The Surprise Saguaros put together the best record during the first week of the Arizona Fall League, going 5-1. After an off-day on Sunday, they returned to action late Monday night. Henry Davis was the only member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the starting lineup, but two other Pirates joined in before the day was over. Here’s a recap of the game.
Davis batted fifth in the DH spot. He doubled to start the second inning, his third double of the fall. He walked in the third inning. In typical Davis fashion, he got hit by a pitch in the fifth inning. He grounded out to shortstop in the seventh and then walked in the ninth. He finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a HBP. He has a .300 average and a 1.156 OPS in the early stages of the season.
Jacob Gonzalez entered the game in the eighth inning on defense, making his first appearance of the fall. He batted in the ninth and lined out to center field.
Colin Selby came on to pitch the ninth. He gave up a single to start the inning. That was followed by a ground out, a pop up to shortstop and a grounder back to the mound for the final out of the game. The Saguaros won 7-1, moving them to a 6-1 record. Selby threw 16 pitches, with 11 going for strikes.
Tomorrow’s game will be at 3:35 PM ET.
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