Day two of the minor league playoff season went in the books today with a pair of wins by Oakland A…
A's MLN: Trio Of Pitchers In AFL Action
On Monday, the Phoenix Desert Dogs received significant contributions from Oakland A's prospects in their 11-6 over Mesa. Top prospect Daric Barton had a home run and a double and three runs batted in and Texas League MVP Andre Ethier scored twice. On Wednesday, Barton and Ethier got the day off and the A's other three Desert Dogs made their AFL debuts. Right-hander Shane Komine got the start for the Desert Dogs and was roughed up for two runs on three hits and a walk in the first inning. Suzuki also had a rough first inning, as he had a throwing error on a steal attempt by Eric Patterson, allowing Patterson to advance to third on the error. Komine settled down after the first inning, retiring the next five batters before allowing a harmless two-out single in the bottom of the third. He retired the first two batters in the bottom of the fourth inning before allowing his fifth and final hit of the game. Komine was lifted (AFL pitchers are on restricted pitch counts...
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