Nov 112012

What's With The Flowers? Click to find outSalt River scored five unanswered runs in the final three innings for an 11-5 win over Phoenix that stopped a three-game skid.

Brian Goodwin and Jason Martinson sandwiched the top and the bottom of the Rafters’ batting order. Goodwin, who made two putouts in centerfield, went 1-for-4 with two walks and two runs scored. Martinson hit safely for the fifth straight game, smacking an RBI double, drawing two walks, and getting away with a two-out steal of third. He had no defensive chances.

Aaron Barrett had another 1-2-3 inning, breezing through the eighth inning on six pitches with two groundouts and a strikeout. The 24-year-old Hoosier lowered his ERA to 2.70 and has nine strikeouts in 10 innings this fall.

Salt River’s win kept pace with Scottsdale, which broke its five-game slide with a 4-3 win over Surprise. The two teams remain separated by a game and a half in the AFL East with just four games left — including a head-to-head matchup on Tuesday afternoon.

  5 Responses to “AFL Update: Nov. 11, 2012”

  1. Luke
    Poppies in the Field—The Teardrop Explodes??
    just asking.

    • Today is Veteran’s Day – pic is a reference to “In Flanders Field,” a poem closely associated with WWI and Armistice Day, which is also today.

  2. Thanks Luke, for the image of the poppy fields. God bless all those who served, and continue to serve, in the Canadian military(as well as our American friends). Without their sacrifice and courage, we would never have the peace and freedom that we take for granted today.

  3. not sure if you saw John Sickels comments on Goodwin in his AFL Observations article. very encouraging

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