There was a lot of Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. Here’s your daily roundup for October 26th, 2018.
*** Glendale 21, Surprise 8
Not a bad day at the office for the Desert Dogs. Seven players had multiple hits with the White Sox Laz Rivera, the Orioles Martin Cervenka and Ryan McKenna each recording four hits. Steve Wilkerson led the Desert Dogs with five RBI, while the Yankees Estevan Florial had a much-needed big game, going 2-for-4 with four RBI. On the other side, Vlad Guerrero, Jr. had two hits, while red-hot Andy Young bombed away his second homer in a 4-for-5 performance.
*** Peoria 4, Mesa 3
Daz Cameron continued his hot fall going 3-for-4 with his fourth stolen base in a losing effort, but saw his OPS rise to .922 in the small sample size thus far. Buddy Reed and Keston Hiura continued their hot hitting for Peoria both collecting two hits. Reed is now hitting .351 and Hiura is at .326 with a ridiculous 1.024 OPS.
*** Scottsdale 6, Salt River 5
Surprise, surprise. Tyler Nevin got another hit raising his AFL-best batting average to .480. Nevin already had plenty a big name for himself, but he is shining in the desert with a 1.256 OPS through seven games. The Mets Peter Alonso keeps hitting, and when it counts as well, driving in his 13th run of the fall, second-most to Hiura’s 19 in the AFL. Fireballer Melvin Adon remained hot, striking out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, while Seth McGarry picked up his firs win with two shutout innings.