Fall League Update: 10/12

With Hawaii taking the day off, the Arizona Fall League got a day to shine. And while Kevin Frandsen is showing improvement in his patience and baserunning, the offense-favoring league has not impressed one Giant pitcher who has notched 5 strikeouts in just 2 innings of work.

HWB: Scheduled Day Off

AFL - Phoenix 7, Scottsdale 3

Giants Prospects:
1B Travis Ishikawa - 1-4, 2 SO, .143
3B Kevin Frandsen - 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (2), .429
RP Justin Hedrick - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 9.00
RP Billy Sadler - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00

Frandsen's having a good fall so far, albeit only 3 games into it (and he had the first game off). Frandsen started at third on Thursday, and showed good patience at the plate and stole his second base in 2 games, two areas where he'd been looking to improve. Frandsen walked in the first, and later scored the first run of the game on a Mark Reynolds single. Frandsen also singled in the 3rd (and stole second), and walked in the 8th.

Ishikawa, meanwhile, at least got his first hit. Ishikawa's single in the 1st inning nearly scored a runner, but Danny Richar was out at home. However, Ishikawa struck out two more times, giving him 3 in 7 at bats.

Hedrick pitched the 4th inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Brent Cleven, and after getting a strike out, uncorked a wild pitch. The next batter, Fernando Perez, singled home Cleven. Hedrick got out of the inning, with the help of catcher Bobby Wilson throwing out Perez stealing second, without anymore damage.

Sadler kept up his strong fall, pitching the 8th. The first batter he faced, Kevin Melilo, became the first batter to put a ball in play against Sadler, grounding out to shortstop. But Sadler struck out the next two, giving him 5 K's in 2 innings pitched so far in the AFL.

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