Hey there everyone. Just thought I would share some updates regarding a few of our boys down in Arizona. Things are looking pretty good so far...Let's hope that it lasts.
Through the first 5 games of the season, the Desert Dogs are 4-1, thanks to some pretty good hitting outfielders...
Grant Desme OF: 6-16, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 8 K, .375 BA Still striking out, but still love the power.
Corey Brown OF: 6-17, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K .353 BA Solid!
Jemile Weeks 2B: 3-14, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB, 3 K, SB, .214 BA Not concerned about slow start.
Storey: 2 IP, BB, 2K Will be pitching for Sacramento at some point next year. Will be interesting to see how quickly he moves.
Friend: 1.1 IP, H, 2 R, ER, BB, 2K 6.75 ERA
Demel: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 K, 10.80 ERA
Simmons: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K Article from game reports that Simmons is working on an out pitch. It seems as if he can two strikes on anybody most of the time, but has difficulty putting them away. He is working on a cutter as well as trying to have a harder break on his curve-ball. Right now, his hook is just too loopy. Let's hope he finds that cutter, it worked for that other young kid we have, what's his name, ohh yea, the ROY Bailey.
I'll try and update this every several days. I'm excited about our hitters in the AFL and really just interested in Storey and Simmon's development when it comes to pitching as the fall continues on.