Brett Phillips had the last laugh on Wednesday night, as his big game at the plate helped to pace Salt River in a 6-4 win over Scottsdale.
Phillips, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect and No. 62 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list, reached base in three of his four plate appearances and scored a pair of runs. His lone hit, an RBI triple to right field in the top of the sixth inning, proved the game winner for Scottsdale, and Phillips would end up circling the bases after the relay throw was mishandled by Salt River second baseman Travis Demeritte. He finished 1-for-2, also drawing a pair of walks to go along with his key hit.
Phillips excelled in his first taste of the Fall League in 2015, when he batted .346 over seven games before leaving to represent Team USA. However, the 22-year-old's success didn't quite translate this season in his return to the Southern League, where he posted a .229/.332/.397 batting line across 124 games for Double-A Biloxi.
On the mound, Scorpions starter Javier Salas, Milwaukee's 10th-round Draft pick in 2014, was sharp in his Fall League debut. The 24-year-old right-hander yielded just one hit and two walks in three scoreless innings, striking out one. He generated five of his nine outs via ground balls, with 22 of his 38 pitches going for strikes.
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