The Scottsdale Scorpions started their Arizona Fall League schedule on Tuesday and continued with games Wednesday and Thursday, getting out of the gate at 2-1. Most importantly, looking at Phils prospects thus far, Domonic Brown got off to a quick start with a homer in his first game, followed by two doubles in Game Two, and is at .250 (3-12) with a homer and 3 RBI’s after three games. Steve Susdorf saw action in Game Two, and took a tough “0fer”, going 0-5, while Tuffy Gosewisch caught Game Two, going 2-4 at the plate.
Most impressive on the hill through their initial outings were Mike Cisco and Scott Mathieson. Cisco threw 2 shutout innings, starting last nights game, yielding a hit, while walking two and striking out three. Mathieson was dominant in his two innings of work, striking out two, without yiedling a run or hit, throwing 20 pitches, 17 for strikes. Edgar Garcia, who saw limited action in the 2009 minor league season due to VISA issues, got the win for Scottsdale in Game One, going 2 innings and giving up a run on one hit. He walked one and struck out one. Michael Schwimer saw one inning of work in Game One, giving up a run on two hits.
Look for the next AFL Report, next Tuesday. Go Phils.