AFL Update: Nov. 15, 2017

Glendale got two in the 1st and never trailed as they handed Mesa another loss, 5-1.

Just two Nationals played in yesterday’s game:

• Kelvin Gutierrez got the start at first base, where he played error-free and took par in a double play. At the plate, he was 0-for-3 to lose his modest hit streak but drew a walk to reach base for the 10th time in the last 10 games.

• Jimmy Cordero (pictured) pitched two innings, giving up a run on three hits and a walk. He threw 40 pitches, 22 for strikes.

Despite the loss, the Solar Sox still hold a 1½ game lead with two games to play. They play the Saguaros this afternoon with a chance to clinch a spot in Saturday’s title game with a win.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. 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.

4 thoughts on “AFL Update: Nov. 15, 2017”

  1. I’m beginning to think that we should pay attention to the time Gutierrez is getting at 1B. In AZ, it’s a way to get him on the field at the same time as Neuse. For the Nats, it would be a way to get him on the field at Harrisburg with Drew Ward. That said, judging by the perpetual questionable reports about Ward’s defense, maybe he’d be the one who moves to 1B instead of Gutierrez.

    At either 3B or 1B, Gutierrez is still going to have to find a way to get the ball out of the park more often to be legitimately considered for an MLB role.

  2. I’m a day late on this but want to say I agree completely on KW’s comment on Rich Mirowski.
    Never understood his release at the time; I’m sure there was some backstory we are never privy to. Maybe just injury woes but he was a pleasant surprise for a few years.

    Much to young to die.

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