This evening I attended the Arizona Fall League’s All-Star Game, known as the “Fall Stars” game, at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona. Salt River Fields is the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. This was my first visit to Salt River Fields.
The Fall Stars game this evening was a fast paced pitcher’s duel. The East team, which was the home team, scored first with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The West team tied the game with a run in the second and took a 2-1 lead in the fifth. It looked like the West would cruise to a 2-1 win but the East erupted for 3 runs in the bottom of the eigth and won the game by a final score of 4-2. The duration of the game was 2 hours 27 minutes. Box Score
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Victor Robles, the center fielder for the East and the top prospect of the Washington Nationals, won the game’s Most Valuable Player honors. Robles had a hit, a walk, a stolen base, an RBI, and scored twice. The general consensus of the scouts is that Robles is the top prospect in the entire Arizona Fall League. He certainly played well tonight.
This was the fourth day of my Arizona vacation and I’ve attended four Arizona Fall League games. Tomorrow is an off-day for the entire Arizona Fall League, so I won’t have a ballgame to attend tomorrow.