I meant to post this yesterday, but I had a surprisingly busy weekend and just now have a chance to sit down and write. Unfortunately, the Phoenix Desert Dogs have struggled since we last checked in on them. The team the Yankees prospects are playing for this fall is on an eight-game losing streak, having lost six games this past week.
Daniel Burawa has made two appearances in relief, giving up six runs (only two earned) and seven hits over 2.1 innings. He took the loss in both games. Preston Claiborne has also made two appearances, pitching two scoreless innings and giving up just one hit and two walks. David Phelps made his second start, which went similarly to his first. He gave up three runs in three innings on four hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Chase Whitley rounds out the Yankee pitchers for the Desert Dogs. He also made a pair of relief appearances, pitching a perfect inning the first time with a strikeout. He gave up a solo homer in his second appearance, giving up just the one run and hit over 1.2 innings.
Corban Joseph went 4-17 in four games this week. He hit a pair of doubles and worked a couple walks along with a stolen base. Rob Segedin has been playing well for Phoenix. He went 9-23 this week with a double, a homer and four RBIs. Segedin scored two runs and worked a pair of walks. Ronnier Mustelier left the second game he played in the fourth inning and did not make an appearance this week. I have yet to see any word on what the reason is behind this, but if I find out I will let you know.
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