Peoria faced off against the Scottsdale Scorpions on Tuesday and continued their winning ways. The Javelinas were victorious by a score of 3-2 as they brought their record on the fall to 7-11.
There were only two Astros players that took part in the contest, and they performed to mixed results. While we are reporting here mostly from a statistical perspective, there is more to how the prospects have been doing than just what you can find in a box score.
The competition level here is likely more difficult than most of these players are used to. There is an intensity to the games, but it is a different kind of intensity than what is normally found in minor league games.
Players having success is certainly a good thing, but what we really want to see, is that they can build upon their fall performance in Spring Training next year. And if they do struggle, it is important that they know what they have to work on, and we can see an improvement next season.
- Delino DeShields was 0-2 with a walk and a strikeout from the ninth spot in the order. His average fell to .279, but DeShields did steal his sixth base of the fall.
- Andrew Robinson pitched two innings (the fourth and the fifth) with mixed results. Robinson allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three Scorpions. He was in trouble in each of the two innings he pitched, and was in fact lucky to only allow the one run.