Oct
09

AFL Season Opener

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Javelinas (Yanks AFL) 3-2 Win over Rafters
AFL Lineup cards

Brett Gardner: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Juan Miranda: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Reegie-don’t call me beer man-Corona: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
None of the Yankee pitchers entered the game.

Reegie Corona walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. He played solid defense at shortstop and made nice play on a groundball up the middle. Brett Gardner was a force on bases again. The guy never stays in one spot on the bases. Miranda was better than expected at first base but didn’t have much range on a hard hit to his right. Photos after the jump.

Corona Fielding

Corona Fielding

Gardner Batting

Miranda Batting

Miranda Fielding

Gardner Stealing

Categories : Minors

5 Comments»

  1. Mike A. says:

    One of my favorite aspects of the AzFL is that the guys wear the uniform of their parent team, that’s oh so cool. Oh, and good lord, Miranda needs to close up that stance a bit, otherwise he hasn’t got a prayer on pitches on the outer half.

    • dan says:

      He probably steps in with the pitch. Cano does the same thing, damon does it too to some extent. I’d guess (ive never actually seen him swing) that he steps in too much and gets jammed on the inside pitches because he’s slightly off balance– look at how close his back foot is to the plate.

      • JP Surget says:

        He does step into the pitch a little bit but it’s not quite as extreme as Cano. I think the camera angle may have also added to it – I’ll see if I can get a better look at the game tomorrow.

  2. Jamie CT says:

    Damn nice pics, where did they come from?

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