Monday, October 19, 2009
Weekend in Arizona
Singleton Plays Hero
Real briefly, I thought it would be good to catch up on what happened for the Twins minor leaguers down in Arizona, in the Fall League, this weekend.
On Friday, the Mesa Solar Sox lost to Surprise 7-3. Rene Tosoni started in LF and was the leadoff hitter. He went 1-4. Chris Parmelee hit fifth and played 1B. He went 0-3 with a walk and is still looking for his first hit. Spencer Steedley came in threw 34 pitches, 17 for strikes. In 1.2 innings, he gave up no runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out two. Steve Hirschfeld came in to pitch the 6th inning and struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning.
On Saturday night, the Solar Sox played the Peoria Saguaros. They were down 4-1 going into the bottom of the 7th. A two-run homer cut the lead to 4-3. Two walks later, Steve Singleton came to the plate and hit a long, three run homer to right field to give Mesa a 6-3 lead. Alex Burnett came in an struck out two in a scoreless 8th inning, and they held on for win. Singleton batted second and played 2B. He was 2-5 in the game.
Itís always fun to see how the Twins prospect perform in the Arizona Fall League, playing against many of baseballís top prospects. Singleton is certainly off to a strong start. So far, he is 5-14 with two doubles and a home run. If you would like to share your thoughts, please click here.