David Bote started off the week hitless in his first two games, then picked up the pace with 4 in his final 3 games. Then on Saturday, he lined out in his lone at bat during the Falls Stars game. His pace has dropped off considerably since his scorching start, with a .235/.278/.265 line over his past 10 games.
Jason Vosler turned in his best week, collecting 5 hits and his first homer, raising his line to .210/.329/.371 in 18 games.
He entered the week riding a 4 game hitting streak that he extended to six, but then Charcer Burks (.245/.288/.327) closed out the week on a 1-for-13 drought over his final 3 games.
He only appeared in 2 games, but Ian Rice did enough with a hit and a walk to keep his average above .300 and his OBP above .400.
Another week, another 4 inning, 1 run performance by Alec Mills. It is a result he has replicated in 3 of his last 4 starts.
Maybe it is just a blip in the road, or maybe his career high number of innings in 2017 is starting to catch up to him. Adbert Alzolay turned in his worst performance of the entire season in his lone appearance for Mesa last week. He gave up 6 runs on 6 hits, including 3 home runs, in just 0.2 IP. He then gave up another run on a hit and 2 walks in one inning during the Fall Stars game Saturday night.
He pitched to only one batter in Fall League action last week but Jake Stinnett tossed a scoreless inning in the Fall Stars game, striking out the last batter he faced. Reports are he was throwing 92-94 and his above average slider that he showed in college and early in his pro career appears to be back as strong as ever. There were times in the last two years as he struggled to maintain his stuff as a starter that the slider abandoned him. Including the Fall Stars game Stinnett has stuck out 11 and walked 3 in 8.2 innings.
Pedro Araujo (1.42 ERA) pitched a perfect 1.1 innings on Thursday. It was his 3rd straight outing in which he did not allow a base runner. Overall he has walked just one batter and struck out 8 in 6.1 innings.
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