Ajax propels Peoria to another win


RAB live chat tomorrow, I’m thinking 2pm EDT so our west coast friends can get in on the action. Here’s our past chats.

AzFL Peoria (8-7 win over Surprise)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – in addition to driving in the Javelinas’ seventh run, he was at the plate when a wild pitch allowed the game winning run to score
Jeff Marquez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 18 of 28 pitches were strikes (64.3%) … don’t read too much into him pitching in relief, the team is carrying 21 pitchers, they all can’t start

HWB Waikiki (3-1 loss to Honolulu in 7 innings) not sure why they played only 7 innings again, as radnom suggested yesterday, maybe it was a volcano?
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 2 K – still hasn’t gone hitless in a game
Austin Romine: 0 for 2

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. pat says:

    Not sure if im reading it right but it looks like 2 bases stolen off romine and he caught one as well

  2. IvanS says:

    Jackson looked silly in a couple of his strike outs. The third strikes were filthy breaking balls, one which ended up way out of the strike zone. On the positive side, and a noteworthy observation, is that he seems to hit lefties well. He makes good contact off them. The big team can use that.

  3. X-Man says:

    3k that scare me

    • whozat says:

      Oh my, a 21 year old kid whose only been playing baseball full-time for 3+ years striking out a lot! It’s almost as if his plate approach isn’t very mature…as though he were a toolsy-but-unpolished player.

      Look, folks, people who thinks Jackson will arrive to take over and solidify the CF spot in 2009 are kidding themselves. His game is still somewhat immature, but he’s very athletic and showing promise. If he doesn’t arrive during his age 22 season, guess what…that doesn’t mean anything. If he doesn’t arrive during his age 23 season…that still doesn’t mean anything. He’s of an age with kids who just got drafted out of college ball.

      • Count Zero says:

        Precisely — I’ve been saying this all season but some people just don’t listen.

        Ajax is at best a September call-up in 2009. If he were to make it to the big club as a part-time player in July of 2010, he would be moving well.

  4. andrew says:

    yea.. 3 strike outs, 1-4… wouldnt exactly say he propelled them to a win

  5. pat says:

    eh he was on base 2 outta 5 times thats a .400 obp, ill live with that

  6. Manimal says:

    Ok Ill say it if no one else will. Ajax’s line is very Melky-esque. There. I said it.

  7. pat says:

    this is a test

  8. Steve says:

    Strikeouts have always been my biggest concern about A-Jax.

    If he can’t hit (or lay off) a AA curveball . . . . . .

  9. Bo says:

    Critiquing, scouting and grading him based on a fall league game is always solid move.

    Comparing him to Melky and other nonsense. Even better!

  10. So, that Peoria win, was it a “surprise” victory?

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