Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – November 1, 2022

photo: Connor Thomas (Arizona Fall League)

The Salt River Rafters beat the Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday afternoon. Connor Thomas struck out seven, Jordan Walker doubled and homered and Mike Antico drove in a run and stole three bags. Masyn Winn had two hits and Ryan Loutos added a clean relief inning.

Results from the Arizona Fall League game played Monday, October 31st.

Salt River 5 at Scottsdale 3

The Salt River Rafters (11-13) defeated the Scottsdale Scorpions (11-12) at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday. Five of the eight AFL Cardinals appeared.

Starter Connor Thomas tossed five innings and surrendered two runs, one earned, on five hits. The left-hander fanned seven and walked none. He threw 51 of his 72 pitches for strikes.

Connor Thomas

Masyn Winn started at second base and went 2-for-5. TCN’s no. 2 prospect singled in the third and seventh innings. The 20-year-old has a .320 average in the desert.

TCN’s no. 1 prospect, Jordan Walker, blasted a solo shot in the second inning, his fifth in the AFL. He also doubled in the fourth and came across to score. Walker went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Jordan Walker

Center fielder Mike Antico recorded two hits. He doubled in the fourth inning to score a run and singled in the seventh. The 24-year-old stole three bases in the contest.

Ryan Loutos came in relief in the eighth inning and pitched a scoreless frame. TCN’s no. 47 prospect surrendered a hit but struck out a batter.

The Rafters had seven hits, four walks and six stolen bases. They went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position but the pitching held the Scorpions to three runs. The Rafters have won their last two games.

Wednesday’s game: at Peoria, RHP Anders Tolhurst (TOR) vs. RHP Bryan Woo (SEA) 2:35 CT (The Rafters are off Tuesday)

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