AFL 11/12/12 recap: Mesa officially eliminated from Fall League postseason

Onelki Garcia allows the first run of his professional career and is also saddled with his first lost

To nobody's surprise the Solar Sox were officially eliminated from postseason play on Monday after they lost to the Rafters 8 to 4. It's not like they had a chance go anywhere with a 10 - 16 record, but since they sat just 4 games behind the division leader I guess it was technically possible until Monday's loss.

Dodger prospect Onelki Garcia made his second start of the season and for the first time in his professional career he allowed a run as the Salt River used walk and two singles to strike in the first inning. Garcia gave up another single to lead off the 2nd, but sat down the next three batters in order, recording one strikeout in the process.

Andres Santiago piggybacked off Onelki for the second time in a row, and while he didn't allow 7 runs to score this time, he was still pretty ineffective as he gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks over 3 frames. According to the box score he was also ejected from this game, although I'm not sure of the reasoning.

Since this will almost certainly be Santiago's last AFL appearance it should be noted that of his 7 appearances, only one could be considered good (his 5 innings one-hitter) as he finishes with a 6.86 ERA and a .304 batting average against.

Things were pretty quiet for Mesa at the dish outside a 3 for 5 effort from Jiovanni Mier (Astros) and a solo homer from George Springer (Astros). The two Dodgers in the lineup were Joc Pederson and Rafael Ynoa, but neither did much of anything. Shortstop Ynoa did have a single and took a walk, while center fielder Pederson went 0 for 3 with a free pass.

Monday's Solar Sox Box Score

Coming up: The Solar Sox only have three games left, and Tuesday's contest will feature Luke Putkonen (Tigers) against Ben Henry (Rangers) of the Saguaros.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker