Braves prospects struggled mightily against Surprise on Friday.
Scottsdale Scorpions 3, Surprise Saguaros 6
- Elmer Reyes, SS: 0-4, BB, K, E (3, fielding); .242/.324/.364
- Tommy La Stella, 2B: 0-4, BB, 2 K; .292/.443/.500
- Robby Hefflinger, LF: 0-4, 2 K; .185/.224/.278
- Aaron Northcraft, RHP: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3:0 GO:FO, 41 pitches-25 strikes; 7.62 ERA
Reyes, La Stella, and Hefflinger went a combined 0-for-12 with five strikeouts between them. La Stella's average dropped below below .300, but he's still rocking a .943 OPS and a 13:3 walk-to-strikeout ratio in 14 games. Hefflinger continues to struggle, posting a .477 OPS over his past ten games with 14 strikeouts. Aaron Northcraft had his second straight poor outing, his fourth in five starts. The lanky righty gave up four runs on six hits and two walks, fanning two. In 13 innings of work in the AFL thus far, Northcraft has allowed 11 earned runs on 19 hits and 10 walks, striking out 15.
Shae Simmons will represent the Braves on the AFL East Fall Stars roster tonight at 8:00 PM (EST) on MLB Network. The game will also be available on MLB.com.