Short version of the Undercards today because 1) there were very many games played by Rays prospects on Monday 2) every Rays prospect other than Hak-Ju Lee had a terrible day Monday and 3) I’m writing with my power out in a Hurricane Sandy-affected area and who knows when my wifi is going to go out. Here we go.
Arizona Fall League: Salt River Rafters 9, Phoenix Desert Dogs 2
The Desert Dogs got killed. Hak-Ju Lee did go 2 for 4 with a run scored, but Tim Beckham went 0 for 4 and Chris Rearick allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in just 1.1 innings of work. The Nationals’ Ryan Perry (the former reliever for the Tigers) went 5 innings of 1-hit ball, striking out 3 while walking none, to earn the win for Salt River.
Dominican Winter League: Estrellas de Oriente 9, Gigantes del Cibao 6
Rhyne Hughes went 0 for 3 with a walk for Cibao in this one, which was highlighted by two home runs by ex-Giants outfielder Todd Linden and another one the Reds’ Denis Phipps for Oriente and one 2-run homer each the Brewers’ Jean Segura along with Marlins prospect Marcell Ozuna for the Gigantes.
Aguilas Cibaenas 2, Leones Del Escogido 0
As you can see in this one, pitching dominated as free right-hander Miguel Batista and ex-Royals right-hander Tony Pena Jr. combined on 6 shutout innings for Cibaenas to outduel 5 innings of 1-run ball by Edward Valdez, a former Reds prospect. Omar Luna went 0 for 4 for Cibaenas while ex-Rays infielder Julio Lugo went 1 for 1 as a pinch-hitter for Escogido.