Re: Arizona Fall League Report 10/4 - Nelson, Denorfia & Howard in action
An all-Reds afternoon on the Mesan pitching mound! And happily, Mesa picks up the 5-2 win. Luke Hudson starts and gives up seven hits and two earned runs in four innings (including a homer to Mets five-tool phenom Lastings Milledge). Allan Simpson allows just one hit and one walk in three scoreless frames, then Bubba Nelson comes on to retire the last six without allowing a hit (just two walks).
For this, Simpson runs his record to 4-0 (now no ER in 10.2 IP) and Nelson notches the save. Chris Denorfia singles and walks in four plate appearances (.295), while DH Kevin Howard is 0-for-2 with a walk, a sacrifice, and a GIDP. (.380) Ryan Hanigan was 0-for-1.