That extra touchdown late sure helped the Peoria Javelinas in today’s “Arizona style” rout of their crosstown Peoria Saguaros today. Balls were flying out every 20 seconds in the latter innings of a game that dragged to its conclusion.
There were 18 walks issued by both teams, so the two given up by Nick Hill in his three innings of work don’t look all that bad in comparison. Hill allowed just one run on four hits — though two of those hits came on softly-hit balls.
Mariners Class A prospect Anthony Varvaro actually picked up the win in this game by tossing a scoreless fourth inning in which he allowed one hit. The bats went crazy once Varvaro left the game. Another Mariners prospect, Joe Dunigan , went 0-for-1 in his lone plate appearance.
Dustin Ackley went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base. His first hit came off Mike Leake, drafted six spots behind Ackley at No. 8 overall last June. Leake went on to toss two scoreless frames.
So, Ackley is now 4-for-9 in his first two games. Not bad. I know many of you want to see his first extra-base hit, but remember, we’re only two games in and he’s facing tougher competition than he saw in college.
That’s going to be it for me today. I told you I spoke with Carlos Triunfel yesterday and will have a story coming out on him in tomorrow’s paper. Should be online shortly. In fact, here it is.
October 15, 2009 at 5:01 PM