Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook: 10/26/17

photo: Edmundo Sosa (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Thursday, October 26.

Glendale Desert Dogs 10 at Surprise Saguaros 5

The Surprise Saguaros dropped Thursday’s home contest to the Glendale Desert Dogs by a 10-5 final score. The loss sets Surprise’s record at 7-7 on the season.

Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks gave up four runs across the fifth and sixth innings, leading to his second loss and first blown save of the AFL season. The big blow of Hicks’ outing was a three-run homer with one out in the fifth, allowing the Desert Dogs to pull ahead of the Saguaros for good. Overall, the right-hander allowed five hits, one walk and fanned three. His AFL ERA ballooned to 11.42.

Oscar Mercado (Springfield Cardinals)

Three St. Louis position players appeared in Thursday’s contest. Center fielder Oscar Mercado led off for Surprise and was on base four times in five plate appearances, with two base hits and two walks. However, his teammates could not get him home. Mercado’s AFL on-base percentage is .489 through 10 games.

Cleanup hitter Andrew Knizner played at first base. Knizner had a base hit in five at-bats, and came around to score, but grounded into two double plays.

Moved up to the seventh spot, Edmundo Sosa responded with a single and triple in four at-bats. The shortstop drove in a run and scored another.

Friday’s game: Surprise at Scottsdale, Zach Lovvorn (KC) (1-0, 0.00), 12:35 p.m. MT.

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