A couple of quick items before we take a look at the end of the week in the Arizona Fall League. Infielder Brad Harmon, who spent some time in Philly in 2008, and was the everyday second baseman in Reading this year was released. Harmon, after showing a good deal of promise, had fallen off drastically over the last two years, barely keeping his average above .200.
Notably, Scott Mathieson, currently pitching in the Arizona Fall League was added to the Phillies 40 man roster. Mathieson has fought back from two Tommy John surgeries and appears to be very much in the mix for a spot in the Phils bullpen next year.
Scottsdale took a 3-2 loss on Tuesday, with Steve Susdorf getting the start in LF and going 0-4. Domonic Brown came in as a picnh hitter and doubled in his lone at bat. Michael Schwimer threw a scoreless ninth, allowing a lone baserunner on a walk. Another loss on Wednesday, this time 10-5 to Surpise, with Domonic Brown returning to his normal starting role in R and going 0-3 with a run scored. Tuffy Gosewisch caught and continued his surprisingly strong performance at bat, going 2-4, while Scott Mathieson was touched up, allowing his first runs in the Fall League season in a 3 run ninth inning, which included two homers allowed.
Scottsdale pulled out an 8-7 victory over Surprise on Thursday evening, a game in which Domonic Brown went 1-3 with an RBI, and the Fall struggles of Steve Susdorf continued with an 0-4 effort. Edgar Garcia was less than effective once again, giving up a run on three hits in his inning of work. The Scorpions closed out the week with an 8-4 win over Pheonix on Friday. Domonic Brown took an ofer, going 0-4, with an RBI and 2 strikeouts. Troy Hanzawa remained hitless, going 0-3 with a run, rbi, and his 2nd sb.Michael Schwimer threw his second scoreless inning of the week, with a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out one.
Hitters:Domonic Brown; .256/.330/.451 in 82 AB’s. 2HR and 15 RBI. .250 with RISP. Troy Hanzawa; ..000/.071/.000 in 12 AB’s. 0HR and 3 RBI. 2 SB. Steve Susdorf: .190/.292/.357 in 42 AB’s. 2 HR and 5 RBI. .133 with RISP. Tuffy Gosewisch: .345/.367/.345 in 29 AB’s. 0 HR and 2 RBI.
Pitchers: Mike Cisco, 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 4 games. 11.2 IP 11h 5 ER 5BB 11K, .234 opp. avg. 1.37 WHIP. Edgar Garcia, 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA in 7 games. 12.1 IP 20H 9 ER 4BB 7K, .370 opp. avg., 1.95 WHIP. Scott Mathieson, 0-0 with a 3.12 ERA in 7 games. 8.2 IP 8H 3ER 4BB 11K, .250 opp. avg., 1.38 WHIP. Michael Schwimer, 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 8 games. 10.2 IP 8H 4 ER 7BB 7K, .211 opp. avg., 1.41 WHIP.