Arizona Fall League Recap: Game 2


Yesterday was a day to forget for Braves prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League.  Here are the stats from last nights 12-2 Scorpions loss:

  • Aaron Northcraft – 2.1 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks
  • John Cornely – 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 3 runs/2 earned, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR allowed
  • Shae Simmons – 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks
  • Elmer Reyes – 0-4, 2 Ks

Aaron Northcraft, considered by most to be a top-20 prospect in the Braves system, went 8-8 in 26 starts for Mississippi this season with a 3.42 ERA in 137 innings pitched.  He started the game for the Scorpions and struck out the side in a perfect first inning, and then pitched around a walk and a hit in a scoreless second inning.  He allowed a couple of singles to start off the 3rd inning and was pulled. After he exited, the reliever gave up a few more hits and let the two inherited runners score, so it wasn’t an awful outing for Northcraft.  He struck out some guys and gave up a few singles, but his reliever really let him down by allowing those runners to come around and score.

Cornely gave up a three-run homer to the first batter he faced, then after a couple of walks, singles, wild pitches, passed balls and errors his ugly inning was over.  Simmons relieved Cornely and didn’t have much better luck.  He did strike out 2, but gave up consecutive hits after walking a batter and was taken out of the game.

On the hitting side, Elmer Reyes started at second base and hit in the 2-hole.  He grounded out, flew out and whiffed twice.  Get ’em next time, Elmer!

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