The Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Salt River Rafters 7-4 in the Arizona Fall League opener for both teams last night. Three Phillies’ prospects saw action – Roman Quinn, Colton Murray, and Nefi Ogando.
Roman Quinn started in centerfield and recorded 2 put outs. He led off for the Scorpions and finished with 1 hit in 5 at bats.
- In the first inning he grounded out to short on a 0-1 pitch.
- He batted in the second innng with nobody out and a runner on first. He grounded out to the pitcher on a 1-0 pitch.
- In the fourth inning, he grounded out to second on the first pitch of the at bat.
- Quinn beat out an infield hit to short on a 2-2 pitch in the sixth inning, but was picked off and caught stealing 1-6-3 to end the inning.
- He led off the ninth inning and fouled out to the left fielder on a 2-1 pitch.
Quinn faced Arizona Diamondback #1 prospect Archie Bradley in his first two at bats. Bradley is ranked #9 overall and the #2 right-handed pitcher. Bardley was charged with the loss.
Quinn faced Colorado Rockies’ Ken Roberts in his third at bat. Roberts made 47 relief appearances in AA in 2014.
Quinn faced Houston’s Mitch Lambson in his fourth at bat. Houston must be deep with prospects. Lambson didn’t crack the top 20 despite solid numbers split between A+ and AA where he pitched remarkably better at AA. Across both levels he struckout 63 and walked 9 in 54.2 innings.
And finally, Quinn faced another Astro pitcher in his final at bat, Tyson Perez. Perez made 30 of his 39 appearances in AA in 2014.
Colton Murray pitched 2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out one and threw a wild pitch. He threw a couple pitches in the dirt, one resulted in a stolen base. Two of the base hits were ground balls to center and each drove in a run. The other hit was a line drive to right. He threw 16 of his 26 pitches for strikes and induced an inning-ending double play ball.
Nefi Ogando faced 4 batters while recording the save. He threw 8 strikes in 10 pitches. The first batter reached on an error by the second baseman. Ogando retired the next 3 batters on a fly to center, ground ouut to second, and a fly to left.
Quinn and the Scorpions face Houston’s #2 prospect (#41 overall) Mark Appel tonight. The Phillies’ Ryan O’Sullivan is scheduled to start tomorrow night. I don’t know if I’m going to continue this on a daily basis. Watching a game on Gameday is really boring. Shouldn’t these games be part of the MiLB TV package or MiLB’s First Pitch?