Results from the game played Monday, October 27th.
Peoria hurlers gave up three runs early and three more late, resulting in a 6-2 loss at Scottsdale.
Braves’ pitcher Aaron Northcraft was charged with three tallies over his first two frames for his third loss in four decisions. One of the three scores was the product of a solo bomb, one of four hits and two walks permitted by the righty in five.
The Scorpions’ final three runs came on a three-run long ball surrendered by the Cardinals’ Chris Perry. Perry was able to retire only one batter in the eighth, allowing the first two to reach on a single and base-on-balls before serving up the bomb. The righty was given the hook after issuing another free pass subsequent to a pop out to second.
Fellow St. Louis farmhand Mitch Harris replaced Perry and retired both batters faced. Harris got Blake Miller (SF), the seven-hole batter, to line out to center then caught Kelby Tomlinson (SF) looking at strike three. The Navy veteran was called for a balk that allowed Perry’s final runner to advance into scoring position.
Peoria’s five hits were disbursed among five players. Designated hitter Francisco Lindor (CLE) gave his squad a brief advantage when he doubled to right to lead off the game, advancing to third on a fielding error. Lindor crossed via a fielder’s choice by Raul Mondesi (KC).
Down 3-1 after three, the visitors cut the deficit to one the next inning when first baseman Patrick Leonard (TB) led off with his own double then advanced on two groundouts, the latter one by centerfielder Bubba Starling (KC), allowing Leonard to score. Leonard reached base three times, garnering two of his team’s three bases-on-balls.
The final walk was issued to the Cardinals’ Jacob Wilson, who was hitless in three at bats. The third baseman fanned twice, adding to his recent offensive woes. Wilson is 9-for-37 in his last 10 games, a .243 batting average.
Tuesday’s game: Peoria (5-11-2) at Mesa (9-7-1), Miguel Almonte (KC) (0-1, 3.24)
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