AFL Recap: Kaczmarski Has Another Mulit-Hit Game, Regnault Takes The Loss

By Dilip Sridhar

October 23, 2017 No comments


Peoria Javelinas (6-4) 2 – Scottsdale Scorpions (5-5) 0
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On Friday, Kevin Kaczmarski was the only Mets position player to appear in the Scorpions 2-0 loss.  As the leadoff hitter, Kaczmarski did all he could do in this game to help the team win.  With the game still scoreless in the sixth, he hit a leadoff single, but he would eventually be stranded at third as two Scorpions failed to deliver the RBI.

When the Scorpions fell behind again in the eighth, Kaczmarski again got on via a leadoff single.  Again, the Scorpions would fail to bring him home leaving him stranded at third base.

In the game, Kaczmarski went 2-for-4 in the loss and is now slashing .480/.519/.560 in the AFL. He has at least one hit in all six games he’s played, and he has a multi-hit game in five of those six games.

The lack of run support would spoil another quality Mickey Jannis start.  The knuckleballer pitched four scoreless while walking two and striking out three.  He would take the no decision.  So far in seven innings of work, Jannis has allowed no earned runs and just two hits.

Unfortunately, Kyle Regnault would not fare as well taking the loss in this game..  In his second inning of work, he would get snakebit by a fielding error by Reds SS prospect Blake Trahan.  The fielding error set up first and second with no outs.  Both runs would eventually come to score that inning on a double by Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis.

These were the first two runs allowed by Regnault, on earned and one unearned, in Arizona Fall League play.  Overall, he has performed quite well during Arizona Fall League play pitching to a 1.59 ERA, 1.235 WHIP, and a 9.5 K/9.

The Arizona Fall League didn’t have any games over the weekend, and instead hosted a Hitting Challenge, which was won by Mets catching prospect Tomas Nido.  Arizona Fall League games will resume today with the Scorpions hosting the Mesa Solar Sox (5-5) at 8:35 P.M. EST.