Hello again everyone and welcome to the Wednesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday in the Arizona Fall League, the Surprise Saguaros (18-10-1) narrowly beat the Scottsdale Scorpions (10-19) in a 9-7 game.
In yesterday’s win, Brewers’ prospect Taylor Jungmann made the start and did not fare well, but received a no-decision. Jungmann lasted only two innings and surrendered four runs on two hits, four walks and struck out two. Jungmann made only his third, and more than likely his last, start of the Fall League as he has been battling a lingering groin injury.
Jungmann ends his 2013 Fall League with an ERA of 9.82 in only 7 1/3 innings. In Double-A Huntsville this season, Jungmann was 10-10 in 26 starts with an ERA of 4.33 and struck out 82 batters while walking 73.
Out of the Saguaros’ bullpen, Keith Couch (Boston Red Sox) gave up two runs in an inning pitched while Lisalverto Bonilla (Texas Rangers) picked up his first win by pitching a scoreless two innings. Reliever Noe Ramirez (Red Sox) coughed up one run in the ninth inning, but was still able to notch his second save.
The Saguaros’ offense had a tremendous boost from third baseman Ryan Rua (Rangers) who smacked a grand slam in the fourth inning. First baseman Travis Shaw (Red Sox) went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Jorge Alfaro (Rangers), who scored on a throwing error in the fifth, was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Later today the Saguaros will stay home and host the Peoria Javelinas (10-19) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.
At Brew Crew Ball, Kyle Lobner continues on with the “Lesser Brewers” series as he talks about back-up catcher Martin Maldonado. Around the web, Australian blogger Billy Ho talks about his “confessions as the only Brewers’ fan in Melbourne.”