Frannie gets it done
I’m back in business, baby!
Kevin Frandsen, author of the award-winning blog, Frannie on the Farm (ok, so it hasn’t actually won any awards…yet), got me back on the AFL Beat the Streak board. And he got me back in a big way. Frannie went 3-for-3 with two homers, two runs scored and four RBIs. The second homer came in the ninth inning and broke a 5-5 tie as Scottsdale went on to beat Mesa, 7-5. (On an aside, I’m becoming a big Billy Sadler fan. The Giants reliever went another inning and a third without yielding a run — or a hit — to get his first win. For the AFL season, he’s gone 7 1/3 IP, picked up three saves, allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out 12).
There are other possibilities for Star of the Day. Jarrod Saltalamacchia went yard twice as well, driving in five as his team scored nine runs. Of course, they lost by 14 runs as Phoenix beat the Javelinas, 23-9. That’s right, 23-9. The Desert Dogs had 24 hits. Eight different players had multi-hit games. Somehow Ryan Klosterman went 0-for-2 in that game. Chip Cannon had four hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs while Curtis Thigpen homered , doubled twice and drove in six for the D-Dogs. On the pitching side, Darrell Rasner tossed five shutout innings for the Saguaros. Peoria then went on to lose, 5-0.
When it comes down to it, though, Frannie gets the nod because his second blast was a game-winner and, yes, because he pushed my modest BTS streak to one.