Sunday, November 21, 2010

More champions in the family

The Scottsdale Scorpions won the Arizona Fall League title by beating the Peoria Javelinas 3-2 on Saturday. Brandon Belt played first base for the Scorpions, walking once and striking out once, but also made an error. Charlie Culberson started at second but struck out three times and made two errors. Conor Gillaspie played third and and struck out twice but also got a hit. Joe Paterson pitched a scoreless 6th (three strikeouts) and opened the 7th with a walk, but it was still good for a hold. Dan Runzler pitched a scoreless 8th despite two hits, also earning a hold. Like I said--champions all. Scottsdale got five innings of shutout relief. Nationals prospects Bryce Harper (2010 #1 pick) and Steve Lombardozzi got 2 of the 3 RBI for the Scorpions. Pitching farmhands Ryan Verdugo, and Dan Stoffel were also on the Scorpions roster.


1 comment:

Brother Bob said...

I've attended more minor league games recently than I have major league. It's fun to follow. Unfortunately I mostly know about the As AAA team, the Rivercats. At least they've been a winning team virtually every year.
I saw Buster Posey hit a home run over the left field wall at San Jose Municipal Stadium while playing for the one A Giants. I will be cheerfully reminding people of this for the rest of my life. Get used to it.