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Here is your weekly AFL spot. We'll get things rolling with yesterday's Saguaro boxscore. We will have some BBRadio of the game on Wednesday the 10th here.

Javelinas, by the way, look like small designer pigs, and are adept at eating cactus. Don't ask. They are not actually pigs but peccaries. Now you know.
AFL news-week of Nov. 6- Desert Dogs, Javelinas and Kangaroo Rats | 24 comments | Create New Account
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_Jonny German - Saturday, November 06 2004 @ 12:08 PM EST (#18594) #

Tayassu tajacu
_R Billie - Saturday, November 06 2004 @ 01:57 PM EST (#18595) #
It appears that Vince Perkins joined the Saguaros this week. He must have been done his rehab (shoulder?).
Lucas - Saturday, November 06 2004 @ 02:17 PM EST (#18596) #
If you camp in the Ft Davis Mountains of west Texas, be sure to secure your food. Otherwise, the javelinas will eat it. They travel in herds, not single-file, but pretty close.

Also, when reviewing player performances in the AFL, keep in mind that teams are scoring an average of 6.25 runs per game. They make the Cactus League look like the mid-1970s.

That is all.
_Ducey - Sunday, November 07 2004 @ 11:01 AM EST (#18597) #
Rosario gave up 7 runs in 3 innings Saturday. Perkins walked one and struck out 2 in .2 of an inning.
Mike Green - Sunday, November 07 2004 @ 11:31 AM EST (#18598) #
Here is Saturday's boxscore.
Gerry - Monday, November 08 2004 @ 05:32 PM EST (#18599) #
http://www.minorleaguewatch.com/AZFall/041106vc.html
COMN for a Vito interview.
_Rob - Monday, November 08 2004 @ 06:07 PM EST (#18600) #
"I can say it different ways," replied the personable Chiaravalloti, obviously conditioned to answering this question. "The way I've been saying it all of my life is 'Cheer-a va-lot-ti'."

September 2006: Vito Chiaravalotti has been called up to Toronto after a monster season in AAA. NFH designs new sign, "WE CHEER A-LOTTI FOR CHIARAVALOTTI!"
Mike Green - Tuesday, November 09 2004 @ 01:55 PM EST (#18601) #
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/Stats/box_AFL.shtml
It was a big day for Blue Jay farmhands in the AFL. Big Vito and Aaron Hill (who played at third base) each had a double, two singles and a walk in six trips. Jason Arnold started and went 4 solid innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 2 walks with 4Ks. Adam Peterson threw a hitless inning with 1 walk and 2 Ks. COMN.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 10:39 AM EST (#18602) #
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/Stats/box_AFL.shtml
Aaron Hill was back at short yesterday and doubled, singled and walked in another Saguaro victory. John Hattig tripled and hit a sac fly, while Big Vito went 0-4 with a walk. COMN.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:03 PM EST (#18603) #
The Saguaros are playing the Javelinas today. The game can be heard on mlb.com. I'll provide periodic reports on how the Jay farmhands are doing.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:19 PM EST (#18604) #
In the top of the first, the Javelinas scored 3, with Josh Barfield (there's your Jay connection) hitting a 2 run double. John Hattig is playing 3rd and bats 3rd. Neither Vito nor Aaron Hill are in the lineup.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:25 PM EST (#18605) #
Hattig struck out on a 1-2 changeup in the first.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:41 PM EST (#18606) #
Jason Arnold will be on the radio in the next 1/2 inning.
_Brian B. - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:54 PM EST (#18607) #
I can't seem to get MLB.com to work, probably due to my 28k middle of nowhere dial-up connection.

Oh well.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 03:54 PM EST (#18608) #
Arnold was "rehabbing a labrum" last year. Jason says that he regaining the feel for his off-speed stuff was the hardest part of returning. He also noted that it was hard to retain the velocity on his fastball after 2 or 3 innings, but this is improving.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 04:00 PM EST (#18609) #
On a 2-1 pitch, Hattig hit a rainbow to the wall in center in his second at-bat. Alas, Choo caught the pot-of-gold.

I've got to go for an hour.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 05:43 PM EST (#18610) #
Returning to the game, the Saguaros rallied from a 7-1 deficit to take a 9-7 lead. After a Choo 3 run homer in the top of the 7th made it 10-9 Javelinas, John Hattig singled on the ground to right to score Lydon to tie the game. Hattig is 2-5 on the day.

Adam Peterson is on to pitch the 8th. The first batter grounded out to Hattig on a 1-0 pitch. The count runs full on the second batter, and Peterson misses low for a walk. Ben Johnson (nice name, eh?) up and smashes the ball right at Sanchez at second who smoothly turns the 6-4-3.
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 10 2004 @ 06:12 PM EST (#18611) #
Actually, Sanchez turned a 4-6-3. I've had enough of this cold.

The Javelinas came back for a 12-10 win with 2 runs off Jeff Miller. No further Jay farmhand action.
Mike Green - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 11:24 AM EST (#18612) #
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/Stats/box_AFL.shtml
COMN for the boxscore of yesterday's game.
_Ducey - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 12:52 PM EST (#18613) #
You think Peterson has got it turned around and is back on track?
Mike Green - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 01:49 PM EST (#18614) #
He seems to be pitching much better in the AFL. He's out of the closer's role, and that probably is helping. His control will be an issue, but I think that he may be contributing to the big club by the summer of 2005. I'd recommend starting him in Syracuse in middle relief, and if he succeeds there, then maybe he get move him to TO in the same role. He needs at least 30-40 innings with success at triple A before he's given another shot at the Show.
Gerry - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 01:53 PM EST (#18615) #
I agree with Mike. After his struggles last year Adam has had to learn how to pitch, not just throw. In the AFL he is pitching very well, but he is facing young players. Adam needs to go to Syracuse next year and face the older hitters to prove he is back.

This is a good way to go into the winter though, it was a good decision by the Jays to send him to the AFL.
Mike Green - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 02:36 PM EST (#18616) #
maybe he get move him to TO

I meant "maybe he gets moved to TO". Pass the decongestant, please.
_Ducey - Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 11:21 PM EST (#18617) #
BA has this to say in their latest AFL article:

Saguaros righthander Francisco Rosario (Blue Jays) sat at 94 mph over the weekend, but struggled with location and got hit hard. I think hes out of bullets at this point, one AL scout said
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