The Peoria Javelinas broke up the shutout and then some, scoring five times in the top of the 9th to erase a 3-0 deficit and take the season opener from the Glendale Desert Dogs, 5-3.
Three Nationals were in the starting lineup and one came out of the bullpen.
Robert Hassell played right field and batted third but went 0-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice fly. He had two putouts and fielded two hits.
Yasel Antuna was in the other corner OF slot and walked once in four plate appearances. He committed an error on the first ball he fielded and caught the second for an out.
Drew Millas caught the game and had eight putouts (all on strikeouts), no assists, and there were no steal attempts by the Desert Dogs.
Lucas Knowles came on in the 7th inning as the third man out of the Peoria ‘pen and set the side down in order on 15 pitches (10 for strikes).
The Javelinas remain on the road, playing tonight in Surprise.
It’s that time of year when Baseball America explores new ways to generate page views, including the 2022 Minor League All-Star team. Zach Brzykcy made the cut for the 2nd team as the top relief pitcher after a three-level season that saw him go 8-2 with 14 saves and a 1.76 ERA. He struck out 95 over 61⅓ innings and walked 29 for 9-inning rates of 13.9 and 4.3 respectively.