Brewer News for November 3rd, 2013: West Fall Stars Crush East
By Benjamin Orr
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Today we’ll be looking at last night’s Arizona Fall League’s Fall Star Game in which the East and West played. The Surprise Saguaros, who host the Milwaukee Brewers’ players, were a part of the West’s team.
The Saguaros’ Brett Nicholas was a huge part of the West’s victory. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Last night in the Arizona Fall League’s annual Fall Star Game, the West ran away with the show by beating the East 9-2. The Glendale Desert Dogs’ Alex Meyer took the hill for the West and picked up the win. Meyer went three innings and allowed only three hits, one walk and struck out three.
Saguaros’ reliever Eduardo Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles) came on in the fourth and pitched a scoreless inning while surrendering only a walk. Relievers Chris Bassitt and Yimi Garcia gave up a combined two runs in two innings, but that would be all the runs the West would give up. Saguaros and Brewers’ reliever David Goforth pitched 2/3 innings of shutout ball in the ninth inning.
The West had help offensively from Stefen Romero who went a perfect 2-for-2 with two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored. Center fielder Byron Buxton was 1-for-4 with an RBI and shortstop Corey Seager did not get a hit, but did drive in a run.
Contributions from the Saguaros’ players did not go unnoticed either. First baseman Brett Nicholas (Texas Rangers) came up big as he was 3-for-4 with two solo home runs. Third baseman Garin Cecchini (Boston Red Sox) went 1-for-2 with a solo homer. Second baseman Mookie Betts (Red Sox) scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. Nicholas was named as the MVP for the game.
Today the Saguaros (13-7-1) have the day off before heading to Glendale (9-10-2) on Monday to play the Desert Dogs in an afternoon game.
In other Brewers’ news, Michael Terrill of Rant Sports wonders if the team could bring back Jose Veras. At Bleacher Report, Kyle Newport looks at some of the Brewers’ off-season tasks.