Peoria came into Sunday night with a 3-1 record, suffering their first loss on Saturday night. This game was as interesting as you will see for the Pittsburgh Pirates in one day. All three hitters were in the lineup and Beau Sulser was the starting pitcher. Blake Cederlind also made an appearance out of the bullpen in the 2-1 loss to the Surprise Saguaros.
Sulser (pictured up top) had a decent outing, going three innings, with one run on two hits. He walked three batters, though his control wasn’t that bad, throwing 67% of his 63 pitches for strikes. Sulser picked up four strikeouts and had a 3:3 GO/AO ratio.
Blake Cederlind followed with a scoreless inning, though he walked two batters and just 12 of his 26 pitches went for strikes. Cederlind picked up one strikeout. He gave up one run over one inning in his debut earlier this week.
Jared Oliva has played every game so far. He batted fourth and played left field for the third time (he has two starts in center field as well). Oliva went 0-for-3 with a walk and his third stolen base. This was his first game without a hit.
Oneil Cruz was back at shortstop after being used as the DH in his last game. He batted seventh and came into the game with an .083 average, going 1-for-12 in his first three contests. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Sunday night.
Jason Delay batted eighth and made his second start behind the plate. He went 0-for-5 in his only other game. Delay went 1-for-3 with a single tonight. He had a bit of a rough day on defense, with a passed ball and six stolen bases in seven attempts.
Peoria has off on Monday. The Pirates have off as well, so there won’t be a live discussion or AFL recap, but we will have some news and at least three articles.
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