It was a group effort from Los Angeles Dodgers prospects on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. Outfielders Yusniel Diaz and DJ Peters helped lead the offensive effort for Glendale along with catcher Will Smith as the Desert Dogs eased past the Mesa Solar Sox, 10-3.
Marlins prospects Braxton Lee and Ben Meyer put together a pair of strong performances as Salt River erased a late deficit and fought to a 3-3 tie after 11 innings against Mesa on Friday.
Max Fried continued his domination of Arizona Fall League hitters on Saturday with six more scoreless innings lowering his ERA 0.47 through four starts. Fried allowed three hits and struck out five. Alex Jackson went 2-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs giving him 13 in 11 games. Ronald Acuna added two
Gordon Beckham has played nearly a thousand games in his nine-year Major League career, most of them with the White Sox team that drafted him with the eighth overall selection in 2008. But Beckham took a little extra pride in his one and only start so far with the Mariners on Tuesday.
Marco Gonzales, one of the Mariners’ hopes for their future pitching plans, will get one last start this season on Friday as Seattle opens a three-game series against the Angels in Anaheim that will bring down the curtain on the 2017 campaign.
With CC Sabathia starting Monday’s makeup game vs. Kansas City, Jordan Montgomery will start for the Yankees on Tuesday to open a three-game series vs. Blake Snell and the Rays. Although New York has already clinched one of the American League Wild Card spots, its chase for the AL East title is still ongoing.
A first victory, of sorts, is on the line when the Royals continue their postseason push against the White Sox on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The praise keeps coming in for Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez. So do the accolades. The Arizona outfielder was named the National League Player of the Week for last week on Monday. It is his first honor with the Diamondbacks this season after having earned the award twice with the Tigers earlier
Teoscar Hernandez and Carlos Ramirez received most of the attention earlier this week, but they aren’t the only Blue Jays callups to keep an eye on this September. Another rookie to watch is shortstop Richard Urena.
Hyun-Jin Ryu didn’t flirt with perfection on Thursday in the wake of Rich Hill’s historically heartbreaking loss the night before, but Ryu did deliver another solid start in a year-long audition to remain in the Dodgers’ starting rotation.
After his notably delayed debut, Brandon Woodruff did his part over three respectable starts to prove he belongs in the big leagues. Now he may have to wait again. The Brewers are expected to option Woodruff to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday to make way for Chase Anderson’s return from the disabled.
Since being acquired from the Orioles in exchange for cash in April, right-hander Parker Bridwell has pitched in 12 games for the Angels. They’ve won all but one of them, a testament to the surprising consistency and effectiveness Bridwell has brought to Los Angeles’ rotation this season.