Scottsdale went on a four game losing streak this week, finishing them in last place in their division and making a championship game appearance unlikely. The Fall Stars game took place on Saturday but featured only one Braves prospect who appeared in very limited action.
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Weekly Stats: 1 G, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Season Stats: 5 G, 1 SV, 5.1 IP, 8.44 ERA, 7 BB, 3 K, .222 BAA
Daysbel had one appearance on the week, working his way into the game in the sixth inning of a seven inning contest on Friday. He started his outing off by allowing a ground rule double and a base hit, then walked a man to load the bases with nobody out. A ground ball forced home a run to make it 2-0, but also netted Hernandez his first two outs of the game as the Scorpions infield was able to turn the double play. A fly ball ended his inning and his outing. Hernandez has now allowed seven walks in 5 1⁄3 innings this fall while getting only three strikeouts all of which came in a single outing on September 29th
Weekly Stats: 1 G, 1 GS, 0-1, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Season Stats: 4 G, 2-2, 14 IP, 3.21 ERA, 3 BB, 9 K, .314 BAA
Connor Johnstone started that final game of the week and had arguably his best outing of the fall overall, but the offense laying an egg left him with a loss. Johnston started out with a stellar first inning, forcing two strikeouts and a roll over ground out to the first baseman. He got two more strikeouts in the second inning and this time fielded the ground ball himself for the other out. The third inning was his struggle, as he allowed to singles into center field and then let a sacrifice fly score the only run of the game against him. That run proved to also hand him a loss. A ground out and a caught stealing served as the other two outs in that final inning. The four walks for Johnstone are a season high for him this fall. and he allowed zero walks for the second time. Over fourteen innings this fall he has only allowed three walks and since his first outing has only allowed one run over his past twelve innings.
Weekly Stats: 1 G, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Season Stats: 1 G, 1-0, 1 SV, 6.2 IP, 2.70 ERA, 4 BB, 8 K, .150 BAA
Bradley Roney kept his good work going with another scoreless outing to drop his fall ERA to 2.70. Roney walked the second batter of the inning during an eight pitch battle, but otherwise didn’t allow a baserunner. He forced a pop out to the infield, a lazy fly out to right field, and got the benefit of a caught stealing to finish out a scoreless inning. In five outings this fall Roney has put up four hitless outings, with all of the runs and hits against him coming in the second game he pitched. Roney has been a forced against right handed batters especially, with a .143 BAA and seven strikeouts in nineteen batters faced.
Weekly Stats: 1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Season Stats: 4 G, 5.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 5 BB, 6 K, .273 BAA
Brandon White had a good outing in the second game of the week, netting two strikeouts in a scoreless inning pitched. After forcing a fly out from the first batter of the inning he allowed a one out double, putting him in some trouble in a close game. He came back to get a strikeout after working ahead 1-2 on the next batter then needed just three pitches to get a swinging strikeout to end the inning.
Weekly Stats: 3 G, 3-10, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K
Season Stats: 12 G, .214/.313/.262, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB
Greyson Jenista opened up his week with a bang, knocking out three hits on the first game of the week and accounting for both Scorpions runs. With two runners on base in his first bat and one out Jenista lined a ball into left field for a base hit, and while it wasn’t enough to score the runner from second it did load the bases. Unfortunately the next batter grounded into an inning ending double play to strand all of the runners. Jenista came up with runners on again in the second at bat and came through one more time, knocking another run base hit into left field this time to score the tying run. Jenista led off the ninth inning with a double and scored a run to make it 3-2, but the Scorpions could not finish the comeback. The rest of Jenista’s week was a struggle as he went 0-6 in his other two games and struck out four times. Jenista has now struck out 20 times in 42 at bats this fall
Weekly Stats: 2 G, 2-7, 3 K
Season Stats: 8 G, .200/.324/.200, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
Justin Dean opened up his week with a solid performance with a couple of hits, but also had a caught stealing to put a damper on the day. Dean led off the game with a base hit up the middle, but immediately got caught stealing for the first out of the game. Dean singled again in his second at bat and got to second base on another hit, but was stranded there as the next batter grounded out to second base. Dean had one more hard hit ball on a line out to right field and then struck out in his final at bat. His other game was a struggle as he went 0-3 and struck out twice. He has struck out at least one in all eight games this fall and has 13 strikeouts in 30 at bats with no extra base hits.
Weekly Stats: 2 G, 2-9, 1 2B, 3 K
Season Stats: 11 G, .282/.356/.487, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB
Fall Stars Game: 0-1, 1 K
Trey Harris continued his slump in his first game of the week, going 0-5 for Scottsdale with a couple of key outs in a close game. Harris grounded into a double play that ended the fifth inning and then in the ninth with the tying run in scoring position he lined out to end the game. Harris got back to his hitting ways in the first at bat of the second game he played, singling with two outs to put runners on the corners for the Scorpions. Harris led off in the seventh inning with a double, but after a walk to Jenista a double play pushed him to third base but got the first two outs of the inning. Harris was stranded as a strikeout ended the inning and the Scorpions stayed scoreless. Harris led off in the ninth inning but grounded out to third base. Trey was also the lone representative for the Braves in the Fall Stars game, but only got one at bat off the bench and it was a strikeout.
Weekly Stats: 1 G, 0-3, 2 K
Season Stats: 5 G, .071/.278/.071, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Garrison Schwartz went 0-3 in his lone action of the fall, and has not had a hit since getting a single in his first game.