Arizona Fall League Week 4 Rundown

On Thursday the Desert Dogs took on the Peoria Javelinas. Second baseman Corban Joseph‘s struggles continued as he went 0-5 with 2 strikeouts, bringing his average down to an even .200. Ronnier Mustelier, on the other hand, appears to be unstoppable at the plate – he was was 3-5 on the day with a run scored and his average now stands at an incredible .424. Rob Segedin also had a productive day at the plate, going 1-5 with a home run and 3 RBI. Dan Burawa was the only Yankees pitching prospect to take the mound on Thursday, and he got roughed up a bit. Burawa was tasked with pitching the top of the 11th inning and allowed 2 ER on 2 hits and a walk. In total Burawa threw 15 pitches, only 8 of which (53%) were strikes.

On Friday the Desert Dogs posted an authoritative 11-5 win over the Surprise Saguaros. Rob Segedin went 1-5 with a triple, a run scored, and 2 RBI, though he did strike out two times. Corban Joseph was moved from the 2-spot to number 8 in the batting order, a move which obviously suited him as he went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Preston Claiborne threw the 7th inning, allowing just one hit and holding the Saguaros scoreless. Chase Whitley followed Claiborne and threw a scoreless 8th inning, allowing just one hit and striking out 2. Both Claiborne and Whitley were spot-on with their pitches: Claiborne threw a total of 13 pitches, 11 of which were strikes, and Whitley threw 13 pitches, 12 of which were strikes. Pretty impressive.

The Desert Dogs finished the week on a low note, losing 11-0 in a rematch with the Saguaros. Not a single Yankees prospect saw any action in Saturday’s game, so on the bright side, at least none of them had rough days that contributed to the Desert Dogs’ huge loss.

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