Luis Robert (CF): 2-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
Laz Rivera (2B): 0-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K
Danny Dopico: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER 3 BB, 1 K
Another day, and another single for Robert out of the gate. Before his single, the Desert Dogs were able to put a run on the board, but could not get Robert home once he was on base.
With Rivera down at ninth in the batting order, his first at-bat did not come until the third inning. Still with the 1-0 lead, Rivera grounded out on the fourth pitch. As the game left the top of the fourth inning. Surprise was able to tack on five runs, to take a 6-1 lead. Not a great inning for the Desert Dogs.
Robert came up again in the fourth inning, and guess what, he singled again but could not come around to score. To the chagrin of Desert Dog pitchers, the Saguaros offense would not let up, scoring three more runs in the fifth to really put the game out of reach, at 9-1. The woes continued for Rivera, as he struck out in the sixth. But at least Robert has two hits.
As the game drew to a close, so did the success for the White Sox prospects. Robert and Rivera were not able to collect hits in their final at-bats. Dopico came into the game in the ninth and had immense trouble with his command, with three walks. Dopico threw 13 balls compared to just 10 strikes.
But let’s end on a happier note, with Robert praise and a slow-motion swing, in case you missed it yesterday: