AFL Update: November 17, 2010

Three Nats bats saw action on Tuesday

The Phoenix Desert Dogs edged the Scottsdale Scorpions in a seven-inning contest* by a count of 2-1. Three Nats bats saw game action…

  • Steve Lombardozzi led off and played SS, turning a double play, and going 2-for-4 with a strikeout to raise his average to .308
  • Derek Norris caught and batted cleanup but went o-for-3. There were no steal attempts against him.
  • Michael Burgess was the DH and batted 7th, but was hitless in three at-bats. He did not strike out.

The loss drops the Scorpions to 19-11 and with yesterday’s win by Peoria, the Javelinas will be Scottsdale’s opponent. I have been unable to confirm whether or not Sammy Solis will indeed get the starting nod, but will update in this space if/when I can. As mentioned yesterday, Frank Piliere was present for Solis’s start on Monday and filed this story about what he saw. My only quibble: If Solis was indeed tipping his pitches with a head tilt, that’s rather significant.

* Thursday’s games will also be seven innings in an effort to reduce workloads in the final week of the AFL

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.

3 thoughts on “AFL Update: November 17, 2010”

  1. Thanks, Sue, good link. Solis seems more and more like the real deal. This gives him 5 months to stop tipping his pitches, so a little more on his to-do list.

  2. Interesting 2013 line-up ventured by USA Today Baseball release this week.
    Somehow cathcart, henley and co. will sort out the talent pool from Rizzos Big 12 draft haul the last two years especially the OF bats.
    Moldenauer seems like a good chance @ Hagerstown for 1b with a good spring.
    Even though a CF to lead off seems like the ideal object in future drafting- taking Dickerson from Indiana if Purke is off the board this next June does not seem out of bounds.
    POTNats outfield? Hood, the speedy latin in CF and BH in RF? Higley on bench?
    Hagerstown? Mozinga, CC from Texas, Obudar, Nunez, the other LH bat from 10 draft.

    two arms in free agency? Javey and Jorge DealerRosa….
    carlos pena…Miguel Cairo ( because he will make a great teacher in future, too).
    Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.

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