The Peoria Javelinas lost 3-2, as the team only managed two hits on the day.
The Glendale Desert Dogs’ pitching staff was excellent as Pirates’ pitcher Mitch Keller started and only allowed a two-run homer to Braves’ prospect Ronald Acuna in his four innings of work. After Keller, the Desert Dogs’ bullpen was nearly flawless, only walking three in their five innings of work. The foursome out of the pen did not allow a single hit in the desert heat.
J.D. Hammer recorded the final outs for Glendale, as the Phillies young closer recorded his second save of the year.
Peoria falls to 7-5 on the season, but still remains in first place as they are the only team in the league with a winning record.
In the Dominican Republic, Fernando Tatis and Franchy Cordero both were in action for their respective clubs. Escogido (Cordero’s team) beat the Gigantes 6-3 and the Estrellas (Tatis’ team) beat the Toros 3-1. Both squads are 6-2 on the season and in first place.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
Josh Naylor was held without a hit on Tuesday, as the first baseman had a rare off night with the stick. His 0-4 dropped his average to .325 on the season.
Luis Urias also did not record a hit with a 0-3 day at the plate. He is hitting .318 in the early part of the AFL season.
Franchy Cordero went 0-4 on Tuesday with two K’s, but his team was victorious. The center fielder has been playing stellar defense for his team and getting regular playing time, hitting .348 on the year.
Luis Torrens has also received plenty of playing time and was 2-4 on Tuesday with a run and a strikeout. He is hitting .286 on the season.
Fernando Tatis Jr. walked twice and struck out once as he went 0-2 with a run on Tuesday. There is plenty of hype surrounding this young man as the national media is beginning to recognize his skill and ability.
Alberth Martinez was 1-3 with a three run homer on Tuesday. The outfielder is hitting .273 on the year so far.
Fernando Perez got into the game late for Hermosillo in the Mexican League. He went 0-1 with a walk and a run and is now hitting .348 on the season.
Catcher, Webster Rivas was a late-inning sub in the Dominican Republic and went 1-1. That was his first at bat in the Winter League, so he’s batting a cool 1.000 on the year.
Jose Ruiz got his first taste of Winter League action on Tuesday and threw a scoreless inning of relief.