Brewer bounces back as Rafters beat Javs

Brewer bounces back as Rafters beat Javs

Brewer bounces back as Rafters beat Javs
Charles Brewer clearly didn't have his best stuff through his first three Arizona Fall League starts. On Friday, he may have found it.

The D-backs prospect allowed one run on five hits over 4 1/3 innings, pitching the first-place Salt River Rafters to a 2-1 victory over the Peoria Javelinas.

After yielding 12 runs -- 10 earned -- on 16 hits over his first 9 2/3 innings, Brewer (1-0) registered his first win in four outings. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out six and walked one.

Selected in the 12th round of the 2009 Draft, Brewer went 5-1 with a 2.58 ERA in 11 starts for Double-A Mobile, fanning 48 over 52 1/3 innings. He allowed one earned run or fewer in six of his final seven starts after missing two months with a fractured wrist.

Dodgers prospect Josh Wall notched his league-leading third save with a perfect ninth.

The Rafters were led offensively by fellow Arizona prospect Ryan Wheeler and Tim Wheeler (Rockies), who combined to knock in both runs. Ryan Wheeler hit a two-out single in the first to score Adam Eaton (Rangers), while Tim Wheeler launched a leadoff homer in the third that proved decisive.

Brewers outfielder Kentrail Davis provided Peoria's offense with a two-out homer in the second. Matt Adams (St. Louis) and Logan Schafer (Brewers) both collected three hits for the Javelinas, who have lost two in a row.

Mets prospect Collin McHugh (1-2) took the loss after yielding two runs on five hits over three innings.

Seven relievers -- three from Peoria and four from Salt River -- combined to hurl 9 2/3 scoreless innings.

David Heck is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.