• The Washington Nationals' second '09 1st Round pick, right-handed closer Drew Storen, gave up a HR on the second pitch of his professional debut with the Class-A Hagerstown Suns back in June. Wednesday night it was a leadoff double on the fifth pitch he threw in his first Arizona Fall League outing. Storen entered the game in the ninth with the Phoenix Desert Dogs ahead 4-2 after DC first base prospect Chris Marrero's RBI single put Phoenix up by two in the seventh. After giving up the double to LA Angels' infield prospect Ryan Mount, Storen stranded the runner at second, striking out another Angels' infielder, P.J. Phillips, and popping up both Marlins' outfield prospect Bryan Peterson (to left field) and Cubs' shortstop Starlin Castro (to the infield), to record his first AFL save. Storen threw 12 pitches to get through his first professional inning with Hagerstown, tonight it took 19 pitches, 12 of them strikes for Storen to close out the Desert Dogs' first W.
• Chris Marrero was the Nationals' only position player in last night's Desert Dogs' lineup, and he had a double in addition to his RBI single to end the game 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and his second RBI in two games this Fall.
• Final Score - Desert Dogs 4, Solar Sox 2 - MLB.com Gamededay.
Desert Dogs now 1-1.