Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday in the Arizona Fall League Championship, the Surprise Saguaros walked away as the winners by shutting out the Mesa Solar Sox 2-0.
Eduardo Rodriguez helped pitch the Saguaros to victory. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The Saguaros sent out Eduardo Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles) to the mound and he rewarded them by picking up the win. Rodriguez pitched three scoreless innings and allowed only two hits, no walks and struck out four batters.
Out of the bullpen, the Saguaros relied on some Brewers’ prospects to get the job done. Reliever Tyler Cravy lobbed two scoreless innings and struck out two while David Goforth pitched a perfect ninth inning and picked up the save.
Offensively, the Saguaros managed only five hits, but that was more than enough to take lead. In the second inning, catcher Jorge Alfaro (Texas Rangers) smacked a single that drove in Henry Urrutia (Orioles).
During the eighth inning, second baseman Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox) notched a hit that scored Jonathan Schoop (Orioles). The Brewers’ Mitch Haniger was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. Brewers’ prospects Jason Rogers and Adam Weisenburger did not play.
With the Fall League now over, most of the Brewers’ prospects will head home to prepare for the upcoming season. Rogers however announced that he is going to play in the Dominican Winter League to try and hone his skills.
In the Dominican Winter League, the Tigres del Licey (who host a few Brewers’ players) lost yesterday 5-0 to the Leones del Escogido. The Brew Crew’s Juan Francisco played third base and was 0-for-4 at the plate while reliever Alfredo Figaro pitched a scoreless inning. Sean Halton and Ariel Pena did not play in the game. Later today Licey will play the Leones again at 5:00 p.m. AST.