Taijuan Walker Makes Another Strong Start In Arizona Fall League


Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker had another strong outing in his second Arizona Fall League start. After a four inning outing in the season opener, Walker pitched five solid innings allowing only two hits, two walks and one run while striking out six.

The Surprise Saguaros however, lost the game 7-4 to Salt River.

Walker is only expected to pitch in three or four more games, getting in a total of 25-30 innings as the Mariners look to get him the extra work after missing much of the first half of the season with shoulder problems.

Walker now has a 2.00 ERA in two AFL starts after going 2-3 with a 2.61 ERA in eight appearances for Seattle this past season. Walker was also 7-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 16 Minor League outings – mostly in Triple-A Tacoma.

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Salt River Rafters
Byron BuxtonCF412100111.333
Eddie RosarioLF401100202.409
Brandon Drury3B512000001.208
Peter O’BrienC411001210.250
Ryan Casteel1B511000000.263
Rio RuizDH401100101.143
Taylor FeatherstonSS400000003.154
Austin Nola2B321000000.429
Max KeplerRF311000012.250

2B: Buxton (1, Guerrero, T), Ruiz, R (1, Brazis), Rosario, E (1, Dennick).
HR: O’Brien (3, 7th inning off Guerrero, T, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: O’Brien 4; Buxton 3; Nola; Drury 2; Ruiz, R 2; Kepler; Casteel; Rosario, E 2.
RBI: Rosario, E 2 (5), Buxton (3), O’Brien 2 (6), Ruiz, R (3).
2-out RBI: O’Brien 2; Ruiz, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: O’Brien 2; Featherston; Casteel.
SF: Rosario, E.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
SB: Rosario, E (4, 2nd base off Walker, T/Hicks).FIELDING
E: Featherston (2, fielding), Olmos (1, pickoff).
DP: (Featherston-Casteel).

Surprise Saguaros
Rusney CastilloCF512200100.350
Jace Peterson2B401100100.231
Patrick Kivlehan1B401000011.238
Nick WilliamsLF302000101.217
Hunter RenfroeRF401000001.333
D.J. Peterson3B400000001.231
John HicksC310000011.273
Deven MarreroDH411000002.300
Michael De LeonSS411000002.182

2B: Castillo, R 2 (3, Bradley, A, Olmos), Peterson, J (1, Fleck).
TB: Williams 2; Marrero; Castillo, R 4; Kivlehan; Renfroe; De Leon; Peterson, J 2.
RBI: Castillo, R (1), Peterson, J (1), Williams (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peterson, D; Peterson, J; Renfroe; Kivlehan.
SF: Peterson, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

Salt River Rafters
Archie Bradley3.05331307.20
Edgar Olmos1.011111013.50
Nelson Gonzalez (W, 2-0)2.01000200.00
Zack Jones (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Jimmie Sherfy (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Kaleb Fleck (S, 1)1.01000200.00
Surprise Saguaros
Taijuan Walker5.02112602.00
Cody Kendall (H, 3)1.01000003.00
Tayron Guerrero (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.256611132.40
Matt Brazis1.11000307.71
Ryan Dennick1.01000000.00

WP: Olmos, Guerrero, T 2.
HBP: Nola (by Walker, T), Williams (by Jones, Z).
Pitches-strikes: Bradley, A 62-36, Olmos 22-13, Gonzalez, N 21-16, Jones, Z 18-10, Sherfy 12-6, Fleck 17-13, Walker, T 77-44, Kendall 10-7, Guerrero, T 34-22, Brazis 22-14, Dennick 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bradley, A 3-2, Olmos 0-2, Gonzalez, N 2-1, Jones, Z 2-1, Sherfy 2-0, Fleck 1-0, Walker, T 5-1, Kendall 0-1, Guerrero, T 0-1, Brazis 0-1, Dennick 1-1.
Batters faced: Bradley, A 15, Olmos 5, Gonzalez, N 7, Jones, Z 5, Sherfy 3, Fleck 4, Walker, T 20, Kendall 4, Guerrero, T 8, Brazis 5, Dennick 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Brazis 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Derek Mollica. 1B: Carlos Torres. 2B: Nick Lentz. 3B: Ryan Blakney.
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, Varies.
T: 2:53.
Att: 700.
Venue: Surprise Stadium.
October 13, 2014