Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – November 4, 2021

photo: Andre Pallante (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

The Glendale Desert Dogs defeated the Peoria Javelinas in seven innings on Wednesday. Three St. Louis Cardinals were in action, including Andre Pallante, who started and pitched three scoreless innings. Brendan Donovan drew two walks in three plate appearances.

Result from the Arizona Fall League game played on Wednesday, November 3.

Desert Dogs 4, Javelinas 2 (seven innings)

The Glendale Desert Dogs defeated the Peoria Javelinas by a 4-2 score in a Wednesday afternoon contest at Camelback Ranch. St. Louis Cardinals prospect pitcher Andre Pallante started for Glendale and pitched three scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one. The Cardinal Nation’s 12th-ranked prospect topped out at 99 mph on the gun, per Katie Woo of The Athletic and lowered his AFL ERA to 2.08.

Pallante gave up a leadoff single to start the first inning, then struck out the next batter. After issuing a walk, the right hander induced a ground out and struck the next hitter swinging to end the inning.

In the second, Pallante retired the first two hitters on ground outs. He gave up a single but struck out the next batter to end the inning. In his final inning of work, Pallante retired all three batters, two on strikeouts and one on a line out to left field.

Andre Pallante

Two Cardinals were in the starting lineup for Glendale. Lars Nootbaar hit leadoff and played in center field. He went 0-for-4, striking out in his first at bat, the lining out to second base in the third inning, and flying out to right in the fourth and sixth innings.

Brendan Donovan hit third in the lineup and was the right fielder. He walked in the first inning and flied out to left in the third. Donovan walked and was caught stealing in the fifth in his final at bat.

Brendan Donovan

The Desert Dogs scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning. The White Sox’ Orlando Martinez led off with a triple. The Astros’ Grae Kessinger drew a walk and Pedro Leon was hit by a pitch. A second hit by pitch to the Angels’ Jeremiah Jackson scored Martinez. The White Sox’ Yolbert Sanchez singled to score Kessinger and Leon. The Angels’ Anthony Mulrine plated Sanchez on a sac fly.

The Javelinas scored their two runs in the fifth.

Glendale is 10-8 and is in second place in the AFL West, three games back of first place Surprise.

Thursday’s game:  vs. Surprise, Coleman Crow RHP (1-0, 1.13) vs. Cole Henry RHP (1-0, 3.75) 2:35 CT

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