AFL Update: Nov. 2, 2017

Victor Robles homered and discarded his weapon* to cap off a five-run 8th as the Solar Sox torched the Saguaros, 8-5.
Lee said the bat went 6′ up and 6′ away from Robles.

Robles also walked twice and stole twice in his first two AB’s to finish 1-for-3 with a runs scored and three RBI. Defensively, he made five putouts while playing centerfield.

Taylor Gushue led off the 8th with his second fall homer and extended his hit streak to four games. The Mesa catcher also walked and had ten putouts (all K’s).

Kelvin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with a run scored while batting eighth and playing third base, where he had no chances.

Jimmy Cordero got the benefit of the outburst for pitching a scoreless bottom of the 7th, striking out two and keeping his ERA at 0.00 for his second fall win.

Mesa scored twice in the 9th to offset Dakota Bacus’s ineffectiveness, as the “white ninja” let in three runs on five hits and no walks over the final two innings.

The Solar Sox return home to host the Saguaros this afternoon, then travel to Scottsdale tomorrow to finish out the fourth week of the 2017 AFL season.

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.

6 thoughts on “AFL Update: Nov. 2, 2017”

  1. Being an ole expo fan who recalls Dave Martinez playing for Buck Rodgers reminds us how much Gene Mauch Angel Way Martinez soaked up between playing for Rodgers and being Robin to maddens Batman .

      1. Getting Jaron Long’s dad as the new hitting coach is a BIG deal. Time to spread around the Murphy magic.

        Not sure where they will go with the pitching coach. I’m curious about Dave Righetti, who the Giants have reassigned. He was a Martinez teammate in SF. Of course Martinez bounced around so much that he was teammates with nearly everyone at some point!

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