4-3, 1.0 GB
The Rafters dropped their third consecutive game on Tuesday evening.
Surprise's two Rangers prospects that started in the field–catcher Doug Hogan and centerfielder Marcus Lemon–both went hitless. Hogan was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, while Lemon went 0-for-2 with a base on balls.
Fireballing right-hander Tanner Scheppers worked a perfect inning, striking out two batters. He threw 14 pitches and 10 strikes. Unfortunately, Scottsdale's stadium does not have pitch f/x capability, so there are no velocities in the live stats.
Scheppers fanned the first two batters he faced [Wilin Rosario and Hector Gomez] before getting Jose Tabata to ground out to first base, unassisted.
In his first two Fall League appearances, Scheppers has tossed three scoreless innings, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out four. The early returns on stuff and results both suggest he is more than ready for the Texas League when 2010 Spring Training breaks.
No Rangers appeared on Tuesday.
Centerfielder David Paisano (.250/.351/.438) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his first of the winter. Paisano has four extra-base hits and four walks in his first 32 at-bats with the Tiburones.
DH Max Ramirez raised his average to .138 with one single in three at-bats. Two sacrifice flies gave him a total of two runs batted in.
Young southpaw Joseph Ortiz struck out one batter in a perfect seventh inning.
Shortstop Joaquin Arias went 1-for-4 with an RBI while hitting in the leadoff spot. In his last three games, Arias has started at DH, second base, and shortstop.
A pair of minor league free agents who played with OKC in 2009–Elizardo Ramirez and Jailen Peguero–pitched. Ramirez picked up the win while allowing one run in two innings, and Peguero worked a scoreless ninth inning.
Begins November 12
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