 5, 3B
Scottsdale: RF Josh Reddick: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Peoria: RF Baxter: 3 for 3, 2B, BB, SF
Scottsdale: RHP Jared Hughes: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--2 HB
Peoria: RHP Adam Ottavino: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Peoria: LHP Aaron Poredo: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Burriss and Frandsen played the two middle infield positions and held the first two positions in the Scorpions' batting order. The three Giants hitters--Burriss, Frandsen and Copeland--had three of the five multi-hit lines for the Scorpions. After not playing in the AFL season opener the previous day, Frandsen led the Scorpions' fourteen-hit attack with his three singles. The Red Sox' Reddick, whom BA recently rated the #8 prospect in the Cal League this past year (right behind the Giants' Alderson and Sandoval in that ranking), hit the game's only HR. The Padres' Baxter had the Saguaro's only multi-hit line.
Neither team's starting pitcher--Hughes from the Pirates organization and Ottavino from the Cardinals--had a very effective start. Poreda, the White Sox' first round pick a year ago whom BA recently rated the #6 prospect in the high-A Carolina League this past season, was probably the top pitching prospect to appear in the game, and he pitched a scoreless 5th inning.
HWB 10/8: Waikiki lost to Honolulu 3-1 (7 innings)
Waikiki: 1B Yonder Alonso: 1 for 3, HR, BB
Honolulu: RF Dominic Brown: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Honolulu: 3B Darin Holcomb: 2 for 3, 2B
Waikiki: LHP Yuhei Takai: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 PO, 1 E
Honolulu: RHP Josh Stinson: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
No Giants player appeared in this game. Leading the Beach Boys' offense was Alonso, the seventh overall pick by the Reds this year, who hit his first pro HR in the 7th inning. The Phillies' Brown and the Rockies' Holcomb, who both had OBPs over .380 in the Sally League this year, were the only two players with multi-hit lines in this game.
Takai and the Mets' Stinson both made their second Hawaiian start. Stinson proved to me much more efficient in this start, throwing just over half as many pitches as Takai. Both pitchers have ERAs of 1.00 or lower.