AFL Dish: Scherzer Strikes Out Six

Prospect Of The Day
Phoenix righthander Max Scherzer (Diamondbacks) is one of the few AFL players with Major League experience … and it shows.

Scherzer made 16 appearances for Arizona this season, including seven starts. He went 0-4, 3.05 over 56 innings, giving up 48 hits, walking 21 and striking out 66 in the process.

Yesterday, Mad Max started for the Desert Dogs and gave up just one run on three hits over seven innings of work, lowering his ERA to 3.38. He walked one and struck out six for the win, as Phoenix manhandled the Peoria Javelinas, 13-1.
Other Notable Performances

Phoenix’s offense was led by DH J.P. Arencibia (Blue Jays) who went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. First baseman Sean Doolittle (Athletics) went 2-for-4 with a home run. . . The Javelinas’ only run came on a solo home run by center fielder Austin Jackson (Yankees). . . A day after going 5-for-5, Mesa first baseman Logan Morrison (Marlins) went 1-for-5 with a 2-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to help the Solar Sox edge the Scottsdale Scorpions, 8-6. Morrison is no stranger to circling the bases—he hit 24 home runs for Low A Greensboro last year and 13 this year for High A Jupiter. . . But Morrison wasn’t the only Mesa hitter who had a good day at the plate. Catcher Tyler Flowers (Braves) went 1-for-3 with his fourth home run of the fall and center fielder Quintin Berry (Phillies) went 3-for-4 with a double. Berry, who was a fifth-round pick in 2006 out of San Diego State, doesn’t have a lot of juice in his bat, but he can absolutely fly on the basepaths, as evidenced by his 51 stolen bases this year for High A Clearwater. . . Scottsdale’s offense mostly came from shortstop/third baseman Drew Sutton (Astros), as he went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs. . . Peoria Saguaros second baseman Daniel Murphy (Mets) had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-6 with a double as the Saguaros topped the Surprise Rafters, 9-1. Murphy is now hitting .400/.480/.575 over 40 AFL at-bats.