Scottsdale had an early start on Tuesday in Mesa and Joely Rodriguez was on the mound for his second start. Dan Gamache and Josh Bell were both in the lineup for the Scorpions. Scottsdale defeated Mesa 10-7 to move to 5-2 on the season.
Joely Rodriguez went 2.1 innings and gave up one run on four hits and a walk in his season debut. On Tuesday, he got a ground out to start the game, then gave up an infield single, with the runner advancing to second base on an errant throw. Rodriguez got the next hitter to fly out to center field, which advanced the runner to third base. He got a line drive to center field for the third out. Rodriguez threw 14 pitches in the first, eight went for strikes.
In the second inning, Rodriguez walked the first batter on four pitches. He then threw three str...
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