Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AFL Game One

Peoria JavelinasThe Peoria Javelinas are taking on the Surprise Rafters in the first game of the AFL. All three Rays position players on the Javelinas roster are in the starting lineup: Rhyne Hughes batting cleanup at 1B, J.T. Hall batting 6th at DH, and Matt Spring hitting 8th and catching. Phil Hughes (NYY) is our starting pitcher. Full lineups:

Surprise Rafters
Borbon CF
De Jesus SS
Hodges 3B
Reimold, N LF
Wieters C
Arizona Fall LeagueDickerson RF
Tracy 1B
McFall DH
Rodriguez 2B
SP is Eyre

Peoria Javelinas
Stubbs LF
Triunfel 2B
Jackson, A CF
Hughes, R 1B
Valaika SS
Hall DH
Halman RF
Spring C
Russo 3B
SP is Hughes

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  1. Fifteen AFL alumni on the Rays postseason roster:

    Willy Aybar
    Rocco Baldelli
    Grant Balfour
    Jason Bartlett
    Carl Crawford
    Cliff Floyd
    Gabe Gross
    Michel Hernandez
    Eric Hinske
    Evan Longoria
    Trever Miller
    James Shields
    B.J. Upton
    Dan Wheeler
    Ben Zobrist

  2. Recap:
    Javelinas win 10-3.
    Hughes went 3 (all singles) for 5 with an RBI.
    Hall went 1 (single) for 4 with a run scored.
    Spring went 1 (single) for 4, and made some good defensive plays.
    Wlodarczyk pitched a scoreless 7th. He was effective with six pitches, five strikes.
    Reid gave up one hit and one ER in the 8th, Weiters tripled and scored on an infield out. Thirteen pitches, seven strikes.

    Next game is Wednesday, 10/8, at 2:35 pm EST.