AFL Update: October 25, 2010

An update on how the Nats did over the weekend

Here’s a look at how the Nationals fared over the weekend in the Arizona Fall League…

The Scottsdale Scorpions pounded the Peoria Javelinas 12-4

  • Steve Lombardozzi led off and played second base, helping to turn two double plays and going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (via sac fly).
  • Sammy Solis started and got torched for four runs (all earned) on four hits and three walks over three innings. He struck out three.
  • Brad Peacock got his second hold with a scoreless inning of relief, alowing one hit and striking out two.

Scottsdale cruised to its eighth win in eleven games with a 6-1 decision over the Phoenix Desert Dogs

  • Derek Norris caught and batted cleanup, swatting his second home run of the fall campaign in a 1-for-3 night with a run scored, a walk, a strikeout, and two RBI. He threw out another baserunner.
  • Michael Burgess batted seventh and played RF, going 1-for-4 with two RBI and a strikeout.
  • Bryce Harper was the DH and went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Cole Kimball was touched for a run on two hits and a walk while pitching the ninth.

After 11 games, the stats…


Lombardozzi 6 24 6 6 4 0 0 2 4 2 .250 .367 .417 0
Burgess 7 24 2 6 1 0 0 4 3 8 .250 .321 .292 1
Norris 6 19 4 6 1 1 2 6 5 7 .316 .480 .789 1
Harper 2 8 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .375 .375 .500 0


Solis 0 0 0 6.75 2 6⅔ 6 5 5 4 4 1.500 0 0
Peacock 0 0 0 1.50 4 6 4 1 1 1 12 0.833 2 0
Kimball 0 0 1 1.80 4 5 3 1 1 1 5 0.800 0 4
Carr 1 0 0 2.25 3 4 2 1 1 2 2 1.000 0 1

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

11 thoughts on “AFL Update: October 25, 2010”

  1. Went through the Winter League rosters to find all the Nats, normally this link ( ) is sufficient, but they always miss some names, like Yunesky Maya.

    One startling fact, the Mexican Winter League has been decimated with hardly any ML owned prospects/players appearing. Can only attribute this to the drug violence. Benefitting from this is the Puerto Rican Winter League, which almost folded a few years ago.

    Here’s the breakdown, Natstown South is the Leones del Ponce of Puerto Rico – Pat Listach managing Jeff Mandel, Pat McCoy, Hassan Pena, Cory VanAllen, Danny Espinosa, Chris Marrero.


    Criollos de Caguas
    Eric Arneson P 26 yr old AA-AAA
    Luis Atilano P 25 yr old Majors
    Ivan Rogriguez C 38 yr old
    Edgardo Baez OF 25 yr old Pot-Hburg

    Gigantes del Carolina
    Wilberto Ortiz 3b 25 yr old Potomac

    Indios del Mayaguez
    Bill Pulsipher 37 yr old (Fairfax HS)

    Leones del Ponce —- Pat Listach Manager!
    Jeff Mandel RHP 25 yr old, AA-AAA
    Pat McCoy LHP 22 yr old, Potomac
    Hassan Pena RHP 25 yr old, H-burg
    Cory VanAllen RHP 25 yr old, Pot-H-burg
    Danny Espinosa 2b Majors
    Chris Marrero 1b H-burg

    Senadores de San Juan
    John Santiago RHP 22 yr old GCL
    Carlos Baerga CATCHER!!! 42 yr old


    Estrellas de Oriente
    Michael Martinez 2b 28 yr old AA-AAA

    Gigantes de Cibao
    Joel Peralta RHP 34 yr old
    Francisco Soraino SS 23 yr old Potomac

    Leones del Escogido
    Yunesky Maya RHP
    Pedro Lopez SS 26 yr old AAA
    Eury Perez OF 20 yr old H-town

    1. If you watched Solis throw last Friday night, you would have seen a lefty sitting at 92-94 who went through the first 10 batters without a hit. The following were a bloop to center, a broken bat pop up that landed on the infield dirt, and a solid hit up the middle. To say he got “torched” for 4 runs could only be written by someone that wasn’t there. In four innings, opposing hitters only got decent wood on the ball one time. I think the kid looks really promising!

      1. You’re absolutely right. We have a budget that similar to the number of Julliard grads on American Idol, so we have to rely on the box scores which twice read “singles on a sharp ground ball” but your point still remains. Bad verb choice on my part. Should have used “touched.” Mea culpa.

  2. Here’s the rest of it:

    Leones del Escogido
    Yunesky Maya RHP
    Pedro Lopez SS 26 yr old AAA
    Eury Perez OF 20 yr old H-town
    Jesus Valdez OF 25 yr old Hburg

    Tigres del Licey
    Atahualpa Severino LHP 26 yr old AAA


    Bravos de Margarita
    Jack Spradlin LHP 26 yr old AAA

    Leones de Caracas
    Victor Garate LHP 26 yr old AA-AAA
    Josh Wilkie RHP 26 yr old AAA
    Carlos Maldonado C 31 yr old AAA-Majors

    Navegantes del Magallanes
    Shairon Martis RHP 23 yr old AAA
    Rogerearvin Bernadina OF 26 yr old Majors

    Tigres de Aragua
    Wilson Ramos C 23 yr old AAA-Majors

    1. VH – Thanks so much. I had noticed Perez in doing research for the Hagerstown season review and did a quick scan/save via for a future post on the Winter Leagues, but this is still useful for everyone else to see.

  3. WOW, Sue & VH, what a wealth of information! Thanks.
    It’s only 6 games, but Norris is putting up Little League numbers.
    Sue, you know him well, why isn’t Peacock starting? He looks great so far.
    If Eury Perez can hold his own against much more accomplished players, that would be a huge step for him.
    In a nod to Brian Oliver, go Josh Wilkie!!
    After starting all year, I’m surprised the Nats are letting Arnesen pitch this winter.

    Sue, what do you think?

  4. Mark – I don’t think there’s all that much to read into Peacock not starting. It’s pretty obvious that they’re looking to evaluate RHRP options with Kimball and Carr, which may also be why they’re willing to let Arnesen & Wilkie pitch in the winter leagues.

  5. No problem….but unfortunately, it still can’t hide his terrible numbers – yikes! I guess he’s still got a lot of rust left to shake off.

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