AFL: Scottsdale lost to Glendale 1-0
Scottsdale: 2B Tommy La Stella: 1 for 3, BB
Scottsdale: C Andrew Susac: 0 for 4, SO
Glendale: 1B Max Kepler: 2 for 3, BB
Scottsdale: SP Kyle Crick: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Scottsdale: RP Jeurys Familia: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Scottsdale: RP Derek Law: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Glendale: SP Alex Meyer: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
The Giants' Susac had an oh-fer day at the plate. Even with no hits in four of his last five games, he has a .325 AVG and OPS still above .950 (through 40 AB). The Braves' La Stella had one of the Scorpions' three hits and one of their two walks as the Scorpions managed to send just four batters over the minimum to the plate. Kepler, whom the Twins signed four years ago as a 16-year-old out of Germany, was the game's lone hitter with two hits.
This was a seemingly rare AFL game with both starting pitchers among baseball's top 100 prospects. The Giants' Crick returned to the starting role after a couple relief appearances. This was the most effective of his six AFL appearances as he struck out half (5 of 10) his batters and allowed just a single baserunner. FWIW, all 5 K came in the first two innings. The Twins' Meyer also had his best AFL start, facing just two batters over the minimum in 5.2 IP with 7 K. In his six starts his component stats are 17 H, 6 BB and 25 K in 23.0 IP. In the pitchers' duel, the Mets' Familia was the game's lone pitcher to allow more than one hit. The Giants' Law allowed a couple baserunners but finished with a scoreless 9th inning to maintain his 0.00 ERA.