The Scottsdale Scorpions fell to the Surprise Saguaros by a 2-1 score last night in Arizona Fall League action. It’s the Scorpions fourth straight loss as they drop to 2-6 on the season.
Mets prospect Marcos Molina got the start for the Scorpions and pitched three scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one (Yoan Moncada swinging). He threw 35 pitches with 22 of them coming for strikes. This was the right-handers second start in the AFL coming off Tommy John surgery last year. He has allowed just one run in five innings.
Tim Tebow started in left field and batted eighth for the Scorpions. He went 1 for 4 with a line drive single to left field off Red Sox lefty prospect Trey Ball. He grounded out in his three other at-bats, but now has hits in back-to-back games. He is 2 for 20 with two walks and seven strikeouts in the AFL.
Mets relief prospect David Roseboom issued a walk and allowed a single in a scoreless eighth inning. He’s now thrown 3.1 scoreless innings this fall while allowing only one hit and striking out three.
In the Mexican Winter League action, Mets minor league catcher Xorge Carrillo went 1 for 4 in the Aguilas de Mexicali’s 2-1 win. He is 5 for 25 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in seven winter league games.
Darwin Ramos gave up two runs on three hits and got only one out last night for the Navegantes del Magallanes in their 11-3 loss. The lower level pitching prospect has a 10.80 ERA in 3.1 innings but does have four strikeouts compared to one walk in Venzeulan Winter League action. He pitched the entire 2016 regular season with the Kingsport Mets.
The Dominican Winter League season gets underway tonight with the Aguilas Cibaenas playing the Gigantes del Cibao. Mets outfield prospect John Mora will be playing for the Cibaenas after a disappointing season with the St. Lucie Mets. Tonight he will face off against Phillies pitcher Alec Asher who gets the opening day nod for the Cibao.