The Arizona Fall League held their Fall-Stars game on Saturday night and Mitch Keller was the starting pitcher for the West team. Kevin Kramer would come into the game in the sixth inning. The East won 4-2.
Keller looked a little amped up to start the game, as he was a little wild and up in the zone the entire first inning. He walked two batters in the first and gave up an infield single to second base. The opposition stole three bases in three chances against him and that led to a run, but it was a combo of two issues. The catcher (Max Pentecost) had a chance to catch two of the runners but he bounced one throw and the other was well off-line on a play at third base. Keller also hasn't been worrying about runners in the AFL. Runners were 19-for-31 against him during the regular season,...
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