Winter League Sunday Round-up
November 9, 2008
The Surprise Rafters record sits at 9-19 on the season; they sit in last place (3 teams) of the AFL National Division.
Player Updates (11/05 - 11/08): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - Lofgren pitched a scoreless inning on 11/06 to give him his first scoreless outing of the Fall season (8 games) and lower his ERA to 29.70 for the season (6.2IP, 8H, 31R, 22ER, 12BB, 6K).
RHP Erik Stiller - Stiller worked a scoreless inning on 11/07 with 2K to lower his ERA to 11.25 in 9 games (12IP, 22H, 22R, 15ER, 4BB, 10K).
RHP Josh Tomlin - Tomlin got the start for the Rafters on 11/05 and worked 5 scoreless innings to record his second win of the season and stretch his scoreless innings streak to 9 and in the process lower his overall ERA to 6.63 in 6 games (19IP, 27H, 17R, 14ER, 3BB, 18K).
RHP Neil Wagner - A mixed bag for Wagner; he worked a scoreless inning on 11/06 before allowing 2ER in 1IP on 11/08 to give him a 7.62ERA in 10 games (13IP, 14H, 12R, 11ER, 11BB, 4K).
3B Wes Hodges - Hodges continues to impress with the bat in Arizona going 2-for-5 with a 2B, HR & 3RBI on 11/05, 1-for-4 on 11/06 and 2-for-6 on 11/08 to give him an overall line of .363(29-for-80)/.378/.663/1.041 with 6 2B, 6HR and 23RBI in only 18 games.
1B Beau Mills - Mills was 2-for-4 with a 2B on 11/05 before carrying an 0-for-4 collar on 11/07 to settle his overall line at .224(11-for-49)/.322/.429/.751 with 4 2B, 2HR & 7RBI.
INF Josh Rodriguez - Rodriguez was 0-for-3 on 11/05 before having his best game of the Fall season on 11/07 going 2-for-3 with 3RBI. He followed that up with another 0-for-3 performance on 11/08 to give him a .143(8-for-56)/.269/.196/.465 line in 17 games.
OF Stephen Head - Head continues to make the most of his Taxi Squad opportunities going 2-for-4 on 11/05 and 0-for-2 with 3BB and 2 runs scored on 11/08 to give him an overall line of .333(7-for-21)/.531/.381/.912 in 8 games.
Neil Wagner continues to write a blog for MLB.com; this week covering a range of topics from Wagners travels around the Arizona area to Barack Obama's recent win in the US Elections.
Hawaii Winter League
Since the last update, the North Shore Honu have gone 1-2 to run their overall record to 13-18 for the season.
Player Updates (11/05 - 11/08): -
LHP Matt Meyer - Meyer had a rough outing on 11/07 allowing 2 runs off 3 hits in 1.1 innings to raise his ERA to 6.75 (14.2IP, 19H, 14R, 11ER, 10BB, 18K) in 13 games.
LHP Shawn Nottingham - Nottingham worked another 2 scoreless innings on 11/05 to lower his season ERA to 2.50 in 11 games (18IP, 13H, 8R, 5ER, 7BB, 23K).
LHP Heath Taylor - Not appeared since 10/17 due to a finger blister and his ERA still holds at 2.19 in 4 games.
C Adam Davis - Davis was 0-for-4 on 11/07 to lower his line to a struggling .116(5-for-43)/.321/.209/.531 in 16 games.
3B Dustin Realini - Realini was 0-for-2 on 11/05 and 1-for-3 on 11/08 to give him a .194(7-for-36)/.356/.250/.606 in 12 games.
INF Ron Rivas - Rivas was 0-for-3 on 11/07 and 1-for-2 on 11/08 to give him a .256(10-for-39)/.310/.282/.592 line in 13 games.
OF Matt McBride - McBride was 3-for-5 with a 2B on 11/05, 0-for-2 on 11/07 & 2-for-4 on 11/08 to raise his overall line to .280(33-for-118)/.358/.432/.790in 30 games.
LHP Kaimi Mead is pitching for Honolulu Sharks and since the last update has not made an appearance, so his ERA still holds at 1.62 in 12 games.
Caribbean Winter Leagues
Player Updates (overall numbers): -
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
RHP Randy Newsom - 4G, 2.2IP, 7H, 7R/ER, 3BB, 1K, 23.62ERA
OF Matt LaPorta - 17G, .164(11-for-67)/.250/.299/.549, 3 2B, 2HR, 12RBI
INF Asdrubal Cabrera - Has not yet played.
OF Franklin Gutierrez - Has not yet played.
RHP Edward Mujica - Has not yet played.
INF Nuiman Romero - 4G, .375(3-for-8)/.375/.375/.750
INF Karexon Sanchez - Has not yet played.
RHP Hector Rondon - Has not yet played.
RHP Jeanmar Gomez - Has not yet played.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
1B Jordan Brown - 9G, .241(7-for-29)/.324/.276/.599, 2B, 4RBI
C Chris Gimenez - 15G, .204(10-for-49)/.409/.469/.878, 2B, 4HR, 9RBI
RHP Adam Miller - 5G, 22.2IP, 22H, 14R, 12ER, 6BB, 20K, 4.76ERA
LHP Scott Lewis - 4G, 16.2IP, 19H, 11R, 10ER, 5BB, 20K, 5.40ERA
LHP Tony Sipp - Has not yet played.
RHP Fausto Carmona - Has not yet played.
3B Andy Marte - 7G, .217(5-for-23)/.333/.217/.551
LHP Rafael Perez - Has not yet played.
C Carlos Santana - Has not yet played.
OF Jose Constanza - Has not yet played.
OF Lucas Montero - 17G, .250(12-for-48)/.419/.417/.836, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 6RBI
C Alex Castillo - 4G, 1-for-2
RHP Joaniel Montero - Has not yet played.
MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE
OF Roman Pena - 25G, .301(22-for-73)/.386/.479/.865, 7 2B, 2HR, 10RBI
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE
SS Kevin Fontanez - Has not yet played.
OF Andy Gonzalez - 2G, .167(1-for-6)/.444/.167/.611
RHP Edward Buzachero - Has not yet played.
OF Jason Cooper - 2G, .714(5-for-7)/.778/1.571/2.349, 2B, 3B, HR, 3RBI
I'll be back on Wednesday with the next Winter League Round-up.