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Arizona Fall League Recap And Top Performances October 5th 2011

Wednesday’s two afternoon Arizona Fall League games are in the books. The Phoenix Desert Dogs used the strength of a five run 6th and a four run 7th on their way to a 10-4 win over the Mesa Solar Sox. The game featured six home runs. White Sox pitcher Nevin Griffith took the loss for Mesa allowing five earned runs in 0.2 innings including two home runs. Minnesota Twins pitcher Bruce Pugh also struggled in the loss allowing four earned runs in 1.1 innings of work. In the other afternoon game the Surprise Saguaros had six pitchers combine on a two hitter in a 10-1 win over the Scottsdale Scorpions. Tim Beckham, Wil Myers, and Mike Olt hit back to back to back Home Runs in the 6th inning off of Red Sox pitcher Jeremy Kehnt. Olt added a Grand Slam in the 8th off of Los Angeles Angels pitcher David Carpenter. Bryce Harper was 0-3 with a strikeout for Scottsdale in his first game since a hamstring injury ended his minor league season on August 18th. The Peoria Javelinas defeated the Salt River Rafters 13-7. All of Salt River’s runs came during a seven run fifth inning.

Arizona Fall League Top Performances For Games Of Wednesday October 5th 2011:

Peoria vs Salt River
Scooter Gennett Milwaukee Brewers – 3-6, HR, 2RBI

Logan Schafer Milwaukee Brewers – 3-6, 2B, 2RBI

Ryan Jackson St Louis Cardinals – 2-4, RBI, BB

Tim Wheeler Colorado Rockies – 2-5, 2B, 2RBI

Ryan Wheeler Arizona Diamondbacks – 2-4, 2B, RBI

Forrest Snow Seattle Mariners – 3IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 3K, WIN

Daniel Meadows Milwaukee Brewers – 2IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 0K

Kevin Munson Arizona Diamondbacks – 1IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 3K

Phoenix vs Mesa
Anthony Gose Toronto Blue Jays – 1-4, HR, RBI

Roberto Perez Cleveland Indians – 1-4, HR, 3RBI, BB

Kevin Aherns Toronto Blue Jays – 1-3, 2B, RBI

Grant Green Oakland Athletics – 1-4, HR, 3RBI, BB

Cody Puckett Cincinnati Reds – 1-3, HR, 2RBI, BB

Robbie Grossman Pittsburgh Pirates – 3-5, HR, RBI

Junior Lake Chicago Cubs – 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI

Evan Crawford Toronto Blue Jays – 2IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 3K

Nick Christiani Cincinnati Reds – 1IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 1K

Jacob Petricka Chicago White Sox – 1.1IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 2K

Chris Carpenter Chicago Cubs – 2IP, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 0K

Scottsdale vs Surprise
Gary Brown San Francisco Giants – 1-3, 3B

Tim Beckham Tampa Bay Rays – 2-5, HR, RBI

Wil Myers Kansas City Royals – 2-4, HR, 2RBI, BB

Mike Olt Texas Rangers – 2-5, 2HR, 5RBI

Joe Terdoslavich Atlanta Braves – 2-4

Christian Bethancourt Atlanta Braves – 3-3

Tyler Cloyd Philadelphia Phillies – 2IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 2K

Brock Huntzinger Boston Red Sox – 2IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 4K, LOSS

Austin Fleet San Francisco Giants – 1IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 0K

Shane Dyer Tampa Bay Rays – 3IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 0K, WIN

Dan Jennings Florida Marlins – 2IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 2K

Brenden Lafferty Kansas City Royals – 1IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 0K

J J Hoover Atlanta Braves – 1IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 0K

Johan Yan Texas Rangers – 1IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 0K

Arizona Fall League Recap And Top Performances October 4th 2011

The 2011 Arizona Fall League season opened up this afternoon. The Phoenix Desert Dogs beat the Mesa Solar Sox 12-8 in a game in which the two teams combined for 7 Home Runs. The Salt River Rafters beat the Peoria Javelinas 12-9 in a game in which the two teams combined for 29 hits but no home runs. The Arizona Fall League nightcap between the Scottsdale Scorpions and the Surprise Saguaros was postponed by rain. Below are some of the top Arizona Fall League performances for games of October 4th.

