AFL Report for October 29, 2006

No Salty today and Burrus struggled. Escobar and Lerew also made appearances. J.C. Holt had 3 hits and an RBI. He's certainly making the most of his playing time.

Rising Stars Showcase Recap
In Friday's inaugural "Rising Stars Showcase," the East Division squad came out victorious 3-1 behind some timely hits and solid pitching by the staff of 8 pitchers led by starter RHP Mike Pelfrey (NYM) and his 1.2 scoreless innings ... Diamondback prospect 1B James D'Antona had a key RBI double in a 2-run 7th inning that would give the East the lead that they would not relinquish ... CF Hunter Pence (HOU) of the East squad had the offensive game of the night, going 2-3 with a run, 2B and BB.

Game Performances - October 28, 2006
Travis Ishikawa (SF) 1-4, R, 2B, RBI...Brett Gardner (NYY) 0-3, R, 2 BB, SB...Vinny Rottino (MIL) 0-3, R...Gabriel Sanchez (FLA) 1-2, 3 BB...Josh Burrus (ATL) 0-5...Yunel Escobar (ATL) 1-2, RBI...Michael Wilson (SEA) 2-3, R, 2B, 2 BB...Matt Tuiasosopo (SEA) 1-5...Chris Lubanski (KC) 1-3, R, 2B...Troy Tulowitzki (COL) 0-3, BB...Neil Walker (PIT) 1-3...Brad Eldred (PIT) 0-3, RBI...Elijah Dukes (TB) 1-4, 2B, BB...Chip Cannon (TOR) 2-4, R, 2B, BB...Curtis Thigpen (TOR) 1-3, R, BB...Hunter Pence (HOU) 0-4, 3 Ks...

John Koronka (TEX) 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB...Anthony Lerew (ATL) 1 IP, 1 H...Dustin McGowan (TOR) 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 Ks

Noteworthy Transactions
10/26/06 OF Terry Evans (LAA) deleted from Scottsdale Scorpion roster
10/26/06 OF Bradley Coon (LAA) added to Scottsdale Scorpion roster
10/28/06 IF Ryan Klosterman (TOR) deleted from Phoenix Desert Dog roster
10/28/06 RHP Luke Hochevar (KC) deleted from Grand Canyon Rafter roster

The Royals decided to withdraw Hochevar, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, from the Arizona Fall League after he had tightness in his throwing shoulder.

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