ah, the arizona fall league. got underway yesterday. most of the sox' top prospects are involved: poreda, beckham, armstrong. armstrong a top prospect, you ask? well, he's been playing a bit like one recently and started strong in his AFL debut.
Cole Armstrong hit a three-RBI double and Chad Huffman homered and scored twice as the visiting Peoria Saguaros bested the Scottsdale Scorpions, 9-3, on Tuesday night to wrap up Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League.
White Sox catching prospect Armstrong cleared the bases with his two-bagger to right field in the four-run ninth inning. He went hitless in four at-bats out of the cleanup spot until the final frame. Armstrong hit .261 with 29 doubles, 48 RBIs and 39 runs in 99 games between the Triple-A Charlotte Knights and the Double-A Birmingham Barons in the regular season.
derek rodriguez also provided 2 K in 1 IP.
the saguaros are in action again today at 1:30 against mesa.
White Sox AFL participants are:
Gordon Beckham, Lucas Harrell, Aaron Poreda, Derek Rodriguez, Carlos Torres, Cole Armstrong and Maurice Gartrell (due to injury, replaced by Jordan Danks).