AFL Recap: Kyle Kaminska Makes His First Start

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 6-5 to the Salt River Rafters tonight. Four Pirates prospects played in the game, led by Kyle Kaminska, who got the start tonight.

**Kaminska pitched four innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. One of the runs came in the first, while the other two came in the fourth inning. Kaminska gave up a leadoff double in the fourth to Anthony Rendon, followed by two singles to give up the first run of the inning. A one out single brought in the second run of the frame.

**Tyler Waldron pitched a shutout inning in the fifth. The only base runner to reach was hit by a pitch. Waldron got one strikeout, getting Anthony Rendon to go down swinging.

**Gift Ngoepe came on as a pinch runner in the eighth inning, and came around to score what was the tying run at the time. He was replaced by Matt Curry, who took over at first base, but didn’t get an at-bat.

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  • ecbucs

    i was a little surprised that the Bucs sent him to Arizona. So it does look like they consider him more than a throw in.

  • st1300b

    Rendon… A name that I’ll definately follow for awhile.

    • RandyLinville

      Definitely have been and will continue to follow Rendon.

  • azbucsfan

    Saw the game the other night. He threw well, only gave up two liners. Everything else on the ground. 1st run was earned only cause the guy who scored was on base becausee his grounder hit the baserunner and was ruled a hit. I’ll try to comment on future games as I go!