D. J. Takes Koji Deep at Instructs

D. J. Wilson clubbed a home run off Koji Uehara leading off the game and Andruw Monasterio belted an RBI triple and a single and scored two runs, leading Team Banks to a 4-1 victory over Team Santo in AZ Instructional League intrasquad action Thursday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.

The game was called after 5-1/2 innings of play. 

Uehara threw 1-2/3 IP (26 pitches - 17 strikes), allowing just the Wilson HR while striiking out three. Uehara was the only "live" (human) pitcher in the game, as pitching machines were used to throw the balance of the innings. 

Uehara is at Instructs rehabbing from knee and back issues that have kept him out of game action for about a month. 

Here is the box score from the game: 

TEAM BANKS LINEUP:
1a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-3 (HR, 3-6 FC, F-7, 2 R, RBI)
1b. Carlos Pacheco, RF: 0-1 (3-U)
2a. Andruw Monasterio,, 2B: 2-3 (1-3, 3B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
2b. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-1 (4-3) 
3. Nelson Velazquez, LF: 1-3 (K, F-7 SF, F-8, 1B, RBI)
4a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 0-3 (K, K, 4-3)
4b. Jose Alonso Gaitan, CF: 0-1 (FC) 
5. Gustavo Polanco 1B: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B) 
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED 4TH TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
6a. Miguel Amaya, DH: 0-1 (K) 
6b. Cam Balego, PH-C: 2-3 (E-5, 1B, 1B, RBI)
7a. Jhonny Bethencourt, 3B: 0-1 (F-8)
7b. Fidel Mejia, 3B: 1-3 (E-6, 1B, F-8)
8a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (1B, F-7)
8b. Christopher Morel, SS: 0-1 (F-8) 
9. Ben Carhart, C: NO AB 
NOTE: Carhart is an assistant rehab coach & bullpen catcher, so he served as the catcher for Koji Uehara

TEAM SANTO LINEUP
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-2 (6-3, 6-4 FC) 
2a. Aramis Ademan, SS: 1-1 (3B)
2b. Josue Huma, SS: 0-1 (4-6-3 DP)
3. Ricardo Verenzuela, LF: 1-2 (3-2 FC, 2B, R)
4. Jonathan Soto, C, 1-2 (1B, 4-3)
5. Jared Young, 2B-DH: 0-2 (3-U, 2-3, RBI)
6. Luis Hidalgo, 1B: 0-2 (6-3, L-7) 
7a. Joe Martarano, RF: 0-1 (F-7)
7b. Miguel Amaya, PH: 0-1 (L-4) 
NOTE: Amaya also served as DH for Team Banks 
8a. Austin Upshaw, 3B: 0-1 (F-9)
8b. Orian Nunez, 2B: 1-1 (1B)
9a. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH: 1-1 (1B) 
9b. Rafael Narea, 3B: 0-1 (L-4 DP) 

TEAM BANKS PITCHERS
NONE 

TEAM SANTO PITCHERS
Koji Uehara: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 2/0 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes) 

TEAM BANKS ERRORS: NONE 

TEAM SANTO ERRORS
1. 3B Rafael Narea: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. SS Josue Huma: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)  

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 9 

Comments

Please no Koji on the postseason roster.