It was a pitcher’s duel in the desert with the Salt River Rafters falling to the Peoria Javelinas, 3-1.
Four Nationals saw game action:
- Brian Goodwin led off and played left field, but went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He had two putouts in the field.
- Matt Skole batted third and played first base, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He handled all eight defensive chances without an error.
- Anthony Rendon had his hit streak stopped at five with an 0-for-3 game, batting from the #7 spot while playing 3B. He snagged three foul pops and threw out a runner at first.
- Cole Kimball threw a scoreless inning and allowed his first hit of the fall. He issued no walks and struck out none.
The Rafters finish out the week with another pair of games at and versus the Scottsdale Scorpions tonight and tomorrow evening.