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11/5/22 : Arizona Fall League Update

Updated: Nov 6, 2022


The Surprise Saguaros defeated the Salt River Rafters 5-3 yesterday to up their league leading record to 17-10 and guaranteeing an extra game for themselves in the post season, in fact they will play in the Championship game.  The AFL regular season ends on Thursday, November 10th.  On Friday, the 11th a one game “Play-In” contest between the leagues second and third place teams will take place. That will be followed by the league Championship Game on Saturday, the 12th.


The Saguaros have a 3 1/2 game lead over second place Peoria & Scottsdale ( tied at 13-13 ) and a four game lead over fourth place Glendale and Mesa ( tied at 12-13 ).  Every team has just three remaining games on the regular season schedule.


In yesterday’s win the Saguaros ( comprised of team members from the Astros, Phillies, Royals, Rangers and Pirates ) saw two Phillies pitch an inning apiece.  RH Brett Schulze threw a perfect frame striking out two batters ( 11 pitches - 8 strikes ) while LH Taylor Lehman yielded a run on two hits and a walk while striking out three batters ( 28 pitches - 19 strikes ).


Outfielder Johan Rojas has left Arizona to deal with a personal matter, he also suffered a left shoulder injury which cut short his participation however it’s not considered an issue - he will be ready for spring training camp.


Here’s the Phillies contingent stats to date with three regular season games left to play.


Pitchers :


RH Francisco Morales - 1-0 in 8 appearances ( 9 2/3 IP ) with a 0.00 ERA - 14 K’s, 5 BB - 0.83 WHIP - .094 average against

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2-0 in 8 appearances ( 11 IP ) with a 0.82 ERA - 11 K’s, 1 BB - 0.91 WHIP - .214 average against

RH Brett Schulze - 8 appearances ( 8 1/3 IP ) with a 1.08 ERA - 10 K’s, 6 BB - 0.96 WHIP - .077 average against

LH Taylor Lehman - 0-2 in 8 appearances ( 11 2/3 IP ) with a 6.17 ERA - 16 K’s, 8 BB - 1.54 WHIP - .222 average against


Hitters :


OF Johan Rojas - .310/.423/.452 slash line with an OPS of .875 - 52 PA’s - 13 hits, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 13 stolen bases in 13 tries

OF/1B Carlos De La Cruz - .302/.373/.547 slash line with an OPS of .920 - 59 PA’s - 16 hits, 2 triples, 3 HR’s, 11 RBIs

OF Jhailyn Ortiz - .163/.321/.372 slash line with an OPS of .693 - 53 PA’s - 7 hits, 8 walks, 3 HR’s, 8 RBIs


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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