On Saturday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Surprise Saguaros won 10-8 over Glendale. This was the first time that all three position players from the Pirates were in the lineup at the same time. Eric Wood played third base and batted fourth. He played first base on Thursday and left field on Friday, so this was his third position in three days. Connor Joe played left field and batted sixth, while Jin-De Jhang caught and hit eighth.
Wood led off the second inning with a home run, his first of the fall. He drew a walk in the third inning, then scored on a double. He struck out to end the fourth inning, leaving two runners in scoring position. Wood lined out to shortstop in the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Wood committed a throwing error in the sixth inning.
Joe was called out on strikes in the second inning. He popped out to shortstop in the third inning, then walked in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, he singled and scored on a double by Jin-De Jhang. He finished up 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Jhang started the third inning by lining a single up the middle. He scored four batters later on a double. He singled on a hard grounder to right field in the fourth. Jhang hit the ball well in the fifth, but it was right at the right fielder. His seventh inning double that scored Connor Joe, gave Surprise a 10-8 lead. It was Jhang’s first extra-base hit of the fall. He finished the day 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He has a .412 average (7-for-17) in five games. Opponents were 3-for-3 in steals against Jhang.
Surprise has off on Sunday. They next play on Monday in Mesa. Starting on November 1st, we will have five days of live coverage from the AFL.