(13-9) Salt River Rafters 6 vs. (8-12) Peoria Javelinas 1
- Johan Camargo, SS: 0-4
- Connor Lien, CF: 0-4, 3 K
- Daniel Winkler, RP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
The Javelinas' pitching kept them in a tight ball game with the Rafters, but the offense ultimately failed them by only scoring one run. The two teams finished 7 innings in a tie, but a pair of 8th-inning doubles doomed the Javelinas to their 4th straight loss. Braves hitters had yet another tough day at the plate, going a combined 0-8 with 3 strikeouts.
Johan Camargo, who was hitting in the second spot in the lineup, went 0-4 on the day. He flew out once and grounded out twice, but did reach base in the first inning on a throwing error. He advanced into scoring position on a single in his next at-bat, but was stranded there when a 1-out double play ended the inning.
Connor Lien had another very bad day at the plate. He started off in the second inning with his first of 3 strikeouts on the day. He then struck out to end the 5th and grounded out to end the 6th inning. Lien got one more chance in the 9th but struck out with one out.
Daniel WInkler saved the day for Braves prospects, and pitched a very successful 2 innings out of the bullpen. After pitching multiple innings for the first time since his return from Tommy John surgery last Tuesday, he came in this week and pitched 2 hitless innings for Peoria. He had a runner on in his first inning of work due to an error by Camargo, but worked out of it with a ground out, his only strikeout, and a pop up to the infield. He walked a man in his second inning of work, but forced a pop out to the catcher and a ground out to Camargo to end the inning.
Peoria will be playing the night game at 7:05p MST/9:05p EST in the second game with the Salt River Rafters. James Paxton (1-3, 4.43 ERA) is on the mound for the Javelinas. He will be facing Blue Jays prospect Jeremy Gabryszwski, whose ancestors apparently weren't aware of the existence of vowels. He is coming off of his first loss of the season last week and is 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA.