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2014 Minor League Ball AFL Gameday, October 22nd

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Welcome to the Arizona Fall League Gameday!

Houston/Salt River RHP Vincent Velasquez
Houston/Salt River RHP Vincent Velasquez
Bryan Green

Welcome back to the Minor League Ball AFL Gameday. Salt River outlasted Peoria for a 4-2 win, Surprise inked out a one run victory, 6-5 over Mesa, and Scottsdale beat Glendale 7-3.

Check out all the stats from yesterday's action in the desert in the link below along with the Game Recaps, Velocity Reports, Performances of the Day, and Standings further down.

Game Recaps from Monday, October 20th

Salt River 5 - Peoria 0

Quick recap -

RHP Vincent Velasquez (SRR) throroughly dominated the Peoria line up, throwing four scoreless innings, allowing just a single hit with two strike outs and no free passes. RHP Christian Bergman (SRR) followed with three more nearly perfect innings, also allowing one hit with no walks and three strike outs. C Chad Wallach (SRR) plated three with a double, a walk, and was picked off at second base by the catcher. LF Eddie Rosario (SRR) singled twice and hit a pair of sac flies, driving in two runs.

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Mesa 11 - Surprise 6

Quick recap -

RF Cal Towey (MSS)LF Jacob Hanneman (MSS), and SS Daniel Robertson (MSS) each notched three hits in the contest with Towey and Robertson launching their first homers of the Fall. DH Addison Russell (MSS) left the yard as well, plating three, and also singling. 1B Patrick Kivlehan (SUR) had a four hit game, singling each time with three RBI and a run scored. SS Deven Marrero (SUR) hit a pair of doubles and walked twice, and CF Jesse Winker (SUR) hit a three-run homer.

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Scottsdale 7 - Glendale 6

Quick recap -

CF Roman Quinn (SCO) keeps reaching base and then stealing one, working three walks in the game with his ninth stolen base. RF Tyler Austin (SCO) drove in two with a double, a single, and two errors while 2B Kelby Tomlinson (SCO) was 2-4 with a double, stolen base, and an RBI. 3B Garabez Rosa (GDD) and DH Nick Ramirez (GDD) each hit homers for the Desert Dogs with Ramirez's being a solo shot and Rosa hit one with a man on. SS Corey Seager (GDD) and LF Scott Schebler (GDD) both singled twice as well. RHP Francellis Montas (GDD) was unhittable in four innings, allowing a run on two walks, a hit by pitch, and three punch outs, not factoring in the decision.

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Velocity Reports

Surprise Stadium, home of the Surprise Saguaros and the home field for the Peoria Javelinas this year, has pitchf/x installed so we can see velocity readings for each pitcher.

Mesa -

Player FB CB SL CH CUT
CJ Edwards 89-94 77-80 - 84-87 88-92
Zach Cates 90-94 - 83-87 83-84 -
Gerardo Concepcion* 90-93 74-77 77 83-84 -
Blake McFarland 86-92 - 81-83 78-83 -
Arik Sikula 89-90 - 82 82 87-90

Surprise -

Player FB CB SL CH CUT
Justin Hancock 89-93 - 83-86 76-84 -
Brandon Alger* 89-91 78-79 - 79 -
Matt Anderson 90-93 79-81 - 84 -
Matt Brazis 91-92 - 82-84 - 84
Ryan Dennick* 89-90 79 79-82 82 -
Aaron Kurcz 91-95 77-78 - 87-88 -
Ben Klimesh 92-94 - 84-87 84-87 -

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Minor League Ball AFL Gameday

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Hitting Performance of the Day

Cal Towey (RF - Mesa) 3/4, HR (1), RBI (5), 2 R, BB, K

cal towey

Photo credit - Kenny Bristow, Deseret News

Pitching Performance of the Day

Vincent Velasquez (RHP - Salt River) 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5:2 GO:FO

vincent velasquez

Photo credit - Bryan Green

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Probable Starters

Mesa @ Scottsdale - 3:35 PM EST

Ivan Pineyro (RHP - MSS) vs Tom Harlan (LHP - SCO)

Peoria @ Glendale - 3:35 PM EST

Miguel Almonte (RHP - PEJ) vs Robbie Ray (LHP - GDD)

Salt River @ Surprise - 3:35 PM EST

Jayson Aquino (LHP - SRR) vs Nick Howard (RHP - SUR)

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Standings

East Division
Team W L T GB
Salt River 9 3 1 -
Mesa 6 6 0 3
Scottsdale 6 6 0 3

West Division
Team W L T GB
Glendale 5 5 1 -
Surprise 6 7 0 0.5
Peoria 3 8 2 2.5