The Peoria Javelinas began play Tuesday afternoon with a 7-6 loss to the Surprise Saguaros.
For the Astros minor leaguers, losing is not something they are used to, but this fall it might be something they have to get used to. Four Houston players appeared for Peoria in the game, and let’s take a look at how they did.
- Nolan Fontana started and batted second. His skill set is perfect for a second hitter, but his goal this fall is to strikeout less and to do better swinging at strikes. In five plate appearances, the shortstop went 0-4 with a strikeout, walk, and run scored.
- Japhet Amador started at first base and batted cleanup. He went 1-4 with an RBI single and a run scored while also striking out.
- Delino DeShields entered the game as a pinch runner and delivered with a stolen base.
- Jonas Dufek was the lone Houston pitcher to appear in the game, and he did not disappoint. Dufek pitched a scoreless eighth inning, not allowing a baserunner, and striking out one Saguaro.