AFL Update: Oct. 12, 2012

The Salt River Rafters walked off with a two-run rally in the 9th for their third straight win on Thursday night, 6-5.

Brian Goodwin led off the the final frame with a solo shot to tie it at 5-5. Two batters later, Anthony Rendon drew a walk to load the the bases and set up the game-winning single by White Sox first baseman Andy Wilkins.

Goodwin would finish the night at 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI while batting out of the #9 spot in the lineup. Rendon walked twice, scored once, and went 1-for-3 with an RBI double. He was #3 in the lineup and #5 on the defensive chart, taking a grounder to third in the 9th for his only defensive chance.

Ryan Perry got the start for the Rafters, but was touched for two runs on four hits and two walks over three innings. He threw 55 pitches, 31 for strikes and faced 14 batters with three strikeouts, three groundouts, a lineout and two flyballs.

Salt River and Scottsdale rematch tonight in the Scorpions’ home field at Scottsdale Stadium.

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.

7 thoughts on “AFL Update: Oct. 12, 2012”

  1. I’m already finding myself trying to tamper expectations for Goodwin. An outfield of him, Harper, and Werth sounds awfully exciting on paper.

    1. It would seem that the big league club’s decision on LaRoche is a sort of domino that once resolved, will create openings (or not) in the OF that will impact other players such as Goodwin, Perez, Taylor, Bernadina, Morse, Moore, etc.

      Will be a fun off season to watch in the ‘player contracts’ arena to be sure.

      1. I was at Nats Park when he hit the home run. My first reaction was that the walk-off alone would justify the $126M investment. It may be safer to say that 2012 +.walk-off provide the justification. Harper has followed Werth around like a puppy, and the value as a role model does not show up in the box scores.

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