Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 11, 2019

photo: Griffin Roberts (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Pitcher Griffin Roberts was the only St. Louis Cardinal to appear in Thursday’s contest between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Peoria Javelinas.  Glendale won the road game 5-2.  Roberts pitched four innings and gave up one run on three hits and no walks while fanning four.

Results for the game played on Thursday, October 10.

Glendale Desert Dogs 5 at Peoria Javelinas 2

Griffin Roberts (Arizona Fall League)

One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher saw action in Thursday’s 5-2 victory by Glendale at Peoria.  Griffin Roberts took the mound as the starter for the Desert Dogs and pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits.  The right hander struck out four and walked none.

The run scored via a solo home run in the third inning.  The other hits yielded were a double and a single in the fourth inning.  Roberts threw 61 pitches, 36 for strikes.  The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.07 in four AFL starts.

Despite the solid outing, Roberts was in line for a 1-0 loss when he departed, but was taken off the hook when the Dogs plated a run in the sixth. The home squad recaptured the lead with a run in the eighth, but Glendale roared back with four in the ninth, two unearned after the Peoria first baseman dropped a popup, to seal the win.

No other Cardinals, pitchers or position players, appeared in Thursdays contest.

Glendale is 6-12 in the season and is in last place in the AFL West.

Friday’s game:  at Peoria, TBA 2:30 CT.

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