It’s been a tough Arizona Fall League season so far for Jonathan India. And on Monday afternoon that continued. Sort of. In the field he made two errors – both of the throwing variety – giving him six in just 15 games played. He only had 18 errors in the entire regular season.
With that said, he did do some damage with the bat today. After being robbed of extra-bases earlier in the game, Jonathan India went deep to left-center field for a 2-run shot for Glendale.
Jonathan India rips a HR! He’s been battling this @MLBazFallLeague so it’s great to see this. @JonathanIndia @Reds @ctrent @johnfayman @baseballpro @BaseballHQ @BaseballAmerica @Prospects1500 @jasoncollette @claywlink pic.twitter.com/4zDZlfxj2p
— Michael Caplan (@M_Caplan) October 14, 2019
The home run was the only hit of the game for India, who went 1-5 with two strikeouts. The home run was his third of the AFL season in his 15th game. Home runs seem to be the only thing that’s going the way for the #5 overall pick in the 2018 draft. The infielder is hitting just .137/.250/.333 with three of his seven total hits being homers. He has walked seven times, but he’s also struck out 20 times.
Tyler Stephenson got the starting nod as the Desert Dogs designated hitter on the afternoon. He went 1-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the game. That walk gave him four – which is one more walk than he has strikeouts in his 10 games played. He’s hitting .378/.452/.541 through 37 at-bats.
Jordan Johnson was the starting pitcher on the day. The Reds starter allowed just one run over 4.0 innings, walked no one, and he struck out two batters. His ERA dropped to 3.86 on the season in 14.0 innings where he now has seven walks and 14 strikeouts.