Arizona Fall League/Caribbean Leagues recap: 10/30/13

The Arizona Fall League is typically viewed as a hitter-friendly showcase. Dallas Beeler, a Cubs farmhand and Wednesday’s starter for the Solar Sox, must not have gotten the memo. The right-hander dominated in a 7-0 win over Scottsdale. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Dallas Beeler, RHSP – Beeler cruised through four innings of work, surrendering two hits and facing just one more batter than the minimum (he forced a double-play in the bottom of the first after surrendering a single). The 41st-round pick in the 2010 draft fanned one hitter—Cam Maron (Mets)—and walked none. He’s now 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 14.0 innings this fall. His final line on Wednesday read: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB.

Wes Darvill, 3B – Darvill opened up the top of the fifth with a single, advanced to second on a fielder’s choice and scored on a Brian Goodwin (Nationals) single. With a man on third in the sixth inning, the 22-year-old reached on an error that scored Tyler Collins (Tigers). One batter later, Darvill scored on Jett Bandy’s (Angels) single. He finished the afternoon 1-for-5.

Mesa hosts Scottsdale Thursday, with first pitch scheduled for 2:35 CST. Michael Roth (Angels) will take the ball for the Solar Sox opposite Vidal Nuno (Yankees).

Caribbean Winter Leagues

Dominican Republic -

Julio Borbon, PR – Borbon came on as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and scored the winning run, as the Tigres del Licey topped Cibao.

Marcos Mateo, RHP – Mateo pitched 2.1 innings for the Estrellas, striking out one and walking two in a losing effort.

Mexico -

Marcus Hatley, RHP – The hard-throwing Cubs farmhand earned his fourth save for the Tomateros de Culican in a 2-1 win over Obregon. He gave up one hit, struck out two and surrendered one walk in a scoreless ninth inning.

David Villegas, RHP – Villegas plunked the first batter he saw and surrendered an RBI single to the next before getting pulled in a Mazatlan loss.

Venezuela –

Willson Contreras, C – Contreras went 0-for-1 in his only plate appearance in a Tigres loss.

Lioger Padron, RHP – In 1.1 innings, Padron gave up an earned run on two hits, striking out two and walking one as Caracas fell.

Frank Del Valle, LHP – The southpaw went 0.2 innings, striking out one and walking one in a Margarita loss.

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