Robbie Grossman Pittsburgh Pirates – 2-4, HR, 2RBI, BB

Josh Vitters Chicago Cubs – 2-4, 2HR, 5RBI, SB

Chris Herrmann Minnesota Twins – 2-4, 2B, RBI

Anthony Gose Toronto Blue Jays – 2-5, 2B, HR, 3RBI

Corban Joseph New York Yankees – 1-3, HR, 3RBI, BB

Michael Choice Oakland Athletics – 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI

Jesus Aguilar Cleveland Indians – 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI

Bradley Boxberger Cincinnati Reds – 1.1IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 4K, SV

Donnie Joseph Cincinnati Reds – 1.2IP, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 1K

Adam Eaton Arizona Diamondbacks – 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, 2BB, SB

Tim Wheeler Colorado Rockies – 2-5, 2B, 2RBI, BB

Alex Castellanos Los Angeles Dodgers – 3-6, 2B, 3B, 3RBI

Ben Paulsen Colorado Rockies – 2-5, RBI

Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies – 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB

Ryan Wheeler Arizona Diamondbacks – 3-5, 2(2B), RBI

Jedd Gyorko San Diego Padres – 3-5,

Matt Adams St Louis Cardinals – 3-5, 2B, 3RBI, SB

Jaff Decker San Diego Padres – 4-4, 2RBI, BB

Parker Frazier Colorado Rockies – 1IP, 0ER, 1H, 1K, WIN

Steve Ames Los Angeles Dodgers – 1.1IP, 0ER, 0H, 1K

2011 Arizona Fall League Team By Team Preview

We will be bringing you daily coverage of the Arizona Fall League both on our twitter feed @MinorLeagueBlog as well as here on Top Prospect Alert. We will provide coverage of the best performances from each night’s series of games. Below is a listing of each Arizona Fall League team and a few of the Top Prospects playing on each. Can’t wait for the Arizona Fall League season to kick off tonight.

Mesa Solar Sox:
Gerritt Cole – Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

Trey McNutt – Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

Jacob Petricka – Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

Robbie Grossman – Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

Aaron Hicks – Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

Peoria Javelinas:
Tyler Thornburg – Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

Matt Adams – First Baseman – St Louis Cardinals

Nick Franklin – Shortstop – Seattle Mariners

Jedd Gyorko – Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

Oscar Taveras – Outfielder – St Louis Cardinals

Phoenix Desert Dogs:
Yasmani Grandal – Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

Adeiny Hechavarria – Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

Michael Choice – Outfielder – Oakland Athletics

Anthony Gose Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

Grant Green Outfielder – Oakland Athletics

Salt River Rafters:
Charles Brewer – Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

Nolan Arenado – Third Baseman – Colorado Rockies

Ryan Wheeler – Third Baseman – Arizona Diamondbacks

Dixon Machado – Shortstop – Detroit Tigers

Tim Wheeler – Outfielder – Colorado Rockies

Scottsdale Scorpions
Matt Purke – Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Will Middlebrooks Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

Gary Brown – Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

Bryce Harper – Outfielder – Washington Nationals

Mike Trout – Outfielder – Los Angeles Angels

Surprise Saguaros
Neil Ramirez – Pitcher – Texas Rangers

Tim Beckham – Shortstop – Tampa Bay Rays

Christian Colon – Shortstop – Kansas City Royals

Mike Olt – Third Baseman – Texas Rangers

Wil Myers – Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

Nationals Prospect Steve Lombardozzi Spends Time With Late Red Sox Prospect Dernell Stenson’s Son

Dernell Stenson, was a former Boston Red Sox prospect who made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds and was a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions when he was killed during the 2003 Arizona Fall League season after being carjacked. The following year the AFL established the Darnell Stenson Sportsmanship Award which it has handed out every year since being established in 2004. Last year’s recipient was Washington Nationals prospect Steve Lombardozzi. Last month Lombardozzi had his pregame preparation for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs interrupted by a man who introduced him to Stenson’s nine year old son. The meeting sparked a relationship between the two who will be forever tied by Stenson’s legacy. It’s an outstanding read.

In the name of the father: Syracuse Chief Steve Lombardozzi meets the son of the man whose name is on award that he won last fall — Syracuse.com