Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook: 10/28/17

photo: Sandy Alcantara (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Saturday, October 28.

Surprise Saguaros 3, Scottsdale Scorpions 11

Sandy Alcantara (USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Saguaros dropped a laugher to the Scorpions on Saturday. Surprise starter and Cardinal Sandy Alcantara was the losing pitcher.  The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits, including a two run home run, in four innings pitched.  Alcantara struck out seven and walked two, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. He suffered his second loss in the AFL, while his ERA grew to 5.73.

Pitching in relief were Cardinals Arturo Reyes and Josh Lucas.  Reyes pitched one inning following Alcantara, and surrendered one run on a hit and a walk. Reyes fanned a pair. Josh Lucas pitched a scoreless ninth with one hit allowed.

Andrew Knizner (USA TODAY Sports Images)

Three Cardinals hitters were in the starting lineup.  Andrew Knizner batted cleanup as the DH, and was 1-for-4 with an RBI, his 10th in 10 AFL games.  Oscar Mercado started in center and hit in the two hole, going 0-for-5, including a strikeout.  Edmundo Sosa, playing second base, batted ninth and was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.  Knizner’s and Sosa’s hits were singles.

The Saguaros fell to 7-9 in the AFL West. They remain tied with the Glendale Desert Dogs, with both teams three games back of the Peoria Javelinas.

Sunday’s game:  No game scheduled.

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