Peoria did not end October on a high note as they lost Thursday afternoon to the Glendale Desert Dogs. With the loss, the Javelinas fell to 8-12. Luckily for the Astros, they only had two participants in the game, and they were not responsible for the loss.
Delino DeShields batted leadoff and did his job getting on base in two of his four bats going 1-3 with a walk and scoring one of the two Peoria runs. DeShields also stole his seventh base of the fall, although he did get picked off of second base subsequently.
Alex Sogard pitched a scoreless eighth inning allowing one hit while striking out two batters. With that outing, Sogard’s ERA fell to 1.74
On Friday Peoria turned it around defeating the Mesa Solar Sox by a score of 5-4 and they improved their record to 9-12.
Japhet Amador got the start in the cleanup spot, but then left the game after popping out in the first inning. At this point I have not seen an explanation as to why Amador was removed from the game and replaced by Jonathan Meyer. Meyer went 1-4 with an RBI while also striking out twice. For the fall, his average is now at .207. He also made his fourth error on the brief season.
Nolan Fontana got the start at shortstop and batted from the ninth spot in the order. Fontana continued his struggles going 0-4 to bring is average down to .150.
Andrew Robinson was the only Astros’ pitcher to take the mound and his brief outing was done in by Meyer’s error. Robinson pitched 0.2 innings and allowed three runs, all of which were unearned. However, Robinson did not exactly help himself as he allowed three hits and a walk while striking out a batter.