10/31 Cup of Coffee: Jacoby Ellsburywent 2 for 2 with 3 BB in last light's 12-3 win for the Javelinas over Scottsdale. He also scored 3 times. Dusty Brownwent 2 for 5 , scored 2 runs and had a homer. David Pauleygot the start and went 4 innings. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits. He did not walk a hitter and struck out 1. Lenny DiNardogot the win going 2 scoreless innings. He did not allow a hit, walked 1 and had 3 Ks. Barry Hertzlerwent 1 inning allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a BB. He had a K.
10/29 Cup of Coffee: In the first game following the League's Fall Showcase game, the Javelinas lost 3-2 in 10 innings to Grand Canyon. Chad Spann, who played as the DH, went 0 for 4 with a BB. Jacoby Ellsbury, who went 1 for 4 in the All Star game,entered the game as a pinch runner and was caught stealing. These were the only Sox prospects to see action in the game.
10/27 Cup of Coffee: The Javelinas snapped their eight game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox. Chad Spannwent 2 for 5 with a RBI. Jacoby Ellsburywent 1 for 5. Dusty Brownwas 0 for 1 with a BB and a run scored. Kyle Jacksongot the win and his record is now 3-0. He threw 2 innings and gave up 1 run on 1 hit and 3 BBs. He had 1 K. Two Sox prospects have been chosen to participate in the AFL Showcase Game. They areJacoby Ellsburyand Lenny DiNardo.One has to wonder if these selections were based on reputation rather than performance as it seems unfair that Chad Spannwas not included on the roster. He is now hitting .359 with a .400+ OBP and a 1.000+ OPS.
10/26 Cup of Coffee: For the eighth straight contest, the Javelinas went down in defeat. This time the score was 23-9 to Phoenix. No regular Sox prospect postion players saw action in the game. Barry Hertzlerpitched 1 1/3 innings of relief allowing 1 run on 1 hit and a BB. Lenny DiNardoretired the only batter he faced.
10/25 Cup of Coffee:Jacoby Ellsburywent 3 for 4, had a BB and scored a run in a losing cause as the Javelinas were defeated for the seventh consecutive game dropping a 12-6 decision to Scottsdale. Ellsburyis now hitting .318 with 14 hits in 44 AB. His OBP is .379 and his OPS is .797. Chad Spannwent 1 for 4 and scored a run. He is now hitting .353 with an OBP of .405 and an OPS of 1.023. He also has 6 extra base hits. Dusty Brownwent hitless in 3 at bats. He had a single BB. He is now hitting .250 with an OBP of .357 and an OPS of .617. Kyle Jacksonpitched 1 inning of relief. He gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and a BB.
10/24 Cup of Coffee: The Javelinas were out hit 11-6 and out scored 4-2 by Grand Canyon on route to their sixth straight loss. David Pauleygot the start and went 4 innings. He gave up just 1 run on 6 hits and 3 BBs. He had 1 K. Jacoby Ellsburywent 1 for 3 with a BB. He also had a stolen base. Dusty Brownwent hitless in 4 at bats.
10/22 Cup of Coffee:Barry Hertzlerthrew 2 hitless innings of relief in a losing cause yesterday as the Javelinas lost their fifth straight game 6-4 to the Saguaros. He allowed 1 BB and had 1 K. Lenny DiNardowent 1 2/3 innings without allowing a run. He gave up 3 hits and a BB. He had 1 K. Dusty Brownwent 2 for 4 with a run scored. He is now hitting .353. Chad Spannwent 0 for 3 with a BB. He saw his average drop to .367.
10/21 Cup of Coffee: The Javelinas took a 9-6 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning yesterday but gave up 5 runs to lose their fourth straight game by the score of 11-9. Jacoby Ellsburywas the only Sox prospect to start the game. He went 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is now hitting .270. Kyle Jacksonpitched 1 1/3 innings of relief. He did not allow a run on 3 hits. He did not walk a batter and had a K.
10/20 Cup of Coffee: Phoenix shut out the Javelinas 6-0 yesterday. Dusty Brownwent 2 for 3 to raise his average to .308. Jacoby Ellsburywent 1 for 4 and is now hitting .219. Chad Spannwent 0 for 4 and saw his average drop to .407. Barry Hertzlerwas the only Sox prospect to see action on the mound. He threw one perfect inning of relief and struck out the side in the process.
10-19 Cup of Coffee:The Javelinas lost yesterday to Phoenix by a score of 9-6. Chad Spannwent 2 for 4 with a BB and a home run. Dusty Brownwas 1 for 3 with a BB, 2 runs scored and an RBI. Lenny DiNardopitched a perfect inning of relief with 1 K.
10-18 Cup of Coffee:The Javelinas fell 14-9 to Mesa in action yesterday. Jacoby Ellsburywent 1 for 4 with a triple and 2 runs scored. He is now hitting .214. Chad Spanncontinued to swing a hot bat going 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI. He is hitting .474. David Pauleystarted and lasted 4 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and a BB. He had 2 Ks. Barry Hertzlerpitched 1 1/3 innings of relief giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and a BB.
10/17 Cup of Coffee: In action on Monday, the Javelinas defeated Mesa 11-4. Kyle Jacksonpitched 3 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and a BB. He had 2 Ks. He also picked up credit for the win. Jacoby Ellsburyhad his first multiple hit game going 2 for 6. He scored a run and had a triple.
In action on Saturday, the Javelinas pounded out 16 hits on route to a 15-7 victory over Scottsdale. Chad Spannwas the only Sox prospect to start the game. He went 2 for 5 with a triple. He scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. After missing almost the last two months of action with the Sea Dogs, he has started the fall season very strong and is 7 for 14 with a 1.319 OPS. Barry Hertzlerpitched 2 perfect innings of relief and was credited with the win. He had 3 Ks.
The Javelinas, behind Chad Spann'sgame winning double in the tenth inning, edged the Saguaros 9-8 in AFL action yesterday. Spann was 4 for 5 for the game with 2 doubles, a run scored and 2 RBI. Jacoby Ellsburywas 1 for 6 with a run scored whileDusty Brownwent 0 for 3. Lenny DiNardopitched 2 innings of relief giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 BBs. He had 3 Ks. Kyle Jacksongot the win pitching 1 inning allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 2 BBs.
The Peoria Javelinas outslugged the Peoria Saguaros yesterday 17-15. Jacoby Ellsburywas the only Sox prospect to see action. He went 1 for 4 with an RBI from the leadoff spot. After three games he is batting .167.
In action yesterday, the Javelinas dropped their second game of the fall season falling 9-2 to the Grand Canyon team. David Pauleystarted and went 3 innings giving up 5 runs on 9 hits and 2 BBs. He had 2 Ks. Kyle Jacksonthrew 1 inning of relief giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and a BB. Jacoby Ellsburywent 1 for 4 with a BB. He scored a run. Chad Spannand Dusty Brownwere each 1 for 4. In the Javelinas first game of the season they also fell to Grand Canyon by the score of 12-6. Lenny DiNardopitched 1 2/3 innings of relief giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. He did not allow a walk and had 2 Ks. Barry Hertzlerpitched 1 1/3 innings. He gave up 2 runs on a hit and a BB. He had 1 K. Jacoby Ellsburywent 0 for 4 in the opener.
Check out David Laurila's interview with Sox Director of Player Development Mike Hazen. Hazen discusses the new A-ball affilate in Lancaster, Justin Masterson becoming a starter, as well as some thoughts on Bryce Cox, Jed Lowrie, and others.