If you missed the AFL Fall Stars game, read a review about it here. Meibrys Viloria was a bat flipping hero walking it off for his team.
The Surprise Saguaros are basically out of the playoffs. They haven’t officially been eliminated yet, but that will come any day now. So we won’t see any of our guys on TV in the championship game next Saturday. I’ll still watch though because it’s baseball and good baseball.
The Royals only had one player participate in the Surprise game on Monday. Khalil Lee was 0-4 with 2 Ks.
On Tuesday, Viloria caught and hit fifth for the Saguaros. He went 0-2 with 2 R, 3 BB, and 1 K. Runners were 2-3 stealing against him. Nick Heath hit seventh and played RF going 1-4 with a R. Grant Gavin pitched an inning and earned his third hold of the short season. He gave up 1 ER on 2 H, 0 BB, and 1 K while throwing 15 of 20 pitches for strikes.
Lee started in CF for the Saguaros on Wednesday and went 1-5 with a double and RBI. Arnaldo Hernandez threw 1.1 innings allowing 0 R on 1 H, 1 BB, and 1 K.
Starting in LF and hitting second on Thursday was Nick Heath. He went 1-5 with a R and 2 K. Lee batted ninth in the lineup and went 0-4 with 1 K. Scott Blewett started the game earning his third win of the season. Blewett went 4.0 innings allowing 3 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, and 2 K. It was Blewett’s worst start in the AFL to this point.
The last game of the week for the Saguaros featured four future Royals in the action. Lee hit second and played RF going 0-2 with 2 BB. Viloria was 0-2 in the five spot, had 1 BB, had his second passed ball of the fall, and dropped a catch for an error. It was a tough day behind the plate for him. Heath was 1-3 with a R, RBI, and 1 K. Gavin pitched 1.0 inning allowing 4 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 K, and made a throwing error.
The Saguaros were off Saturday for the Fall Stars game and had their normal off day Sunday.
I haven’t noticed any work from Walker Sheller for a while and I’m trying to figure out if he got dinged up or the Royals just shut him down. The last day he threw was October 26. We’ll see if he gets any more innings this fall.