The Saguaros broke up the Star Trek Convention on the Salt River Fields scoreboard with a run in the 6th, then added two more in the 7th, and on e in the 9th to double up the Rafters, 4-2.
Just two Nationals took part in the festivities.
Donovan Casey (pictured) batted second as the DH and went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Drew Millas was the No. 6 batter in the lineup and the No. 2 position in the scorebook (catcher). At the plate, he was 0-for-3 with a walk. Behind the plate, he had seven putouts and one passed ball.
Surprise (4-2) returns home this afternoon to host Scottsdale (3-4).
WHITHER MiLB IF THERE’S A LOCKOUT IN 2022?
It’s been more than a generation (1994-1995), but with the prospect of the strike/lockout looming for 2022, it’s worth noting as the Boys in Durham did that the minors will go on as scheduled. This includes the Rule 5 draft, which is scheduled for December 9th. The current CBA expires on December 1.
What may be less certain is the effect on IFAs, as one of the usual suspects for change with a new CBA could be the rules for acquiring players born outside of the U.S., Canada, or a U.S. territory. While an International Draft seems unlikely, further restrictions to the rules for
exploiting signing such players has been the pattern with the past two CBAs.