Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 16, 2021

photo: Juan Yepez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

On Friday, St. Louis Cardinals’ slugger Juan Yepez played right field and from the cleanup spot, drove in one of Glendale’s three runs in the Desert Dogs’ first loss of the young AFL season.

Results from the game played Friday, October 15.


Desert Dogs 3, Scorpions 4

The Desert Dogs were edged by the Scorpions in a one run contest on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.  Juan Yepez was the only Cardinal who saw action in this game, playing right field and hitting fourth in the lineup.

The Scorpions got on the board first on a solo home run.  To start the home half of the first, Astros prospect Pedro Leon reached on a fielding error and Dodgers prospect James Outman drew a walk.  Orlando Martinez from the Angels singled to load the bases.  Yepez’ sac fly drove in Glendale’s first run of the day.

Juan Yepez

The Desert Dogs scored again in the fourth, and a third run in the eighth, but the Scorpions’ three-run seventh gave them the one run edge.

Juan Yepez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Yepez was 1-for-3 on the afternoon with one RBI.  In addition to the sac fly, Yepez grounded out in the fourth, struck out swinging in the sixth, and singled in the eighth (and was stranded).

Saturday’s game:  at Surprise, Robinson Pina RHP (0-0, 0.00) vs. James Marinan RHP (0-0, 0.00) 8:35 CT.

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