Brewer Daily News for October 15th, 2013: Saguaros fall to Rafters


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Surprise Saguaros (2-3) were on the wrong end of a 3-2 loss to the Salt River Rafters (2-3), but did see some production out of the Milwaukee Brewers on the team.

Garin Cecchini is one of the Red Sox’s top prospects. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers’ top pitching prospect Taylor Jungmann made his Arizona Fall League debut yesterday as he was the starter for the Saguaros, but did not receive a decision. Jungmann pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits, one walk and struck out four.

Out of the Saguaros’ bullpen, Cleveland Indians’ prospect Jeff Johnson surrendered one run on one hit and a walk in the fifth inning. Texas Rangers’ prospect Ryan Harvey gave up two runs on three hits during the sixth inning, which led to his first loss of the league.

The Saguaros took an early lead in the third inning when Travis Shaw, a Boston Red Sox’s first baseman, smacked a two-run double that scored Adam Weisenburger and Tyler Naquin. Brewers’ outfielder Mitch Haniger would go 1-for-4 with a walk and Red Sox’s third baseman Garin Cecchini went 2-for-4.

For the Rafters, Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher Drew Hutchison made the start and gave up two runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched, but did not receive a decision. Dan Houston, a reliever in the Colorado Rockies’ organization, picked up his first win by pitching a perfect fifth and John Stilson (Blue Jays) acquired his first save.

Offensively, the Rafters had help from Kenny Wilson (Blue Jays) who went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Stephen Piscotty (St. Louis Cardinals) who was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Tim Wheeler (Rockies) scored in the sixth inning on a wild pitch by Harvey.

Tonight the Saguaros will take on the Rafters again, but this time at Salt River. The game will begin at 8:35 p.m. ET / 7:35 p.m. CT.