Nathan Baker has had a rough time lately in the Arizona Fall League. His previous two outings saw him allow eight earned runs in three innings. Coming in to today's game, he had given up 15 earned runs in 13.1 innings, giving up two runs in one inning on three separate occasions prior to his recent two game blowup. Baker had much better results for the Mesa Solar Sox last night, throwing two shutout innings. The left hander allowed a walk and a hit, and struck out two.
Baker had a rocky start, allowing a leadoff single in the fourth inning, and issuing a walk to the following batter. He fought back with two strikeouts, working more with his slider to get the outs, and then picked off a runner at second for the final out of the inning. His second inning was much easier, with two gr...
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