The Scottsdale Scorpions lost again, falling to the Peoria Javelinas by a 7-4 count. Here’s a look at how the Nats fared:
- Steve Lombardozzi led off and played SS. He went 3-for-4 with a triple, but was caught stealing for the second time.
- Derek Norris batted sixth and drew two walks but went o-for-2 otherwise.
- Michael Burgess batted eighth and extended his hitless streak to 15AB with another 0-for-4 game.
He did, however, throw out a runner at the plate.
- Adam Carr pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out one.
Sammy Solis, to clarify, is scheduled to start today as will (presumably) Bryce Harper. Yesterday, the AFL announced rosters for the 5th Annual Rising Stars Game and Burgess and Cole Kimball were named to the Eastern Division squad.
[Editorial]The selection of Burgess is mystifying as is the exclusion of Norris. At first glance, it would appear that catcher Tony Sanchez would have bumped Norris (the old “every team must have a representative” canard), until you notice that Pirate OF Andrew Lambo, who also plays RF, is batting .304/.351/.522. As noted yesterday in the comments, it would almost appear as if the managers got together, determined whose turn it was to play, and cobbled the rosters accordingly [/Editorial]