Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook – October 19, 2019

photo: Ivan Herrera (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Four St. Louis Cardinals position players and one pitcher saw action in Glendale’s 3-1 loss to Surprise on Friday night. Elehuris Montero and Ivan Herrera were hitless, but Herrera walked and scored his team’s only run. Conner Capel and Kramer Robertson each singled. Reliever Seth Elledge took the loss, allowing all three Surprise runs in the eighth inning.

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Friday, October 18.

Glendale Desert Dogs 1 at Surprise Saguaros 3

Four St. Louis Cardinals position players and one pitcher saw action in Friday’s contest between Glendale and Surprise.  The Desert Dogs lost to the Saguaros 3-1.

Elehuris Montero was the designated hitter and hit fifth.  Montero went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.  He struck out on a foul tip in his first at bat, then popped out to first base, struck out looking, and grounded out to the shortstop.  Montero is hitting .211/.362/.316 in 12 AFL games.

Ivan Herrera (Arizona Fall League)

Ivan Herrera hit sixth in the lineup.  The backstop was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.  Herrera grounded out to short in his first at bat, walked and scored in the fifth inning, grounded out to third in the seventh, and was hit by a pitch in the ninth.  Herrera is hitting .269/.424/.346 in 8 AFL games.

Conner Capel hit seventh and played left field, going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.  The outfielder struck out looking, singled to center, grounded out to second, and popped out to short.  Capel is batting .234/.306/.266 in 18 AFL games.

Kramer Robertson played at second base and hit eighth, going 1-for-3.  Robertson grounded out to second, flied out to center, and singled on a ground ball to center.  Robertson has posted a slash line of .235/.381/.353 in five AFL games.

Capel and Robertson had two of Glendale’s three team hits.

Seth Elledge pitched the eighth inning and had his worst AFL effort, yielding all three Surprise runs on four hits. The reliever walked two and was tagged with a blown save and the loss.  Elledge threw 27 pitches, 12 for strikes, and also had a wild pitch.  The three earned runs charged to Elledge were the first earned runs he has allowed in the AFL season.  The right hander has appeared in seven AFL games and now has an ERA of 3.38.

No other Cardinals saw action.

Glendale is 9-14 on the AFL season and is in last place in the AFL West, seven games back of Surprise.

Saturday’s game:  at Scottsdale, Jordan Johnson (0-2, 3.86) 8:30 p.m. CT.

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