Winter League Sunday Round-up
The Surprise Rafters record sits at 4-12 for the season and they sit in 3rd place (3 teams) of the AFL National Division, 5 games behind the first place Peoria Javelinas.
Player Updates (10/22 - 10/25): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - Lofgren struggled again on 10/22 allowing 4 earned runs in 2IP, but actually lowered his ERA to 35.31 for the season (4.1IP, 12H, 19R, 17ER, 8BB, 3K).
RHP Erik Stiller - Stiller worked 2 scoreless innings on 10/23 to lower his season ERA to 13.50 (6.2IP, 15H, 17R, 10ER, 2BB, 5K).
RHP Josh Tomlin - Tomlin worked his second straight disaster of an outing on 10/25 allowing 7 runs (4 earned) in 1+ innings of relief. After allowing only 1 run through his first two outings (7IP), Tomlin has been touched for 13 earned runs in his last two outings (3IP). For the season Tomlin now sports a 12.60ERA (10IP, 23H, 17R, 14ER, 2BB, 10K).
RHP Neil Wagner - Allowed 2ER in 2IP on 10/22 to raise his season ERA to 5.14 (7IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 6BB, 3K).
3B Wes Hodges - Hodges was 1-for-4 on 10/23 and 3-for-5 on 10/25 with a pair of solo HR and an RBI single running his season line to .357(15-for-42)/.386/.690/1.077 with 2 2B, 4HR & 12RBI in 10 games.
1B Beau Mills - Mills made his only appearance on 10/25 finishing 1-for-5 with his 2nd HR of the Fall Season. For the year Mills now sports a .269(7-for-26)/.387/.538/.926 line in 7 games.
INF Josh Rodriguez - Rodriguez was 1-for-4 on 10/22 and 0-for-4 on 10/23 to lower his line to a struggling .129(4-for-31)/.229/.194/.422 in 9 games.
OF Stephen Head - Head made his only appearance on 10/22 going 1-for-3 with a BB and 2K and for the season is now hitting .375(3-for-8)/.500/.500/1.000 in 4 games as a Taxi Squad player.
Also, the AFL All-Star game took place on 10/24 with Beau Mills and Wes Hodges being selected for the National Division team. Hodges started at DH and was 1-for-3 with 2BB and Mills entered as a pinch hitter in the 6th inning finishing the night 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored in the National Divisions come-from-behind 7-6 win.
Furthermore, Neil Wagner has the latest installment of his blog for MLB.com posted this week.
Hawaii Winter League
The North Shore Honu's record for the Winter season sits at 8-13 and they remain in second place (2 teams) of the HWB West Division.
Player Updates (10/22 - 10/25): -
LHP Matt Meyer - Meyer worked a scoreless inning on 10/24 with 2K. For the season he now carries an 8.00ERA (9IP, 13H, 11R, 8ER, 6BB, 14K).
LHP Shawn Nottingham - Has not made an appearance since the last update and still holds a 4.09ERA (11IP, 9H, 8R, 5ER, 6BB, 15K) in 8 games.
LHP Heath Taylor - Has no appearances since the last update and his ERA still sits at 2.19 in 4 games (12.1IP, 14H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 9K).
C Adam Davis - Went 0-for-3 on 10/24 to lower his overall line to .100(3-for-30)/.325/.167/.492 for the season.
3B Dustin Realini - Has not made an appearance since the last update so his line still sits at .160(4-for-25)/.222/.160/.382 in 7 games.
INF Ron Rivas - Rivas was 2-for-3 with a 2B & RBI on 10/24 to improve his numbers to .261(6-for-23)/.320/.304/.624 in 8 games.
OF Matt McBride - McBride was 3-for-4 with his 2nd Fall HR on 10/22 and then was 1-for-4 on 10/24 to give him a steady .276(21-for-76)/.380/.434/.815 line with 6 2B, 2HR and 15RBI in 20 games.
2008 18th round draft pick LHP Kaimi Mead continues to pitch for his hometown Honolulu Sharks and since the last update worked a scoreless inning on 10/24 to run his overall numbers to a continually impressive 12IP, 9H, 7R, 3ER, 6BB, 11K, 2.25ERA for the Winter season.
Caribbean Winter Leagues
Player Updates (overall numbers): -
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
RHP Randy Newsom - 2G, 0.2IP, 5H, 6R/ER, 2BB, 0K, 81.00ERA
OF Matt LaPorta - 10G, .209(9-for-43)/.261/.419/.679, 3 2B, 2HR, 9RBI
INF Asdrubal Cabrera - Has not yet played.
OF Franklin Gutierrez - Has not yet played.
RHP Edward Mujica - Has not yet played.
INF Nuiman Romero - Has not yet played.
INF Karexon Sanchez - Has not yet played.
RHP Hector Rondon - Has not yet played.
There is a new addition it would seem to the rosters in Venezuela; 20-year RHP Jeanmar Gomez is listed on the roster for Tiburones de la Guaira but, as yet, has not made an appearance in a game.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
1B Jordon Brown - 4G, .273(3-for-11)/.333/.364/.697, 2B, 3RBI
C Chris Gimenez - 6G, .217(5-for-23)/.333/.391/.725, 2B, HR, 2RBI
RHP Adam Miller - 2G, 5.2IP, 8H, 8R/ER, 2BB, 3K, 12.71ERA
LHP Scott Lewis - 2G, 6IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 9K, 4.50ERA
LHP Tony Sipp - Has not yet played.
RHP Fausto Carmona - Has not yet played.
3B Andy Marte - Has not yet played.
LHP Rafael Perez - Has not yet played.
C Carlos Santana - Has not yet played.
OF Jose Constanza - Has not yet played.
OF Lucas Montero - 6G, .263(5-for-19)/.417/.579/.996, 2B, 3B, HR, 5RBI
C Alex Castillo - 2G, 0-for-1
RHP Joaniel Montero - Has not yet played.
MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Roman Pena - 13G, .371(13-for-35)/.436/.686/1.122, 5 2B, 2HR, 9RBI
I'll be back with the next winter league update on Wednesday.