Nov 102012

The Solar Sox scorched the Rafters for two in the 7th to break a 4-4 tie and held on for a 7-5 win, sending Salt River to its third straight loss.

Four Nationals saw game action:

  • Brian Goodwin was the DH and went 1-for-5 with an RBI double, a run scored, but whiffed twice.
  • Matt Skole also had an RBI double and drew a walk while going 1-for-3. He handled all four defensive chances without an error.
  • Anthony Rendon saw his 10-game on-base streak snapped with an 0-for-4 effort and two strikeouts. Defensively, he had a putout and two assists.
  • Cole Kimball went two scoreless innings and allowed a hit and a walk while fanning one, with 17 of 27 pitches thrown for strikes.

Scottsdale lost its fifth in a row, and still trails Salt River by 1½ games with five games left to play and just one more head-to-head matchup (Tuesday). The Rafters finish the penultimate week of the 2012 AFL season with a game against Phoenix this afternoon.

  3 Responses to “AFL Update: Nov. 10, 2012”

  1. So Goodwin whiffed twice, did he? What a bum.

    Greg mentioned yesterday that with 200 PA’s Rendon still doesn’t have the aluminum out of his swing yet.
    Scouts say it takes about 600 PA’s to get it out completely.
    Don’t think Goodwin has that many yet, either.

  2. if that’s a current photo of Rendon it sure looks like he could drop 10-15 lbs.

    • It is current, but he doesn’t look any heavier than he did prior to the injury. I was watching for mobility issues and saw none in his brief time at Potomac. I think he just has a “sturdy carriage.”

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