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Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 24, 2019

photo: Conner Capel (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

In Wednesday AFL action, Glendale won again behind Conner Capel’s third home run in the last three games and three RBI. Kodi Whitley picked up his fourth AFL save. Cardinals Elehuris Montero and Seth Elledge also appeared.

Wednesday, October 23 – Glendale Desert Dogs 6 at Salt River Rafters 5

Four St. Louis Cardinals took part in Glendale’s Arizona Fall League victory on Wednesday evening. Conner Capel started in left field and batted seventh, Elehuris Montero played third base and hit eighth, Seth Elledge pitched the seventh inning and Kodi Whitley closed the victory with a save.

Capel played an important role in the victory, crushing a home run and a double for three RBI while Montero was 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout. Elledge pitched a scoreless seventh inning but worked around a pair of hits for his second hold and Whitley recorded his fourth AFL save despite allowing three hits and one earned run.

In a game filled with offense, the teams combined for 22 hits and 11 runs.

Reds outfield prospect Stuart Fairchild led Glendale in hits, with three in four at-bats. The 23-year-old hit three singles and walked once as he reached base a game high four times. Fellow Reds prospect Tyler Stephenson also performed well for the Desert Dogs. The catcher batted 2-for-5 with a double and a single as the only other player to tally a multi-hit game.

Brewers right-hander Victor Castaneda started on the mound for Glendale. The 21-year tossed four innings and surrendered just one run on two hits and three walks while fanning seven. Dauri Moreta (CIN) then took the mound to begin the fifth inning. However, he yielded three earned runs on two hits and a walk and was unable to finish the inning. Brewers right-hander Robbie Hitt recorded the final out of the fifth before tossing a scoreless sixth inning as well to maintain Glendale’s lead.

Kodi Whitley (Arizona Fall League)

Elledge then pitched the seventh before handing the ball to Quintin Torres-Costa (MIL) who struck out the side in a scoreless eighth inning. Whitley followed with the save to end the game.

With the victory, Glendale improved to 12-15 on the season, but remain in last place in the West Division. The Desert Dogs trail the Surprise Saguaros by four games with just two games remaining.

The Desert Dogs’ next contest will take place on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. MST against the Peoria Javelinas. The probable starters are RHP Gerardo Carillo (LAD) for Glendale and LHP Adrian Morejon (SD) for Peoria.

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