On Friday, Peoria faced off against the Salt River Rafters and lost by the score of 5-3. The loss brought the Javelinas record down to 3-6 on the fall.
Peoria wasn’t able to do much at the plate as they went 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. None of the the Astros pitchers took the mound for the Javelinas, but their three regular hitters were in the lineup. Let’s take a look at how they did.
- Nolan Fontana was back in the second spot of the batting order starting at shortstop. Fontana went 0-3 with a walk and saw his batting average continue to fall to .150.
- Who needs Jose Abreu when the Astros have Japhet Amador? Amador started in the cleanup spot and once again had a good game. The first baseman went 2-4 with a run scored, and his average now stands at .350. Unlike the other Astros’ hitters on Peoria, Amador so far appears to be comfortable with the higher level of competition, as he seems to be adjusting just fine to baseball in the states so far.
- Delino DeShields got the start again in the “second leadoff spot”, batting ninth. The centerfielder went 0-4 with a strikeout seeing his average drop to .227.