The decision is terrible. To have the team with the best record, Washington Nationals, play the defending World Series Champions, St. Louis Cardinals, and not put it on national television. The game is on MLB Network. Money rears its ugly head. They want people to buy their app for $4.99. That is what it is all about. TERRIBLE.
All the Garcia stuff is already old. He got an MRI and will seek a second opinion. Lance Lynn replaces him. As if enough controversy is there already, the St. Louis beat writers are drumming up trouble about the amount of innings Wainwright has pitched. HUMPH!
The Arizona Fall League started yesterday. Here are the results from opening day.
Tuesday October 9
Salt River defeated Mesa 6-5. Cubs prospect Javier Baez (CHC) had 2 hits including a home run and a double with 3 RBI’s . He also struck out twice in the game. Matt Szczur (CHC) went hitless in 2 at bats. For Mesa, Kent Matthes (COL) had two hits and 2 RBI’s and Trayce Thompson (CWS) went 1 for 2 with 2 runs batted in and Andy Wilkins (CWS) homered. The winning pitcher was Cory Riordan (COL) and the loser was Mike Belifiore( BAL).
The Peoria Javelinas defeated the Surprise Seguaros 5-2 behind two hits by Padres prospect Rymer Liriano, Donald Lutz of the Reds and Zach Collier from the Phillies. Each had two hits and one RBI in the game. Carson Smith (SEA) received the win and Kevin Quackenbush (SD) picked up the save with 2 strike outs. For Surprise, Brock Huntzinger (BOS) took the loss with 2 innings and allowed 4 hits and 2 runs. Kolten Wong and Mike O’Neill, Cardinal prospect both were hitless with Wong getting a stolen base after reaching on an error.
The Phoenix River Dogs slid by the Scottsdale Scorpions 4-3. Angels prospect Travis Withersoon had two hits and Matt Curry of the Pirates had 1 hit and one RBI in the losing cause. For the winners, Grant Green (OAK) smacked two hits and 2 RBI’s and Edward Salcedo of the Braves got one hit and two runs batted in. Two Milwaukee Brewers prospects figured in the win with Kyle Hackathorn getting the win and Jonny Hellweg picking up the save. Yankees prospect Dellin Betances absorbed the loss.